Korianno D. McNeal, age 35, died at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, in Camden, New Jersey, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Born on October 16, 1984 in Danville, IL, Kori joined the Minnesota National Guard and served our country in the United States Army. He deployed with the New Jersey National Guard in ‘04 -‘05 with the 50th MSB, E Co. (Sutures) and ‘08-’09 102d CAV A Co. as a Combat Medic in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Doc Mack served selflessly as a Combat Medic providing medical care, instructing first responder courseware, and mentoring Soldiers and Colleagues alike. After his honorable discharge, he continued to instruct and manage the sustainment training for Army Combat Medics, Navy Corpsmen, Airforce Medtechs, NJ State Troopers, and many more first responders. He continued to serve his country as a Federal Employee for the Department of Defense. His love of learning led him to further his education by earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rowan University in 2019.
Kori was a faithful son, grandson, brother, friend, husband, and father. Above all, he loved being a father and a was a devoted dad. His kindness and generosity touched so many lives. He loved spending time outdoors fishing on his kayak, cooking on his BBQ grill and smoker, and spending time at his cigar club. A true Soldier and veteran, Kori participated with many veteran events throughout the community.
Korianno is survived by his daughter Amaya McNeal, Olivia and Diego Ortega, his wife Lisa McNeal; his brothers and sisters: Kenyatta McNeal, Irvin McNeal, Jr, Melissa(Steven) Brandon, Kynia Love, Khiemonte Love, Kiantas McNeal, Khadija Love, Keyanna Pankey, Kecia Young, & Deidre Penn as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Kori was preceded in death by his father Irvin McNeal, his mother Dara Love, his grandmother Lilla McNeal, his uncles Marlon McNeal & DeWayne Harris, his aunt Deidra Brooks, and his bonus mother, Ms. Kay P Young
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 11:00 am on March 16, 2020 at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church 609 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am until the time of the service. Officiating Dr. U. Pete Williams. Interment will follow after at Danville National Cemetery.
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