Marvin McClain, Jr., also known as “Mickey,” was born August 9, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to the union of the late Marvin McClain, Sr., and Bernice McClain (Sally). He was the second born of twelve children and the oldest brother. Mickey accepted Christ into his life at an early age. He received his formal education in the Chicago public school system, and left high school to join the US Armed Services during the height of the Vietnam War. When Mickey returned home to Maywood, Illinois, he joined Alzinia Mays in marriage. Two children were born from this union. After receiving his GED, he went on to further his education by attending LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts of Chicago. Mickey worked multiple jobs, the railroad being one of them. His passion, however, was cooking, and Mickey worked as a cook for years. He loved the art of cooking; The presentation of the dishes he made was everything to him. Mickey took his creations very seriously and there wasn’t a dish or meal he could not make. Mickey moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he met and united in marriage with Norma Wells. To this union, two children were born. Mickey loved spending time with his brothers and grandchildren. During the later years of his life, prior to being troubled with his health, Mickey decided to walk a different walk of life. He decided to grow closer with Christ the Lord and allow his relationship to develop and grow. He walked this walk until June 6, 2023, when the Lord decided it was time for him to go home. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Kevin McClain; granddaughter, Justice; two sisters, Adrienne Oliver and Sharollette Ann West; and two brothers, Wayne McClain and Stephen McClain. Mickey leaves to cherish his fun and loving memories: his wife, Mrs. Norma McClain; two daughters, Danielle “DeeDee” Hogue and Carolyn “Reecee” McClain; son, Eric Stephen “Peewee” McClain (Angela); granddaughters, Kyliah, Kyrese, and Alexus; “His Girls,” Markell “Ejay,” Jadyn “Jay,” Jameelah “MeMe,” Derrion “Pooda,” and Ebony; grandson, Dylan “His Boy ManMan;” other daughter, Sherria, whose mother, a friend and companion of Mickey, Tunya Johnson, he was preceded in death by; sisters, Monica Sally, Leona Sally, and Joanna Glass (James); brothers, Leon Charles McClain, Walter Sally, Jerome Sally (Debbie), and Tyrone Sally; brothercousin, Kenny Lumpkin; two sisters-in-law, “his prayer warrior Patt (Greene)” and Joan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended grandchildren, Markell, Destiny, Lil Zack, and Tiny.