Ashley Clay McDaris

July 4, 1962 - March 28, 2018
Ashley Clay McDaris


Ashley Clay McDaris, age 55, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

He was born on July 4, 1962, in Wilson, NC, the son of Issac Edison McDaris, Jr and Rose Pittman McDaris.

Clay lived life simply with a joy for music and working on his bikes.

Clay is survived by his daughter Emily Monk; brothers Eddie McDaris and soul mate Eloise Mitchell of Micro, Roger McDaris and wife Sheila of Selma; sisters Lisa Stephenson and husband Andy of Asheville and Amanda Sessom of Kenly; several nephews, a niece, great nieces and great nephew. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rose P. Sessom and father, Ed Jr. McDaris.

Services are pending at this time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • March 29, 2018
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  • March 29, 2018
    Tammy Baker says:
    Thoughts and prayers for Amanda Sessom & Lisa Stephenson

  • March 29, 2018
    Gloria Sykes says:
    Gone way to soon! So sorry Roger, Eddie, Lisa, Amanda & family for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you in this difficult time. Albert & Gloria

  • March 30, 2018
    Wanda Holloman says:
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.