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Jason Alan McCain

Jason Alan McCain of Vicksburg, Houma, La. and Asheville, N.C. passed away unexpectedly Sept. 9, 2020, at the age of 41.

He was an exemplary and loving father, husband, son, brother and friend.

While Jason was dedicated and brilliant professionally, earning many achievements throughout his career as a financial analyst, he was also an ardent adventurer and gifted musician. He had a way with words; his music was both mysterious and soul-felt. Jason had a kind, gentle nature and pure heart.

He loved deeply and was loved by all who knew him. He had a profound love for life and lived every moment fully-sharing his passion for the outdoors and adventure with his wife and children, building a lifetime of memories they will cherish.

Jason was born on May 7, 1979, in Memphis, Tenn., and raised in Vicksburg. As the youngest of four children, he came to be known as “Baby,” and years later would even become “Uncle Baby,” a title he held proudly. He spent many hours sharing his musical talents with his niece and nephews, whom he endowed with a deep love for music.

Jason attended Warren Central High School and developed many life-long friendships there. He continued to follow the football team he had once been a part of, not only returning to watch games but live-streaming them as well. He went on to graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in Banking and Finance.

Professionally, as with all things he pursued, Jason excelled. He began his career as a financial analyst at Charles Theriot, CPA, in Houma, La. In August 2019, Jason and his family moved to Asheville, N.C., where he worked as a manager of Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services at Johnson, Price, Sprinkle PA.

Jason and his wife, Christina Vedros McCain (Bena), moved to Asheville, N.C. to pursue their dream of raising their children surrounded by nature. They wanted their lives to be full of adventures and rich in experiences. Jason was an amazing father. As stated beautifully by his wife, “He talked with Lola, Ruby and Julien. He held them. He wanted to give them everything they could possibly want in the world. He wanted them to be themselves and was great at connecting with them individually, to be the dad that each child needed. He was present and sweet and involved.”

Jason was a loving and devoted husband. He cherished Bena and their life together. He showed her every day that he loved her through his support, understanding, respect and compassion. They had an enviable love that was evident to all who knew them. Often, he could be seen gazing lovingly at her. He loved being with her at home, on adventures, or out on the town. They enjoyed a multitude of activities together- including ping pong and darts. Loving and being loved by Bena fulfilled Jason and brought him great happiness. They built a beautiful love, life, family and home together.

Jason is survived by his wife, Christina Vedros McCain; his children, Lola, Ruby and Julien McCain. He is also survived by his parents, Heber and Rebecca McCain; his brothers, Will and Michael; his sister, Kimberly McCain McDaniel; as well as nieces and nephews, Elizabeth McDaniel, Tyler McCain, Patrick McDaniel, Micah and Keira McCain.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Jason’s life at the Vicksburg City Auditorium (901 Monroe St.) on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a college fund for Jason’s three children. Donations may be made to https://gf.me/u/y2ha4g.