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Ida Mae McClease Golden

March 15, 2014

Manteo- Ida Mae McClease Golden of Manteo, surrounded by her family, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Vidant Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, North Carolina. She was 88 years old.

Born on July 19, 1925 in Manteo, NC, she was the daughter of the late George McClease, Sr. and Cora Wise McClease.  Mrs. Golden was the widow of the late Thomas Benjamin Golden, Sr.

Ida attended the public schools in Dare County and worked in various restaurants in Dare County until her retirement in 2003. She joined Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ at a very early age and was consecrated as a church “mother” in early 2000.

Survivors include her six children: Elder Carrie Golden Holmes of Manteo, NC; Thomas B. Golden, Jr. (Marjorie) of Manteo, NC; Charlie W. Golden (Louise) of  Manteo, NC; Henry Lee Golden (Vanessa) of Bonaire, GA; Sharon D. Golden of Sierra Vista, AZ; Cora G. Burris of the home, one sister, Mary Conway Manteo, NC, twelve grandchildren and thirty-eight great- great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Phyllis W. McCleese of Greensboro, NC; and Nellie Golden of Boston, MA; brother-in-law, Joseph M. Berry of Elizabeth City, NC  and one god-daughter, Kimberly McClease  of Wilmington, NC.

Preceding her in death were ten siblings and beloved grandson, LeQuan Denorris Golden.

A special celebration of her life will be held at Free Grace Church of Christ, 821 Sir Walter Raleigh Street in Manteo at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 23, 2014 with a viewing one hour prior.  The committal rites and burial will follow the service, at Free Grace Church Cemetery.  Elder Carrie Golden Holmes is pastor.  Elder T. J. Etheridge is the eulogist.

Please express condolences to the family via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.