Andrew Jackson McLemore, III, 89, died peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021.
Andrew was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson McLemore, II. He was educated in Memphis Public Schools and graduated as an honor student from Booker T. Washington High School. He later entered the United States Army. Upon leaving the Army, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and a Master of Science in Library Service from Clark Atlanta University. He started working at Miles College where he married Joyce Scott of Birmingham, Alabama in 1964. He later went on to earn an MBA from Georgia Southern University, and a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. He retired from Savannah State University as a librarian and began practicing law. He was a member of Butler Presbyterian Church where he served on the Men’s Council. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He was an active member of The Southbridge Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dr. Joyce McLemore. He also leaves behind his oldest son, Andrew Jackson McLemore (Bookie) IV, of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Mignon Pierce of Kensington, MD; daughter, Maria McLemore of Capitol Heights, MD, and son, Michael McLemore of Boynton Beach, FL, and six grandchildren. A son, Victor Allan McLemore, predeceased him.
A private service was held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Foxes and Weeks Chapel. He is buried at Greenwich Cemetery in Thunderbolt, GA.
Dr. Joyce McLemore and family my deepest sympathy to you all. I remember Dr. Andrew McLemore as a co- worker and a retiree at Savannah State University. May God give you all the strength needed during this difficult time.
- Carolyn Fletcher , Savannah , GA
Dr. Joyce McLemore and family. My deepest condolences on your lost. May you find peace and comfort through precious memories. God bless.
- Sandra McCord Best, Savannah, GA
Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family during this troubling time. Know that you are loved and that God makes no mistakes! Let not your heart be troubled ;continue believing in Him !
- Herman&EudoraAllen&Lyric, SAVANNAH , GA
It was so surprising to hear of my first supervisor's passing. He gave me my first job at Savannah State University in 1970. He was a wonderful person to work for. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. May God continue to watch over you and Bless you is my prayer!
- Margaret Ilugbo-Hunter, Savannah, GA
- Vivian M Brannen, Savannah, Georgia
Mrs. McLemore, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. McLemore. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!
- Andre F Washington, Macon, GA
Love and hugs to you all! Mr. Mac will be missed.
- Claruth McLemore, Atlanta, Ga
Sending my sincere prayers and condolences...
- Juliette Freeman, Savannah, Georgia
My sincere condolences to the family. We were once close neighbors on Gilbert Street in Thunderbolt.
- Barry Gill, Charlotte, NC
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel