Mr. Jessie James McLeod



Mr. Jessie James McLeod, 80, of Dunn, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Jessie was born January 7, 1937 in Cumberland County, son of the late Archie B. and Mary Virginia Birdsong McLeod. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Louise Jackson, Doris Jackson, Viola Bass, Eunice Bryant; brothers, Junior McLeod, Glenn McLeod, Bill McLeod, Franklin McLeod; and nephews, Alvin McLeod and Melvin “Buddy” McLeod, Jr.

Jessie was a farmer in his early life and had retired from dry wall work having worked for Earl Butler, Dale Morgan and Randy Beasley.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Beasley, Rev. Johnny Haney and Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Jessie is survived by his sister, Margaret Strickland and husband George of Benson; nephew, Danny McLeod and wife Brenda of Dunn; nieces, Annie Hair of Dunn, Edna Earle McLamb and husband Mack of Lillington, Judy Carol Messer and husband Lynwood of Dunn, Catherine McLeod of Dunn, Faye Reid of Linden; and other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home and at other times at the home.