Henry Lee McCann was born on November 26, 1941, to the union of William Ruben McCann and Mittie Mae “Candy” Denard, in Shubuta, MS. Later moved to Hattiesburg, MS.
At an early age Henry enlisted in the United States Army where he served in Germany. After receiving an honorable discharge Sept. 03, 1964, he moved to Albany, NY. He later re-enlisted in the United States Army Reserves.
There are many memories of Henry Lee McCann. He was known for his gift of playing the guitar, love of fishing and hunting, doing pushups with his index finger and thumb with one arm behind his back, the way he stood: leaning on one leg with his hands in his pockets, his unforgettable contagious laugh and let us not forget his fiery temper. He was always bragging about how proud, he was of his children.
Henry relocated to the city of Albany, in the early 1960’s. He joined Greater St. Johns COGIC formerly known as St. Johns COGIC under the covering of Elder Jack John Johnson. He participated in the services and was faithful as the guitar player. He played during St. John’s praise services. Henry was among the men of St. John’s who were taught the way of Holiness.
Henry departed his life on Friday, November 12, 2021. Preceded by Henry is his Father: Williams Ruben McCann. Mother: Mittie Mae Denard. Wife: Jeannie May McCann. Brothers: Leslie McCann, William McCann, Tommy E. Patton, Nathanial McCall. Sisters: Weter Mae Carter, Carolyn Patton Barnes, Alfreda McCann.
He leaves to cherish his memory…
His Siblings: James “Jimmy” McCann (Lucile), Willie Dayle Graham, Warren Patton (Carolyn), Vernitha “Fay” McFarland, Beatrice Everett (Curtis), Marilyn Kelly (Ron), George Montgomery, James Allen “Yogi” McCann, Willie McCall, Joe Lewis Terrell-McCann, Mary Carolyn Terrell, Lewis Noble (Dessie).
His Children: Zela Marie Johnson, Andre McCann, Katrina Kilgore (Anthony), Lynn Wesley (Michelle), Destiny McCann. He also leaves behind twenty grandchildren and 13 Great grandchildren.
Extended Family: The Phillips Family, Ms. Clara was his life-long companion of 25+ years. Who had worked tirelessly caring for Henry, over the years. If she had another chance, she wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again! Sleep In Peace, My Best Friend, My Companion Henry L McCann. I will miss you Forever! Henry was also affectionately known by his family and friends as King Henry, Uncle Belly & BB, and by his step-great grandkids as Hen Hen and H Dog.
The moments and times I spent with you are priceless. You treated as a father would treat a princess. I remember you taking me to Lincoln Park throwing a baseball to each other. My life with you was a home was away from home. Those are memories that I will never forget. I will treasure them all day of my life.
Your Eldest Child,
Zela Marie Johnson
A Special Thank You to the Staff at AMC Hospital, for the wonderful and kind care given to Henry.
Repast: Reigning Life Family Church
33 Rensselaer St.
Albany NY 12202