Celebrating the life of

Renay Elizabeth McClain

November 26, 1961 - November 06, 2020

Renay Elizabeth McClain

Renay Elizabeth McClain passed peacefully on November 6, 2020 surrounded by her family and under the care of Pruitt Hospice.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia and enjoyed living in San Francisco and Hilton Head before settling in Savannah.  Renay traveled extensively experiencing arts and culture of the many places she traveled.

Renay was a kind, creative and gentle spirit that will be missed greatly by both her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard McClain, Jr. 

She is survived by her mother, Delorise (Edward) Zipperer; her sisters, Tamera Kish, Tina Pollard, Melissa (Tim) Wheeler, Courtney Loadholt, Laura Zipperer, and Gail Richman; her brother, Daniel Zipperer; nieces, Lauren Davis, Brittney (Travis) Lightsey, and Breane (Dustin) Knowles; nephews, Christopher (Melanie) Wheeler, Ryan (Casey) Wheeler; great nephews, Brayden Davis and Ezra Wheeler; and great nieces, Emmery Davis and Amethyst Wheeler.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in Renay’s memory to either the Savannah Food For The Hungry or United Ministries of Savannah.

The family will have a private service and appreciate your thoughts and prayers.



Renay was the bravest and most beautiful person that I have ever known. I have just learned of her passing and am devastated. She is now reunited in heaven with both her human father and her heavenly Father...they both have their arms around her and will watch over her for eternity. I will always love her and already miss her terribly...may she rest in peace with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and take her place among the angels of heaven.

- Alan Williams, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Alan Williams, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Private Service Will Be Held