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Lawrence Vernon McNeil Sr.

November 14, 1943 — November 25, 2023

Englewood

Lawrence Vernon McNeil Sr., favorably known as Larry passed away from natural causes at the age of 80 on Saturday, November 25, 2023.  Larry was born in Gary Indiana, moving to the Denver area when he was 5 years of age.  He loved Colorado and the Front Range and made it his home.  He was a husband, a father, grandfather, and great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague and friend.

A real estate pioneer and trailblazer for the African American community, Larry will be remembered and missed by many in the Denver area and beyond.  Helping families achieve the American dream through home ownership was Larry’s expertise and a lifelong purpose.  His true passion, however, was in celebrating the lives of his children and grandchildren.  

Being the passionate man Larry was, he had an undeniable candid and open way of drawing people in.  His true desire in life was to be connected, engaging and provide advice along the way. By nature, he was altruistic.  A true salesman and negotiator at heart, unintentionally, Larry fostered initiative.  His character was nothing short of love, compassion, and integrity.

Larry will also be remembered as an adventurer, always seeking new endeavors while enhancing the lives of everyone around him with his infectious charm, energy, and vigor.  

Larry graduated from Manual High School in 1962 after which he pursued multiple career paths but found the profession he was made for…. real estate.  Larry obtained his real estate license in 1976 and became a broker for Century 21 and later RE/MAX where he remained for the balance of his real estate career.

He is survived by his wife: Lavonne Jewel McNeil

His four children: Monica Price, Lawrence (Vernon) McNeil Jr., Stephen McNeil & Briana Brettillo.

His siblings: Willie, Owetta & Mayo McNeil.

His grandchildren: Britney Price, Roman, Aneya, Marquis, Sequoia, Etienne & Genevieve McNeil, Ayva Critchlow, Mateo & Jonah Brettillo.

His great grandchildren: Maeleigh Nelson, Zamar, Zariya, Atalia, & Azreal McNeil, Zakai, Malikai & Legend Watts, Donovan & DeVaughn Price.

His nieces and nephews: Delisa Pitts, Chuck Roberson, Danielle McNeil, Romella El Kahzarrzi, & Wesley McNeil-Zuck.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel Dacus McNeil, and Gloria Swanson McNeil.

Funeral Services will take place on Monday, December 11, 2023.  

 

If you wish to help the family in lieu of flowers, consider a financial donation. Any amount will be most helpful and greatly appreciated. You can venmo your donation to: @Lavonne-McNeil

 

Link the link below to live stream Larry's funeral service.

https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=544cc705-6edc-45d6-9c1a-3c1907866db8

 

 

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3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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