Jackie McClure, 41, who as a dying mother who turned to a...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

August 22, 1998

Jackie McClure, 41, who as a dying mother who turned to a daytime TV talk show to find parents willing to adopt her two young daughters, died in Cleveland on Monday night of AIDS and cervical cancer.

Ms. McClure appeared on the "Sally Jessy Raphael" show March 24 to ask for help finding adoptive parents for her daughters Tamika, 7, and Latasha, 8. She had no other surviving relatives, and her daughters' fathers were dead.

Ronald and Katonya Everett of Waynesboro, Miss., who are unable to have children, drove 16 hours to Cleveland to meet the girls. Ms. McClure agreed to the adoption after Ronald Everett yelled at a driver in time to prevent a car from running over one of the girls.

Pub Date: 8/22/98

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