James C. McNeal – 1944-2020

James C. McNeal – 1944-2020

JAMES C. MCNEAL, 75 of Little Rock and a member of Union AME Church received his heavenly wings on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. He was born to Jim and Marie McNeal in Clarksville, Ark., on November 12, 1944. James attended the College of the Ozarks, now the Univ. of the Ozarks where he played football. He later attended the Computer Training and Placement School in Little Rock. James had a 40 plus years successful career in Computer Technology working in IT Departments at Commercial Nat’l Bank, retiring from Alcoa Aluminum Co. of America and ending his career last Wednesday morning at CADC where he served as Supervisor of Technology. James is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Marie A. McNeal; daughter, Shayla (Vincent); seven godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, fishing buddies, church members and friends. Walk-Thru visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, 10-4:30. Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. Live streaming will be available on the Ruffin & Jarrett Facebook page. Face masks required. Observe social distancing, seating will be limited. Both services will held be at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock.

23 thoughts on “James C. McNeal – 1944-2020”

  • Marie, I want you to know that my family and I are praying with and for you. Kenneth thought very highly of him,. I felt very comfortable with the two of you at the reunion. I was impressed at how warm and easy It was to get to know him. Now , I want you to know that God is able to give you a perfect peace and serenity. I know He will , just ask Him. Tell God that you are unable to bear this load, and He will be your burden bearer.. We will pray for you and your loved ones, as often as you cross our minds. (Lost your TN, please call me, I don’t get out !)

  • James was one of the kindest men I have ever met. In the ten years I knew and worked with him, he never had a negative thing to say about anyone or any situation. He will be sorely missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers going out to his wife and daughter.

    • Dear Tracey Lawson,
      Shayla and I thank you for such kind words about James. Your prayers are most appreciated.
      God bless!

      Marie & Shayla

  • Our condolences to the McNeil Family,
    You are in our prayers, may God bless and keep you during this time. Mr. James was a very dear friend to us. I worked with him at Alcoa and her well be missed by us. May God strengthen and keep you is our prayer.
    John Hannon, Sr. Family ❤️

    • Dear John and Wanda Hannon,
      We appreciate your prayers. John, I remember that you and James worked at Alcoa. I
      remember seeing you at an event at your church.
      Thank you for your prayers.Marie & Shayla McNeal

  • I don’t know exactly when I met James but I think it was close to 20 years ago. I immediately hit it off with him. He was intelligent genuine and very caring. He always made you feel like you were the most important person in his life. I have loved working with James for all these years and I will miss him sorely. My love, thoughts and prayers to his family. Please know James made a positive impact on my life and a great many others.

    • Dear Joe Larocca,
      Thank you for the kind words about James. Also, your prayers mean so much to us.
      God bless!

      Marie & Shayla McNeal

  • Marie , Shayla, my deepest condolences for brother James. I will forever miss us singing in the Son’s of Allen choir at Union AME. Will always consider James a friend and appreciate him taking this Alabama boy under his wings. Will be greatly missed. My family prayers are with you at this time of grief.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Marie and Shayla and their family during this very difficult time. “…God blesses you who weep now, for the time will come when you will laugh with joy.” Luke 6:21

  • I had the please of working with James. He was a real nice and fun person to be around. He will be missed. R.I.P. James.

  • James was (is) a wonderful man
    I enjoyed our relationship at work he was always joyful and enjoyed making people laugh
    I know you will miss him

    I believe that this world has been and will continue to be
    A better place because of one James McNeal
    He touched my life and I know he touched others

  • James was a great man. I meet him 8 years ago when I started working for CADC.
    He always had a smile on his face happy go lucky.
    May GOD hold each of you in the palm of his hands and keep you all strong
    Linda Fite

  • Our Prayers are with you and the Family. Please let us know of any thing You need. We are always here for you.

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