Fredrick Sweezy McNeil was born on May 18, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Mrs. Louvenia (Sweezy) McNeil and Alexander McNeil. He attended George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He was known for his keen fashion sense and athletic ability; including football, track & field, and skillful diving. He was very humorous; infusing laughter into any situation. He had an artistic flair and a creative mind. He also had a charismatic personality, and at the same time, was a very private person. He studied karate at an early age and earned the black belt; symbolizing his dedication and commitment to the sport. He spent his early summers in Shelby, North Carolina with Francis Sweezy Evans, Betty Jean Sweezy Davis, and cousins. Ricky fathered two daughters and a son; Karena, Stacey, and Tory. He is survived by children Karena Ross and Torrey McNeil; grandchildren Ryan Ross, Anthony Ross, Miqueen Ross, Teshay Ross, Tequon Ross, Ambrose Hicks; uncle Austin Sweezy; siblings Ronnie McNeil and Reginald (Wanda) McNeil; nieces Portia McNeil, Jantelle McNeil, Ja’Nia McNeil, Tamala McNeil; nephews Charles Johnson and Ronelle McNeil; cousins Dianne Sweezy Clemons, Shirly Sweezy Brooks, Elvira Davis, Phyllis Davis, Roberta Evans, Cornelius Davis, Annette Davis, and Elijah Davis; and a host of great-grandchildren, cousins and loved ones. He preceded by parents Louvenia Sweezy McNeil and Alexander McNeil; aunts Fannie Sweezy Evans, Betty Jean Sweezy Davis; uncles Kelly Ross, Loy B. Sweezy, Austin Sweezy; cousins William Wells, James Wells, Austin Davis, Vera Montgomery. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in the chapel of Community Mortuary, Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.
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