(UPDATED WITH FUNERAL ARRAGEMENTS)
Limestone University is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of one of its students, Tre’Don Andre McNeil, and extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, teammates, and coaches.
A native of North Charleston, McNeil – known as “Dex” by many of his family and friends – passed away at an off-campus apartment complex on Sunday, Sept. 4. He was a transfer from St. Andrews University and was a member of the Limestone dance team, often in the role of Limestone’s mascot “Bernie” the Saint Bernard. The 21-year-old was awaiting NCAA clearance to join the Saints football team.
“This is a tragic loss of one of our Saints,” said Mike Cerino, Limestone’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. “I know I speak for head dance coach Keasha Currence and head football coach Mike Furrey when I say that Tre’Don was a well-respected young man who will be deeply missed. He was waiting for his opportunity to join our football team and stayed close to the program by supporting his teammates on the sidelines as a member of the dance team, portraying our mascot ‘Bernie’ multiple times. He was everything that Limestone looks for in a student and as a teammate. We have been in close contact with Tre’Don’s family since his passing, and we have conveyed to them the heartfelt condolences from our campus community. We ask that everyone keep them in your thoughts now and in the days ahead as we mourn his passing and celebrate his life.”
Funeral arrangements are below.
“Our community and Tre’Don’s family and friends have suffered a heartbreaking loss,” said Limestone president Dr. Darrell Parker. “We are grieving at this loss of one of our Saints. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Those in need of emotional support should not hesitate to reach out to our Counseling Center or Chaplain during this very difficult time.”
The Limestone University Sib Collins Counseling Center is available to provide support for Limestone students, staff, and faculty by contacting Mary Campbell at email@example.com or calling 864-488-8280, or Dr. Aubrey Sejuit at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 570-898-1195. Limestone students, staff, and coaches can also use GameChanger platform through the National Center for Performance Health for 24/7 confidential assistance by calling 866-684-2007.
Limestone Chaplain Dr. Tom LeGrand is also available to provide emotional support to the University community. He can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 864-488-8274.
The public viewing will be Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1561 Mosstree Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
The Home-Going Celebration will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the same location.
Interment will follow the Home-Going Celebration at Riverview Memorial Park, 3715 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405.
Guest book entries can be made on the Murray’s Mortuary website: https://www.murraysmortuary.com/obituary/tredon-mcneil