Johnnie McNair, III

Sunrise: March 15, 1953

Sunset: January 14, 2021

Johnnie McNair III, received his heavenly wings on January 14, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. He was born to  Johnnie McNair, Jr. and Beatrice McNair Griffin on March 15, 1953 in Norfolk, VA.  

Johnnie graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, VA in 1971. He was a faithful  member of St. Paul CME Church, Norfolk, VA. for over 50 years, where he supervised the Youth Ministry,  served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Ministry, and also a member of the Senior and Men’s Choirs,  where he sung often as lead soloist. Johnnie was employed at Budweiser Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo as a  driver and delivery man for many years while in this area. He attended Tidewater Community College  where he received a Certificate in Culinary Arts. He was well-known for his cooking skills and never  turned down an opportunity to go fishing.  

Johnnie relocated to Charlotte, NC where he has resided for the last 8 years. While in Charlotte he worked  for Sam’s Club, until retiring prior to his death. He was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice McNair  Griffin, maternal grandparents Ernest Savage and Florence Turner Savage and paternal grandparents  Johnnie McNair, Sr and Hazel McNair Sutton; one uncle Melvin D. McNair and two aunts Marjorie Savage  and Barbara Jean Walton . 

He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancee’ (little shorty), Toni Stitt of Charlotte, NC; his father, Johnnie  McNair, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; one son, Abron (Boxey) Clark of Norfolk; two daughters, Tiffany Tillery  (Billy) and Ashley McNair both of Norfolk; four granddaughters, Bianca Wilkins, Brianna Wilkins,  Ary’Anna Cannady and Akira Clark, all of Norfolk; one grandson Arreion Clark of Norfolk; four sisters,  Deborah Scoggins and Hermione Everett, both of Chesapeake, Terrie McNair of Hampton and Tracy  McNair of Norfolk; one brother, Donald McNair of Norfolk; a step daughter, Tenisha Edwards (Derrick) of  Norfolk; a stepson Rod Stafford of Charlotte, NC; two step grandchildren Kiera and Rod Jr. Stafford both  of Charlotte, NC; two aunts Jean M. Watson (Melvin) and Janice Charity both of Chesapeake and a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, February 5, 2021 4:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Paul C.M.E. Church 310 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23510 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Alan Brinkley says

    So sorry to hear of Johnnie’s passing, I remember him with so much energy and zest for life;a people person,a servant,my condolences go out to Terrie and the family,I feel a piece of what you all are feeling at this,God bless the McNair family.

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    Lisa Montgomery says

    Prayers and Comfort to Johnnie, Jr. and Family. Weeping May Endure for a Night but Joy Comes in the Morning. Rest Well Johnnie, Jr. Peace??

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    Dexter F Reid says

    My sincere condolences to the family of Johnnie. I met him years ago while working at Norfolk Community Hospital. My fondness memory of Johnnie was his willingness to help senior citizens traveling on day trips to casinos. He helped everyone with a smile. Some things you will never forget. Take your rest my Brother. If it’s God’s will, I’ll see you on the other side.
    Dexter F Reid

    Shiela and family you are in my prayers??

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      Dexter F Reid says

      Meant to say Deborah instead of Shiela. My apology. Dexter

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    Mona Hinton Farrow says

    My condolences and prayers to the McNair family. I remember Johnny’s smiling face and friendly greetings as he walked the halls of BTW. His smile was like a ray of sunshine every day always lending a hand to assist others.

    Mona Hinton BTW ‘70

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    Patricia A. Cargans says

    Our condolences to the Family of Johnnie McNair.
    We go way back to elementary school. Rest my friend and remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    Sit at the feet of Jesus until we meet again.

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    Clementine Hedgspeth says

    My condolences and prayers to the McNair Family.

    Clementine Merritt Hedgspeth

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    Shannon Scoggins says

    I would like to send prayers and condolences to my family at the passing of my Uncle Johnnie. He was so full of life and loved to cook. One of my fondest memories of him as a child was when he would take me and my brother fishing. Til this day, I can bait a hook because of him. I will miss his smile, his zest for life, his cooking, and his singing. Continue singing in heaven, Uncle Johnnie. You will be missed. Your niece, Shannon

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    LaVerne R. Grier Jones & Families says

    To The Family of My Song Bird, My Buddy, My Pal, My Friend my family and I extend our condolences to you. Johnnie was fun and a enjoyable person who was always Johnny on the Spot to help out when called upon or not. This chicken, fish frying buddy was always cooking something and would make sure he told you not to miss out. If he was in Church serving as a Usher, Singing a Solo or helping with something he never said no. He will be truly missed with his all the time smile and waving to everybody.
    He was a true mentor for my grandson Clemonte’ Baker “Where’s my Lil Man” he would say, who he started up in the Men’ Choir at St. Paul to sing with them.
    Yes missed he will be. Resting In Heaven He Is.
    Love and Blessings

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