Lee "Omaleah" Perry McClary

Lee “Omaleah” Perry McClary, age 91, of Franklin, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:55 a.m. at The Hopkins Center in Woodburn.

There will be a private family visitation at Gilbert Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia after a private graveside service.

Lee was born on June 3, 1928 to the late Arling McKinley Perry and the late Ollie Hunt Perry. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Haywood “Mac” McClary and two brothers, Kenneth “Ken” Perry and James “Jim” Perry.

She is survived by two sons, Perry J. Romeo of Franklin and Joseph C. Romeo of Memphis, Tennessee; one sister, Sue Perry Draper of Franklin; five grandchildren, Theresa Lee, David Romeo, Alan Romeo, Anthony “Tony” Romeo and Robert Romeo; three great grandchildren, Michael Lee (5 years old), Catherine Lee (3 years old) and Evelyn Lee (4 months old).

Lee graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School in 1946. After leaving Franklin, Lee lived in Memphis, Alexandria, Virginia and Falls Church before moving back to Franklin in 2012.

She was a member of the Washington Golf & Country Club. Lee was a realtor in the Washington D.C. area for over 25 years, consistently in the top one% of realtors in the region. In 2009, she earned the American Contract Bridge League Life Master Award.

She was known for her southern charm and generosity. Lee enjoyed vacationing with her family at Ocean City, Maryland, dancing and playing cards.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite #401, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3284.

Online condolences may be made at www.gilbertfhonline.com and complete obituary may be read and shared on the Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.