Lorenzo Marvin ‘Mac’ McNeal, 83, relished playing chess and Bid Whist – WYDaily


Lorenzo Marvin Mac McNeal

HAMPTON Lorenzo Marvin Mac McNeal, 83, peacefully entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Sentara Careplex, Hampton.

He was born on Christmas Day 1936 to Henry and Beatrice McNeal, raised in Newport News and graduated from Huntington High School. As the football teams star quarterback and captain, he led the Vikings to two Virginia state championships in 1954 and 1955.

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Lottie Moore, Mac proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He subsequently joined the U.S. Postal Service, where after a nearly 40-year career, he retired in 2005. In retirement, he was a competitive bowling team member, golf and tennis player. He also relished playing chess and Bid Whist, and faithfully cheered on his beloved Dallas Cowboys. As an active member of First Church (Baptist) of Newport News, he supported the church as a gleaner and serving in the Student Ministry and Feed the Hungry Ministry. Lorenzo also served his community as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

Lorenzo leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Lottie McNeal; sons, Brian McNeal (Pamala McNeal) and Tony McNeal; and daughter, Marlette Mills (Eric Mills). Also left behind to grieve are his grandchildren, Sean McNeal, Ryan Mills, Pamela McNeal and Devin Mills; and a host of loving family members and friends. Macs daughter, Pamela McNeal-Parks (Stewart Parks); and son, Eric McNeal, preceded him in death.

Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Cooke Brothers Funeral Home. Celebration of life services will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 6, at First Church (Baptist) of Newport News, 2300 Wickham Ave., Newport News. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton.

Share online condolences with the family atCooke Bros. Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

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