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Namon McClendon, Jr.

June 4, 2018

Namon McClendon, Jr., 72, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Keystone House Hospice after a valiant two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Namon, or “Scootie” to his family and “Mack” to his friends, was born to Namon and Gertrude (JenningsLloyd) McClendon, Sr. on August 4, 1945. A life-long Philadelphian, he was educated in the Philadelphia School District prior to being drafted into the United States Army, where he served in Germany during the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Sergeant. After receiving an honorable discharge, Namon returned to Philadelphia, where he held several jobs, including as a limousine driver for the famous Ciro’s Lounge, The National Sugar Refining Company, and the Philadelphia Navy Yard prior to joining the City of Philadelphia, first as an employee of the Department of Corrections and later as an employee of the Department of Human Services. He retired from the City in October 2017 after twenty-three years of dedicated service. Scootie was a people person and enjoyed nothing more than spending time talking about everything from politics to sports with everyone. He enjoyed going to work each day and continued to do so even while undergoing aggressive treatment for his disease. He did so because it gave him a chance to interact with his co-workers, all of whom he thoroughly enjoyed. It was nothing to pass him talking to someone at one location and then come back thirty minutes later and find him at another location talking to someone else. He also loved old TV shows, especially westerns, and could spend an entire day enjoying Bonanza, Gunsmoker Wanted Dead or Alive. Namon was predeceased by his father, Namon, Sr., and his mother, Gertrude, He leaves a large family to mourn him, including three daughters: twins Shawna Jones and Sharon Jones-Ward (mother Dorothy), and Gemela McClendon (mother Louise); a son-in-law, Pshone Ward; six grandchildren: Destiny, De’Sean, Unique, Ashanti, Lauren and London; four brothers: Edward and Floyd Lloyd, and Gregory and George (Fred) McClendon; four sisters-in-law: Dorothy Lloyd, Joanne Lloyd, Olivia McClendon, and Glenda McClendon; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as his special friend, Venetia Rollins. All will miss him terribly. 

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