Gerald B. McNeill

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Mr. Gerald Brown McNeill, 76, of Mamers passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Marvin and Omie Patterson McNeill. Gerald worked at W. Koury Company in Sanford for many years and volunteered many hours at Boone Trail Elementary School in Mamers. He loved playing bingo, watching sporting events, listening to bluegrass, and was an avid Carolina Tarheels fan. Gerald was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister, Edith McNeill Underwood and a brother, James Lee McNeill.

Gerald is survived by nephews Dale Underwood (Vickie) of Greensboro, Randall McNeill (Jane) of Mamers, Marty McNeill (Debbie) of Mamers; nieces, Dona U. Zimmerman (David) of Reidsville, Sherri M. Wilson (Tim) of Mamers and Mary Beth Lawrence (Todd) of Raleigh; great-nephews, Jonathan Jones, Randy McNeill, Stephen McNeill, James Wilson, Bradley Wilson and Clay Lawrence; great-nieces, Nicole Womack (Jason), Micheala McNeill, Grace McNeill and Paige Lawrence and a great-great nephew, Tucker Womack.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 PM Monday, April 17, 2017 at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway with Rev. Scott Yow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall Monday from 2:30-4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boone Trail Ruritan Club Benevolent Fund in care of Randall McNeill, 185 C.P. Stewart Rd, Lillington, NC 27546; Holly Springs Food Pantry, 385 Holly Springs Church Rd, Broadway, NC 27505 or Antioch Food Pantry, PO Box 525, Mamers, NC 27552.