James “Jim” Edward McNeill

August 17, 1944 - April 20, 2020

James “Jim” Edward McNeill, 75, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past ten years, formerly of North Easton, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, April 20, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born August 17, 1944 in Brockton, MA to John and Arlene McNeill, now deceased.

Jim was a Nazarene pastor, retired, and a volunteer for the past ten years at the Fort Myers Beach United Methodist Church.  He pastored in New Bedford MA and Wolcott, VT.  He worked as a manager of a christian camp in New Hampshire and worked at a christian conference center in Lake Placid, FL.  He was also a teacher at a christian school in Tampa, FL.   Jim was best known for his kind and fun-loving spirit. He was truly a man of God always putting others before himself.   He was multi-talented with a history in construction before the ministry and used these gifts over and over in his service to the Lord.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sharyn McNeill of Cape Coral; three loving children, Vickie Walton of Gering, NE, Michael McNeill (Sherri) of Lakeland, FL, and Michele McNeill of Cape Coral; two brothers, John “Chicky” McNeill (Connie) of North Easton, MA, and Daniel “Dan” McNeill (Mary ) of Middleboro, MA two sister in laws, Joy McNeill of Hilton Head Island, SC  and   Judi McNeill of Eden, VT; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  

James was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman “Ted” McNeill and Arthur “Art” McNeill.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Rosemary Anderson Apr 22, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy to his entire family.

  2. Linda Delamarter Apr 22, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Especially at a time like this. I pray the peace that only God can provide will fill your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus🙏

  3. Lucille Parent Apr 22, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Nice obituary

  4. Lucill Parent Apr 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Loved family for 60 years

  5. Joy McNeill Apr 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Jim, you will always be remembered by the saying”
    Has anyone told you they love you”. I do. You were so very kind and always a smile, a laugh. You were a true family man and probably had the perfect marriage. You honored the Lord. You left us way to soon but you are with your brothers. You will always be remembered and loved.

  6. Francie Dottin Apr 22, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    He was a great man of God, I loved our time with him and his family at the Nazarene church in East Wareham. My prayers are with sharyn and the family during this time.

  7. Shirley Miller Apr 22, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    So very sorry to hear this! We all shared some.good times when Jim and Sharyn pastured the Wolcott Nazarene church! Thinking of you Sharyn and family!

  8. Melissa Tatro Patnoe "Missy" Apr 22, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    My heart goes out to the McNeil family. The world certainly has lost a great man. Heaven needed a story teller. Even though I haven’t seen “Rev” for probably 35 years I still feel this loss. He was such a good man, a man who always a smile for you. “Has anybody here told you they loved you today? Let me be the first, put me on your list”

  9. Christine Shedd Apr 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Jim, you were always so great to me way back when. You will always have a piece of my heart! Prayers and love to the family. Christine Aldrich now Shedd.

  10. Jacqui Howard Apr 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Jim was a God loving, fun guy and he and Sharyn were so much in love from the time they were teens and on. Always had a smile for everyone…

  11. Jenny and John Tay Apr 22, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Jim. You will be missed by us. You will always be remembered by your sincere smile and loving heart. Not the least, we will miss your sharing with us your snacks. Let us celebrate his life and we truly know that he is in good hand above.
    May God Console and comfort Sharyn, Michelle and family.

  12. Grace Cardona Apr 24, 2020 at 1:50 am

    This entire family has a special place in my heart. Jim was a wonderful man who made me laugh. When I began my walk with the Lord, he was first person that I told and we prayed together. I am so very sorry for your loss but I know he is now in the loving arms of our wonderful father God

  13. Judy Wheeler Barrows Apr 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Sharyn and family. Oh, my, how I loved all of you during our times together at Wolcott Church of the Nazarene. All of you were such a loving, encouraging family. I remember the warmth that radiated from you. You have continued to be in my heart and in my prayers all these years. I surely do look forward to when we meet again in heaven. What a glorious reunion that will be. May our loving Father comfort you and grant you His peace.

  14. Linda Dias Apr 24, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathy. A great friend and man of God. May God comfort you during this time Sharyn and family. Love and prayers Joe and Linda Dias.

  15. Mary Ellen Kimble Apr 26, 2020 at 7:36 am

    I was shocked and dismayed to hear this news. I will keep you all in my prayers at this difficult time.

  16. Nicki Luders Apr 30, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Love you uncle jimmy !! We will miss you. You were a great man of God and just a wonderful person. Love ❤️

  17. daniel mcneill May 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    my brother with a smile. always had something cooking in his head. was fun loving all the time. being all boys , he and I would practice new dances in the living room. in the late fifties early sixties. won dance contest at record hops with sharyn,, the third brother lost in less than a year. I guess the other two needed him . your loss like the others is not easy for me , will tell of my memories of you to all who ask. rest in peace . has anyone told you they love you today. I love you

  18. Lucille Parent Jun 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Loved family for over 60 years. He was so special for anyone who new him.

  19. Lucille Parent Jun 1, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Special Friend for 60 yrs
    Know Jim since was teen and always smiling. Love his wife and family beyond words. Will be missed by everyone.

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