A Man with a Vision, Willie John McLean AKA Hotspot Willie, passed away on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 in Stockbridge, GA. He was born in New Haven, CT on November 13, 1959. Son of (Predeceased) Ernest McLean and survived by mother Luiza McLean. Willie is the youngest son of four children. He started his entrepreneurship as a student at Eli Whitney technical High School selling candy bars. He graduated in 1978 and received a diploma in Auto Mechanics and Technology. His passion and love for cars played a major role in his life. As a mechanic he enjoyed repairing family and friend’s cars out of the joy of his heart.
Willie McLean dedicated his life to his children and took on the role of a father to those who needed one. He lived a life spreading love and joy to all those around him and was known as "Mr. Willie" or Pop-Pop in the community. Despite his health conditions, he lived a life as it was meant to be lived - with a vision, an attitude of gratitude, a spirit of joy, and heart of love. He joked all the time and made sure that everyone had a good laugh. Willie was the true protector and always ready to give sound advice, guidance, and encouragement to family friends and those who he encountered.
Willie enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his granddaughter he referred to as his little “sweetie”. Cooking family dinners was his way of bringing everyone together. His passion for cooking led to a successful business -Called Chi-Chi's Seafood & Grill. A businessman at heart, Willie took his dreams and made them his reality. Throughout his life he had built several successful businesses.
He is survived by his mother Luiza McLean of Stockbridge, GA; his siblings Ernest McLean of Thomasville, North Carolina, Linda Covington of New Haven, CT and Diann Williams of Hahira, GA. He is also survived by four beautiful daughters Porscha McLean Duncan (Terrence) of San Diego,CA, LaChisa McLean, Nina Lawerence, Jordan McLean and son William McLean of Stockbridge, Georgia. He leaves behind three cherished grandkids Londyn Crockett, Brooklyn Skrine and grandson Isaiah Terrelle Duncan and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and close friends he loved.
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