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Johnsonville – Funeral service for Mr. Simon Hilliard McNeil will be conducted 11:00 AM, Tuesday,February 6, 2018, at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence. Interment will follow in Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Simon H. McNeil, son of the late Simon McNeil and Belva Bostick McNeil was born  August 25, 1941. He died February 1, 2018.

Mr. Simon was a member of Aimwell Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board. He was also a member of St. Luke Masonic Lodge #171.

Mr. McNeil was a Class of 1961 graduate of Gibbs High School, in Pamplico, SC. He was certified in HVAC and Electrician; a Paramedic; employed with Florence County School District 2; Merita Bread Company and retired from Wellman Industries.

Mr. Simon was joined in holy matrimony to the late Margaret Graham McNeil.Survivors include two sons, Leon McNeil and Gregory (Tessian) McNeil; six grandchildren, Anessia, Brianna, Trinity, Venice, Gregory and London; two brothers, Wesley McNeil and Lesley McNeil; seven sisters, Celia M. Fleming (caregiver), Laura (TJ) Butler, Juanita Duncan, Ethel Townes, Minder M. Hamlin, Mary Hyman and Margaret Smith; six sisters-in-law; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Masonic Rites and family visitation will be held 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel 307 S. Johns St., Florence and other times at 1306 Grahamville Rd, Johnsonville.       

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  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    We're praying for the family.God bless all of you.
    ~ Treaver Keith & Family   Florence, SC
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Laura and family, our prayers and condolence to you and your family on the passing of your brother. Your sister and brother in Christ.
    ~ Mr. & Mrs. J. Bolden   roselle, NJ
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    Sorry to hear about Simon passing, I'm praying for all of you.
    ~ Leola Shird   Pamplico, SC
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Praying your strength in our Lord. Regina Johnson Green
    ~ Mrs. R. Green   jersey city, NJ
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    MAY GOD BLESS!
    ~ Gene E Parker   Tampa, FL
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    My condolences, and many happy memories of Mr. McNeil be with you. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. "Do not be anxious...but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 New World Translation.
    ~ Mich E
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    My condolences, and many happy memories of Mr. McNeil be with you. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. "Do not be anxious...but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 New World Translation.
    ~ Mich E
  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Simon. He was a great man and a true gentleman. Although we lost touch with each other over the years, I still have great memories of him. I will always remember his smile and the gentleman he was when I worked at Chief's store (Danny's Shell) at Kingsburg. The family are in my prayers and know that Mr. Simon is with our Lord and in Heaven. God bless you all. J.W. Strickland
    ~ J.W. Strickland   Florence, SC
  • Monday, February 05, 2018
    Leon and Gregory, your Dad was a true friend. I worked with him at Wellman and a few times with him at the Johnsonville Rescue Squad. He was always looked up to and admired for standing up for his beliefs and honesty. He told it to you like it was. He will be missed, but not forgotten. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you.
    ~ Clyde Calvin Hughes   Anderson, SC
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Sending love to my Mother Ethel Townes and her siblings. God will comfort you in your time of sorrow. Uncle Simon is in a better place.
    ~ Ethelind Baylor   Philadelphia, PA
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Sending love to my Mother Ethel Townes and her siblings. God will comfort you in your time of sorrow. Uncle Simon is in a better place.
    ~ Ethelind Baylor   Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, February 05, 2018
    Minder sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May God continue to keep you and your family covered with his Blood. My Prayers are with you.
    ~ Franklin Cockfield   Florence, SC
  • Monday, February 05, 2018
    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our/my most heartfelt condolences.
    ~ Elaine E Rogers   Gresham, SC
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Ethel Townes, and the McNeil Family we were very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Praying for strength for the family.
    ~ Bishop Donald & Christine Hyman   Florence, South Carolina
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    It saddens us to hear you are mourning the loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton