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Thomas McNeely (1930 - 2012)

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Bishop Thomas Gerald McNeely Bishop T. G. McNeely, a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many was born on November 9, 1930 to Sylvester & Ruby McNeely. He entered into eternal rest on June 1, 2012, at home in League City, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He joined the Marine Corp in 1949 and served in The Korean War. Wounded at Chosin Reservoir, he was discharged with 3 battle stars, Purple Heart and 5 Campaign Ribbons. He married his wife of 61 years, Gwendolyn Sweet McNeely in 1951. He was called into the Ministry in 1952 and served on many Boards, with the United Pentecostal Church International, Preached Campmeetings all over the U.S. and Pastored several churches until his retirement as Bishop of New Life Praise Center in Seabrook, Texas. He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn McNeely, son Thomas "Bubba" McNeely Jr., of Houston, Texas, daughter Sharla Creekmore and husband Rev.Terry Creekmore, two grandsons, Rev. Shane Creekmore and wife Shareen, Ashly Creekmore of League City, Texas, 4 great grandchildren Kaylee Creekmore, Kaleb Creekmore, Avari Creekmore and Tori Creekmore and many relatives. He was proceeded in death by his Father Sylvester McNeely, Mother Ruby McNeely, Brothers-Rev. C.R. McNeely, Rev. Roy McNeely, Racheal Hardin and Leo McNeely. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4th from 6-9pm at New Life Praise Center, 1401 First Street (at Meyer), Seabrook, Texas 77586. Funeral Services will follow on Tuesday at 11am at New Life Praise Center. In lieu of flowers, the Family would like memorials made to New Life Praise Center for the T.G. McNeely Community Center. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster Texas.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on June 3, 2012
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