Mother Lucille McNear, daughter of the late Hampton and Amelia Jenkins was born on February 20, 1929. She departed this life on April 27, 2020, at her home in Woodbine.Lucille attended Middle Township Schools and later worked in various local establishments. She met and married Bennie McNear and together they established a home in Woodbine raising their two children, Donald and Sheila.Lucille was a lifetime member of Christ Gospel Church, where she faithfully served the pastorate of Elder John Small, District Elder John Brooks and Bishop Edgar Robinson. Mother McNear served on the Finance Committee, Advisory Board, as Church Treasurer, Trustee Board Member and choir member.Lucille retired in 1995 from Woodbine Developmental Center after eighteen years of dedicated service. Upon retirement and widowhood, she expanded her dedication to her family. Lucille loved her grands and was so very proud of every one of them. As her health began to fail, her son Donald took over to care for her and the grandchildren. He remained her faithful companion and caretaker until the end.Lucille leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted son, Donald Jenkins, Sr.; five grandchildren: Athena Jenkins-Withers, Demetria Lee, Donald Jenkins, Jr., Sharonda Burden and Lynnel Jones; along with Chris Greer and Milindi Jenkins; great grandchildren, Christopher, Rachael, Antoine, Jamilia, Lawrence, La’Nia, Erik, Grace, La’Cotia, Donald III, Amber, Jada, DaiSheila, James, Zaliyah, Jeremiah; Six Great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law Claude McNear; godchildren, Tracey Brooks-Mays and Dwayne Williams; Special cousins, Bernice Brunson and Eartha Dixson. She was predeceased by her husband Bennie McNear and her daughter Sheila Jones.A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.Condolences atwww.radzieta.com
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