Obituary for Eleanor McNair
leanor Aquilla McNair was born on July 18, 1947 to Lemuel W. Webb and Fannie Gibson Webb in Jacksonville, Florida. She was affectionately known as “Auntie” and “Miss Elli”. Eleanor was very intelligent, spiritual, kind, compassionate, fun-loving, protective of her family, and a lady of grace and class. She was a graduate of the 1965 Class of New Stanton High School. Eleanor matriculated at Edward Waters College graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business. She began her employment career as a mathematics teacher at MacClenny High School and completed her career at Baptist Medical Center retiring after over thirty years of service in the Environmental Services Department. On October 24, 1992 she married the love of her life, Alphonso McNair.
Eleanor was a third generation product of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She was baptized and reared at Central Metropolitan CME Church where she was a faithful, loyal, and dedicated member until her demise. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. Eleanor love her church and served the Lord at Central as a Sunday School Teacher, choir member, and member of the Fannie G. Webb Sunshine Circle of the Women’s Missionary Society. She also attended Faith Bible Church with her husband, under the leadership of Elder Billy Brock.
On Friday, March 31, 2017, God called Eleanor Aquilla Webb McNair from her earthly labors to her eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lemuel and Fannie Webb; brother, Lemuel Webb, Jr.; and her husband, Alphonso McNair.
Eleanor leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Carolyn Webb Walthour; brothers, Lawrence Webb Sr., Benjamin Webb Sr. (Angela), Anthony Webb (Millie) and Norman Webb; brothers-in-law, Raymond McNair, Lonnie McNair, Jean Sheffield and Dwayne Jones; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Singleton, Shirley Borden, Janice Sheffield, Lin Green, Retha Robinson, Jackie McNeal and Gloria Spencer; nephews, Lawrence Webb Jr., Eric Webb, Lemuel Eugene Webb (Lakisha), Benjamin Webb Jr (Sharon), Jermaine Marshall (Natalie), Freddie Walthour Jr. and Garrison Webb; nieces, Carla Marshall Smalls (Alexander), Latonya Webb, Malissa Webb and Tristen Webb; aunts, Ethel Webb and Isaileen Webb; and a host of cousins, other relatives; godchildren, Mary DeJarnette and Zachary Davis; extended family and devoted friends, Jacquelyn “Doll” Johnson, Nathan Love Jr. and many other friends.
Mrs Eleanor Webb McNair 69, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away March 31, 2017. She received her formal education in the local school system of Duval County, graduating from New Stanton High School class of 1965 also graduated from EWC class of 1969. The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM SATURDAY, April 15, 2017 at Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church 4611 North Pearl Street . The visitation will be 5-7:00 PM, Friday at the mortuary. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234