Harris Leonadus McLean, son of the late John and Maggie Black McLean was born June 19, 1934 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
McLean received his elementary education in the Public Schools of Winston-Salem. McLean was reared in a religious home of love, caring, and compassion and attended church regularly as a youngster.
He enjoyed walking and was a familiar figure in the community where he had many friends as he walked the streets daily. He enjoyed walking in areas especially around North Carolina Central University.
When his mother passed, he moved to Durham to live with his sister where he continued to walk. He was seen daily walking in a slow gait, hot or cold, rain or shine.
He was very shy, unassuming, mild mannered, he bothered no one and was liked by all. He had many friends including students and faculty.
Harris was preceded in death by his siblings Lena, Thelma, Matthew, Paul, James, and Zola.
After the demise of his beloved sister Zola Black Womble, McLean moved to Charlotte to be near his only surviving sibling, Mrs. Johnsie McLean Wallace. Also surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Grace Black and Mrs. Virginia Curry both of Fayetteville, N.C. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.