Obituary for Thelma "Mama T" Vine
Mrs. Thelma “Mama T” McClain Vine, died peacefully in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, May 11, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 74. She was born on June 21, 1942 in Gladewater, Texas to Ozzie and Jesse Mae (Robinson) McClain. On April 19, 1985, Mama T married Joseph Vine. She was a generous, driven, dedicated woman and mother, yet always kind, gentle and patient. Mama T always encouraged her children to pursue their goals and dreams. She was a witty induvial who loved cooking, baking and cross word puzzles, but her passion above all else, was her family and the Dallas Mavericks; she was their #1 fan. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Vine, her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Left to cherish her memory is son “Cassiaus” Terree Williams; daughter Vanessa McGruder; daughter Daisy Guyton - Baker; brothers Terry, Eddie, Billy, “Bow Pete” Kenneth and “Pumpkin” Jerry McClain ; sisters Easter, Gladys and Besse Mae McClain; granddaughters Jalisa Long and Quanisha McGruder; grandson Deton McGruder Jr.; granddaughter Keishealia McBride; great grandsons Semaj McGruder and “JP” Jacob Long as well as numerous extended family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mama T, will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving, with an inurnment at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 Beltline Road, Grand Prairie.