Mr. Jimmie McLean, 78, of 14 Colorado Street, Highland Park, Michigan (formerly of Sanford, North Carolina), entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 1, 2021 at his place of residence.
Jimmie McLean was born March 19, 1942 to Myrtle McLean in Sanford, North Carolina. During his childhood, the McLean family relocated to Detroit, Michigan.
The oldest of three children, he graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, and soon after joined the United States Army. He served several years and was honorably discharged. During the time he served, he traveled abroad, serving in Germany, England, France, and Spain. After serving, Jimmie obtained employment with all big three auto manufacturers. Although Jimmie had been married, he didn't have any children, so he treated his nephews, Kenneth and Donny as his sons.
Jimmie's mother, his brother Eddie, his sister, April, and a nephew, Donny, all preceded him in death.
In 2000, Jimmie received recognition from the state of Michigan House of Representatives and Mayor of Highland Park for being one of the community's leading members that helped stop the building of an incinerator in the city. Jimmie spent most of his recent years enjoying listening to Jazz music and buying the latest electronics. He prided himself on his home theater he set up in his room with surround sound and a large, flat-screen TV.
Jimmie departed this life on February 1, 2021. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his loving nephew, Kenneth (Sonya) Hobdy of Highland Park, Michigan; cousins Patty and Altovise Milner of Pontiac, Michigan; and many cousins of Sanford, North Carolina, that are not only the lifeblood of the McLean family, but were also considered by him to be brothers and sisters because of his Grandfather Hurdie McLean's wish that he looked after them as such.
Michigan arrangements are entrusted to James H. Cole Home for Funerals, of Detroit, Michigan.
North Carolina arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.
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