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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday November 16th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday November 16th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Pauls Presbyterian Church
Saturday November 17th, 2018
11:00am

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Funeral Service

St. Pauls Presbyterian Church
Saturday November 17th, 2018
11:00am

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Lewis McNeill

Lewis McNeill, 91, died November 14, 2018 at Open Arms Retirement Center in Raeford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William John and Addie Baker McNeill; his siblings, Lucille Burkhart, Margaret Willis, Edward McNeill, Janie Barbour, Floyd McNeill, and Robert McNeill.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sarah Louise McGoogan McNeill; his children, Ann Mikan and husband Tom, Martha Goff and husband Tom, John McNeill and wife Kristen, David McNeill and wife Jane; his sister, Edith Newton; grandchildren, Lee Thach, Tara Stroud, Matt Goff, Daniel Goff, Sara Goff, Madeline McNeill, Kevin McNeill, Kimberly McNeill, and Mitchell McNeill; great-grandchildren Ava Thach, Ty Thach, and Hayden Stroud.

Lewis was a graduate of Hoke County High School and a Navy veteran.  In 1956 he graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming.  He became a partner in McGoogan-McNeill Funeral Home.  This later became McNeill Funeral Home, which he operated until he retired in 1993.  Beginning in 1969 he served 2 terms as mayor of St. Pauls.  He served on the board of directors of Waccamaw Bank and United Carolina Bank.  He was a member of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and elder.  He was recognized for his service by being honored as elder emeritus.  He was an avid pilot who continued flying until he was in his mid-80s.  He was a member of Cape Fear Aero Association.

A visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11am at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 283, St. Pauls, NC 28384.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the special care provided by the staff at Open Arms Retirement Center, Amedisys Hospice Care, Betty Smith, and Linda Scott.


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Guestbook

The daughters of "Shine" and Nina Jackson offer our deepest sympathy to the McNeil family. Mr. Lewis was a man of honor and helped others during their time of grief.

Helen Villarta Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

Me McNeil was a very nic caring and considerate person he and his wife have been a blessing to the town of St. Pauls ad the people here and surrounding areas he will be greatly missed by a lot of us

Ricky Taylor Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. McNeill was such an inspiration and encourager to our family and all those who were blessed to know he and his wonderful family. His professionalism and gentle demeanor in helping so many through their times of grief and loss will be remembered by many. Thank you for always having an uplifting or kind word that always made me feel special. RIP dear friend, I pray you're soaring with the angels and have heard those words we all long to hear some day, "Well done, my faithful servant ". Well Done. Prayers and great memories for the family and sweet Miss Sarah.

Beverly Huggins Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss.

Anna Steigerwald Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

St. Pauls has lost a great man, he will always be remember, as pillar of the town of St. Pauls. He always treated everyone with the utmost respect. God speed Mr. McNeill.

Barbara Osborne-Duhamell Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lewis McNeill

May Britt Ingram and Family Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

May God bless Mrs.McNeill and her family..Mr.Lewis was a Southern Gentleman..He will be greatly missed in St.Pauls,NC..He was true Servant in Funeral Service....Larry & Ginny Chason..

Larry & Ginny Chason Nov 15 2018 12:00 AM