Joe H. McNeil, affectionately known as “Joe Jr.”, a long time resident of Boston, Massachusetts, was born on March 25, 1943, in Sanford, North Carolina. After a courageous battle with cancer, Joe passed away with his loving daughter by his side. He was one of six children born to the late Joe H. McNeil, Sr., and Rosie McNeil-Bell, currently residing in Boston, MA. Joe will be forever remembered by his devoted sister, Janice McNeil-Horner, Brothers: Leviticus “Lee” McNeil, Gene A. McNeil, and preceded in death by brothers; James C. McNeil and Samuel H. McNeil. Joe attended Johnsonville High School located in North Carolina, and later set roots in Boston, MA., where he worked as a truck driver for D&R trucking and later worked for Somerville Furniture. Joe worked well with his hands, from auto repair to home improvement, you name it-he could fix it! He was also known to throw down in the kitchen, serving up great dishes for his family and friends to enjoy.
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He also leaves to mourn his precious memories, two daughters, Valerie Fields, and Beverly Brewington, and a son, Walter Martin, all of Boston, Massachusetts. Grandchildren: Rashaad Martin, Shylia Martin, Jabari Martin, LaNika Brewington, William Brewington, Charles Brewington, Shaina Fields, and Troy Fields Jr.; Great-grandchildren: Arabin Martin, Isaiah Louis Joseph, and Lanaya Brewington. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Joe touched the lives of many with his witty sense of humor and undeniable charm. His mother will miss his company, she knew she could always count on Joe Jr. to make a great meal followed by great conversation. Joe will forever live in our hearts.
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