Detective Reggie Alton McCann (Ret.)
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Retired Jackson Homicide Detective Reggie A. McCann, 70, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital.
Detective McCann was born January 10, 1943, in Minden, Louisiana to Alton Gwin "A.G." and Oree Braley McCann. He was a veteran of the United States Army and in 1977, he fulfilled his dream of joining the Jackson Police Department. In 1980, he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a very aggressive form of cancer. The surgeries that miraculously saved his life took a toll on him physically, but he vowed to put the fight above the pain and always showed a strong determination to continue to work tirelessly to serve the City of Jackson for 25 years because it was a career he truly loved and respected. He earned numerous honors and awards as he proudly served as a Police Officer and a Detective - first in Forgery and Fraud and then in Homicide. The courage that Detective McCann had in facing his health problems was always an inspiration to his family who loved and respected him with all their hearts. His love for his family was unconditional and everlasting.
Detective McCann is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 45 years, Ginger Welch McCann; his daughters Kimberly McCann Spencer, of Clinton, Kelley McCann Montgomery and son-in-law Keith, of Clinton; grandchildren Haleigh Ranae Spencer, Tre' Allen Spencer, Emma Ashton Montgomery and Braley Marie Montgomery; his sister, Sandy Kendrick and husband Rodger, of Arkansas; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beckye Benton Ainsworth.
The family would like to thank Dr. Rajesh Patel and his staff, especially his nurse Anna George Cohn, and the staff of St. Dominic Hospital who showed not only their professional care, but also their love and compassion to the McCann family.
Visitation is at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard in Jackson on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, October 24 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment and graveside services will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Oct. 23, 2013