Mable Eliza (Harris) McLean

November 28, 1947 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Mable McLean Obituary

The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. McLean will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.


Mable (Mabel) Harris McLean was born on November 28, 1947 to the late Jesse Harris and Constella B. Harris in Durham, NC. She was educated in Durham Public Schools. She worked various jobs in Durham over the years and later retired from Valassis, Incorporated.

On November 3, 1989 she married Eugene W. McLean, Sr. who predeceased her just six months ago. Now they are joined again in heavenly bliss. Although they did not have any biological children together, she welcomed his children as her own. Her love also extended to several adopted daughters and sons. Mable was a fun-loving person. She always said, “if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.” She always had time to listen, talk with and pray with people. She would welcome you in, sit on the living room couch and listen as she crocheted. You always felt loved after spending time with Mable. She was an avid bowler and won many trophies. Mable was also known for her crocheting skills. She used her talent to bless her family, friends and community with beautiful blankets.

Mable lived in the Walltown Community most of her youthful years and attended Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at West Durham Baptist Church when it was located on Thaxton Avenue in Brookstown. In her adult life, she became a lifelong member of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham, N.C. She was a faithful member and served in various capacities such as the Usher Board and the Gospel Choir. She even crafted blankets for new babies at Zion Temple UCC.

Mable Harris McLean transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at the age of 75. After several weeks of declining health, Mable, “Ma Mable” as she was affectionately called, passed peacefully at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, N.C. She was preceded in death by her brothers-Junious Blake, Harold Harris, Sr., James Harris, Elmus Harris, and Jesse Harris. To cherish her memory, she leaves her children Eugene McLean Jr. (Yolonda), Boiling Springs, SC, Ricky Lyon, Kannapolis, NC, Annette Sorrell (Ralph), Willow Spring, NC, Godchildren Brian Evans (Melissa), Durham, NC, Keva Collier Kidemu (Bernard), Fairfax, VA, Patricia Langford (Adam), Indianapolis, Indiana, Brothers in Law- Harvey McClain (Cathy), Orangeburg, SC, Louis Lyon, Bobby McNeil, Raleigh, NC, Sisters in Law- Mattie Blake, Durham, NC, Lucy McNeil, Raleigh, NC, Myrtle Blackley-Myles (John), Durham, NC, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

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Viewing (Walk Thru)
October 13, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

October 14, 2023

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

Celebration of Life
October 14, 2023

3:30 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707


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