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June 3, 1955 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Lennis McQueen, age 68, of Red Springs, NC; affectionately known as “Lenn” by the many who knew him was born on June 3, 1955 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Albert D. Murphy and the late Naomi McQueen . He was preceded in death by his baby sister, Pamela McQueen and his godfather, Minister Benjamin Ford.
Lenn attended school in Robeson County and New Jersey Public Schools. Lenn also attended broadcast traning. Lenn loved to collect and reinvent items. He was a REAL “jack of all trades”. He was a helper to many.
Lenn loved his church and his church family. Sometimes when he was discussing his church, he would say “That’s my First Missionary”. Lenn had a strong love for his pastor, Reverend Derek McNair and First Lady McNair. He said, “Pastor McNair and Sister Aleasia are my buddies.’
Lenn was an avid Bible study and Sunday school scholar. He always had a lot of love for the word. He also was involved in the “Bible ‘Round Table” discussion meeting.
Lenn was a retiree from the Public School of Robeson County at the Robeson County Career Center. He was employed with Croft Metals in Lumber Bridge; he also did carpentry with Mr. Rural Chavis.
Lenn was a man of few words, but when he spoke, his words were thunderous. Nothing made him happier than to hear “hey Papa Lenn.” They all loved him so much.
Lenn leaves to forever cherish his loving memories, his loving wife of 27 years, Renet, his children, one son, Melvin McQueen, Charlotte, NC; three daughters, Sonyetta (Meka), McQueen, of Charlotte, NC; Mikiya McQueen, of Red Springs, NC; and Shaunta (Jermaine) Burns, of Red Springs, NC; two brothers, Larry McQueen, of Chicago, IL; and Lonnie (Paulette) McQueen, of Lumberton, NC; two sisters, Myrtle Bennett and Lora Ann McQueen, both of Red Springs, NC; godmother, Brenda Ford, of Rocky Mount, NC; one god sister, Donna Rivers, of Elizabeth City, NC; three godchildren, I’Shawnna Ward, of Red Springs, NC; Sellia Pittman, of Red Springs, NC; and Messiah Pratt, of Red Springs, NC; five grandchildren, Erman, Jaylen, Armani, Mylie and Jada. One great grandson, Kash, two brothers-in-law, Kevin (Pam) Oliver, Pascagoula, MS; and Willie (Angela) Johnson, of Greensboro, NC; one god granddaughter, Taylor Walker and his mother-in-law, “Mama Lizzie” of Red Springs, NC. He had a host of nieces and nephews far and near that he was so proud of. They loved their uncle Lenn, some called him “unk.” Friends and former co-workers who loved Mr. “Mac” Queen.