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“Prayers to the family. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Past Student - GOLDSBORO, NC

“I was truly sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of the best teachers I had in high school. He was a very nice person. ”
2 of 40 | Posted by: Lois Smith - Smithfield, NC

“We were sadden to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family in your hour of sorrow and extending heartfelt sympathy. The Whitley Family ...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Carolyn Whitley Dobbin - NC

“I am sorry to hear of the death of your dear beloved. We know we love them, but God loves them best. Stay encourage and know that he is in God's...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Carolyn Montgomery Dixon

“Hope to see all of you during this time. What a great guy with a wonderful disposition Mr. McLean was! ”
5 of 40 | Posted by: Eric Sellers - Selma,, NC

“Mrs. Mac, Jack, and Rhonda, I was very sorry to hear of your lost and the community of Smithfield; but as you know it is heaven's gain.Mr. Mac...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Tanja Sewell

“To the Family of  Mr. John W. McLean, Mom Mac, Rhonda, and Jack.......Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Renée Sanders-Lawson

“Family, please know that your husband, father, relative, teacher, church member and friend, touched deeply those he encountered. Mr McLean 'stood'...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Valerie & Solomon Coachman-Moore & Family

“Holding Georgie, Rhonda, and Jack in our hearts and prayers. We share in the lost of Jack. He will be missed but not forgotten. ”
9 of 40 | Posted by: Beverly, Brenda, Francine - CA

“So sorry for your loss Mrs. Mclean. Know that I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayes. Keep looking up. Vicki Black Holland ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Vicki Black Holland - smithfield, NC

“I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Elder Mary Ann Walker

“We are sorry for your loss which is Heaven's gain. From the Rowland family ”
12 of 40 | Posted by: Linda Rowland-Daniels

“This really saddens my heart. Mr Mclean was my first introduction to music. He really had such a BIG heart and really taught us such great...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Chenita - Madison, AL

“Mrs mac and jack. Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope both of you fair well. Jack id love to catch up with you somtime. Drop me a line. Bruce radford ”
14 of 40 | Posted by: Bruce radford - Apex, NC

“Mrs. McLean and family, You are in my heart and prayers. Your heart will be lifted and your burdens too. There is nothing too hard, that Jesus...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara A. Shepherd - Selma, NC

“To the McLean Family, We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. John Wesley McLean.It seems as we have known Mr. and Mrs. McLean all of...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Nathaniel L. Sanders , Jr.

“May God grant you peace during this difficult time. Many Blessings, Yolonda ”
17 of 40 | Posted by: Yolonda Woodhouse

“Rhonda, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. T. Walker-Singleton Tampa, FL ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: T - Tampa, FL - co-worker

“The words of the Rev. Fred Pratt Green capture the essence of Mr. McLean’s spiritual example and gift to us all. I will always think of Mr. McLean...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Sylvia Anjanette Wall - New York, NY

“Mrs. Mac, What a joy to have known Mr. Mac. You both will always hold a special place in my heart! May the peace that our Lord provides, comfort you...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Roger Wood - Friend

“My condolences to the McLean family. May God's peace comfort you . ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Molly McGlamery-Pickens - NC

“Sorry to hear of your loss. You have my prayers. ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Lois Diggs Smith - Clayton, NC

“My deepest sympathies to the McLean family terri franzella ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: terri franzella - coworker

“Rhonda What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for including me in the testimony of a wonderful man and mentor. I'm so happy to hear that he has gone...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Patricia Nolan

“To the McLean Family: My deepest condolences to you at this time. May God continue to bless and keep you with His love. ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: Anthony D. Hines,I - Arlington, VA

“Missing Mr. Mack is the hardest thing for me because he was my "Role Model" and "Father Figure". A veru compassionate and loving man toward me and...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Rev. Rickey L. Simms - Raleigh, NC

“Remembering our dear uncle Jack, The things that he did to show he cared, the sound of his voice (Judy, Judy, Judy-Cary Grant impression). The widom...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Judith M. Caver-Stewart - Dallas, TX

“Our prayers and much love we share with you on the passing of a legacy. Terry Parker Gray Verneda S Parker Tonya Parker Legardy Kathy Parker...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Terry Parker Gray - Charlotte, NC

“Blessings to you all. What a sweet man Mr McLean was. I am blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: Rebecca Talton Kalsbeek

“Jackie and Rhonda, I am sorry to hear about the passing on your father!! Even though I am not home much now, I will always miss the ...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Teenia Murrell Lunsford - Durham, NC

“Mr. Mclean Although its sad to see you leave so soon. You have been a mentor as well for being a motivational speaker for everyone around you. You...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Delphine Neal - Friend

“By Rhonda's Daddy's and Mom's gifts, strengths, courage, patience, and example they affected positively generations of students, families, and their...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Tammy/Tamar Orvell - friend

“Rest in Eternal Peace, Daddy!! We will miss you but realize how happy you must be to be with Your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as Grandma...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Rhonda Joy McLean - Daughter

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34 of 40 | Posted by: Rhonda Joy McLean - New York, NY

“Rhonda and Jack, Please accept my sincere condolences. May you both find comfort in the warm memories of your dad who contributed much to better the...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Donald E. Smith - Greensboro, NC

“I loved Mr. Mac! He was my music teacher at Selma Elementary! He got me before Mrs. Mac did! I have a great love for music and I contribute alot...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Angela Piper - Selma, NC

“Mr. McLean was such special person. His love for music and teaching were inspirational. He and his beautiful wife, Ms Giorgianna, have always had a...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Consuelo Bedoya-Witt - Glenview, IL

“To the McLean Family, May your memories give you strength. Francesca ”
38 of 40 | Posted by: Francesca Mesiah - Buffalo, NY

“Heaven's choir just got a little better with the addition of Mr. McLean! I know there is some celebrating going on in the skies!! Can't you just...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Shannon House Botner

“I am so grateful to be the child of such a beloved and loving man. Dad was a true Christian in every way and inspired my mother Georgianna, brother...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Rhonda Joy McLean - New York, NY


Mr. John McLean, 90, of 407 Pine St. Smithfield, NC left this earthly life on Wednesday June 21, 2012 at Barbour Court Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held as followed:

There will be a wake on Friday June 29 from 6PM to 8PM at First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield, NC. There will be a viewing from 12PM to 1PM on Saturday and the funeral will follow at 1PM also at First Missionary Baptist Church.

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