In Memory of





Obituary for Joseph Constanier McNair Sr.

Reflections of Life

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

A Time to Be Born: Joseph C McNair, son of the late Barbara Dulin and Joseph McNair, was born December 26, 1955, in Norfolk, Virginia.

A Time to Plant: Joseph grew up and joined Queen Street Baptist at an early age. He later became a member of New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA. After graduating from Norview High School, he went to Christopher Newport University for one year then decided to join the army in May 1975 and received an honorable discharge April 10, 1979. Later in life he worked for the City of Norfolk Water department for several years.

A Time to Lose: Preceding Joseph in death are his mother Barbara Dulin, his father, Joseph McNair, stepfather, Andrew Dulin, sister Joan McNair Dixon, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Now It Is Our Time to Mourn: Joseph leaves to cherish his memory his sons; Travis McNair (Atlanta, GA) and Shamon McNair (Atlanta, GA), his aunts; Helen McIntosh (Chesapeake, VA) and Elizabeth Brinson (Charleston, SC), Louise (Rowland, NC), and Francis (Fayetteville, NC), grandkids; Jordan McNair, Shamon McNair, Stephon McNair, Kyree Wheatheroy, and Kareem McNair. Great grandkids; Reign Boone, his siblings; James (Priest) Lewis (Bishopville, SC), Beverly McNair Henderson (Apex, NC), and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and other close relatives, friends, and special friend, April Walker.

Don’t cry for me. Don’t shed a tear. The time shared with you will always be and when I’m gone, please carry on, don’t cry for me. My death was meant to be, don’t cry for me.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10