Sidney Cortez McleanAugust 23, 1966 ~ September 12, 2017 (age 51)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “ John 14:27
Mr. Sidney Cortez McLean was born on August 23, 1966, in Washington D.C., to proud parents Roberta Twine McLean and the late Willie McLean.
For those who leave us for a while, have only gone away; out of the restless, care-worn world, into a brighter day. On the morning of Tuesday, September 12, 2017, God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to call Sidney home.
Sidney graduated from Hoke High School 1987, and he is remembered as being the “joker” and fun to be around. He worked at the House of Raeford for many years until it closed. He worked for Mega Force Staffing for the past two years as Shipping and Receiving Clerk at ERICO. His co-workers enjoyed working with him, and remember him as a pleasant.
Sidney was blessed to be born and reared in a Christian environment at Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior at an early age and remained devoted to Christ throughout his life. Sidney spent his last days spreading the Word of God to anyone that he encountered.
He was a humble, unassuming man with a quiet demeanor. He was extremely friendly and welcomed everyone he met with open arms. Sidney was known for his humanity and willingness to help others which made him a friend to many. All that knew him came to know his great love of basketball, his fun loving personality and his how much he loved and cared for his children; he always tried to be involved in their lives.
Those left to cherish his memory are: his loving and devoted wife, Gwendolyn Covin McLean, loving mother Roberta Thelma McLean, his cherished children Danielle McClain and Brian Hoskins, his step-children Courtney Covin, Damario M. Covin, Nekillya Covin, Jaimee Covin, Devin Covin and Jasmine Covin, Shalava Covin, six grandchildren, two sisters Samantha McLean-Price and Kesha McLean-Skyles, two brothers, Olando Sterling McLean and Bernard Robinson. One sister in law Shelia Smith, three brother in law Ricky Smith, Robert Smith Jr., and Minister Gerald Smith (Skyler) and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The Lord told Sidney job well done.