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James T. McGill

Charlotte, North Carolina

1948 - 2020


February 9, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina


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Grier Funeral Service, Inc. Obituary

Mr. James Thomas McGill, 71 of Charlotte, passed away on February 9, 2020 at Atrium Health.  He was born August 30, 1948 in Monroe, NC to the late Willie McGill and the late Mozell Barrett. 

Mr. McGill was educated in the Union County School System and attended Monroe High School. He retired from Johnson C. Smith University/FDY  Catering Services where he enjoyed making sure the students received a nutritious meal.  Mr. McGill always told the students to " eat with your eyes, nose and mouth".

At an early age, he confessed Christ as his savior and attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, North Carolina.  He later moved to Charlotte, NC and united with Chappell Memorial Baptist Church where he participated on the Male Chorus and was a member of the Male & Senior Adult Usher Boards.

Mr. McGill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruby Huey Wright McGill; one daughter, Latasha Wright; and one sister, Pearlene Barrett.  He leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, James Thomas McGill, Jr. SC and Jason Antione Wright of Concord, NC; eight grandchildren, Jacob McGill, Dashawn McCullough, J'Quan McCullough, Jalaken Green, Rahkeda Hastings Sincere Bennett, Keshad Wright, Zaybron Wright; two special cousins, Sharon Poston-Richardson of Charlotte, NC and Barbara Wallington of Greensboro, NC; five brother-in-laws, James Robert Huey (Kalora) of Marston, NC; David Huey (Wilma) of Hamlet, NC, Issac Huey (Margarett) of Charlotte, NC, Willie Moore of Miami, FL, Charles Moore of Charlotte, NC; three sister-in-laws, Shirley Garrett (Matthew) of Willingboro, NJ, Mary Leak (Isaiah) of Raeford, NC, and Sharon Dickerson (Joe) of Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

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