April 10, 1944 - December 7, 2019
Mr. Willie McNeil, age 75, passed away in the early hours of the day on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home in Durham, North Carolina surrounded by his loving wife, Carrie and his medical associates. Born in Erwin, North Carolina (Harnett County) on April 10, 1944, he was the son of Thomas Cameron and Mamie McNeil. While in elementary school, Willie's family moved to Durham, North Carolina where he was educated in the Durham Public School system. There he met Carrie Sutton whom he married in 1962. To this union, three children were born. Willie loved his family and often said that having a family was a "beautiful thing". He loved to talk and had many conversations with his children. He would always give them advice on the joys and challenges of living. He was a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin, North Carolina. For more than thirty years, Willie was employed at Duke University in the Anatomy Department as a technician. He enjoyed traveling throughout the country. His main hobby was fishing. Willie is preceded in death by his son Michael. Left to cherish Willie's memories are his wife of fifty-seven years, Carrie Sutton McNeil; two daughters, Jennifer "Robin" Cole (Jeffrey) and Pamela McNeil; one son, Maurice Watson; four grandchildren, Cordero McNeil, Aissia Bedell, Camary Ferguson and Autumn Ferguson; one great grandchild, Gaia Brown; five brothers, Thomas Cameron (Elaine), Frederick Cameron (Mary), John Cameron (Mary), Larry Cameron (Marie) and Harvey Cameron (Elaine); sister-in-law, Patricia Sutton; brother-in-law, Von Sutton; special relatives, Uncle George (Edith) Cameron and Aunt Georgia Cameron; a special friend, Chester Hughes; special brother and sister, Fisher McMillan and Flo McMillan; and host of extended family members and friends. A celebration of Willie’s life will be held at Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, 309 N Queen Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701 on Thursday, December 12th; Family Visitation at 11:30 a.m. and Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made with a check to Carrie McNeil, 233 Overlook Ave., Durham, North Carolina 27712 or contributions in the name of Willie McNeil to America Cancer Society and American Lung Association Durham, North Carolina.
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