Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Laura Jane McCloud, 98

WILMINGTON — Laura Jane Land McCloud was born on July 25, 1924, the fourth of seven children to Sgt. James Talmadge Sr. & Rebecca Reville Land in Wilmington, NC.

In 1942, she married the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Milton McCloud, Sr. In addition to her husband & parents, she was predeceased by her siblings & their spouses, Mildred Futch (Harry), Irene Heroux (Chick), JT Land, Jr., Peggy Millinor (Maurice), Faye Leo, Jean Russell (Frank), sons, Dick, Jr. & Robert, her son-in-law, Joseph Streavel and 2 grandsons, William Roger Canady, Jr. & Robert Lee McCloud, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Ann Canady & Dorothy Faye Streavel, her son-in-law, Roger Canady, her grandchildren, Melody Clanton (Wayne), Raylene Cross (Jeff), Shawna Morganflash (Lloyd), Richard Ward (Phyllis Stutts) & Tina Rivenbark (Bill), seven great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, so many special nieces, & her special sweethearts, nephew Joey Leo, Dr. Bill Salling & Charlie Rivenbark.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation with a graveside service immediately following at Wilmington National Cemetery (2011 Market Street)

Our sweet Grandma Laura was the epitome of unconditional love. She loved us when we were at our best & even harder when we were at our worst. If you knew her for more than a minute, she likely loved you too. We will miss her terribly, but we know in our hearts there is one heck of a USO shindig going down in the heavens today with 6 beautiful sisters, their handsome brother & all of their sweethearts!
Love you more + more + more Laura Jane. Fly high sweet angel.

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