ALPHA RHO BROTHER ANDREW JACKSON MCLEMORE III (Spring 1953) ENTERS OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA


Brother Andrew Jackson McLemore III, 89, died peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. A member of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Andrew was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson McLemore, II. He was educated in Memphis Public Schools and graduated as an honor student from Booker T. Washington High School. He later entered the United States Army.


Upon leaving the Army, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and a Master of Science in Library Service from Clark Atlanta University. He started working at Miles College where he married Joyce Scott of Birmingham, Alabama in 1964. He later went on to earn an MBA from Georgia Southern University, and a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School.

Pictured above: Brother McLemore seen at center of iconic Alpha Rho Chapter photograph published in EBONY Magazine in 1953. McLemore was the last surviving member of the Spring 1953 pledge group as captured above. (photo credit -- John Zimmerman).


He retired from Savannah State University as a librarian and began practicing law. He was a member of Butler Presbyterian Church where he served on the Men's Council. He was an active member of The Southbridge Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dr. Joyce McLemore. He also leaves behind his oldest son, Andrew Jackson McLemore (Bookie) IV, of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Mignon Pierce of Kensington, MD; daughter, Maria McLemore of Capitol Heights, MD, and son, Michael McLemore of Boynton Beach, FL, and six grandchildren. A son, Victor Allan McLemore, predeceased him.

A private service was held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Foxes and Weeks Chapel. He is buried at Greenwich Cemetery in Thunderbolt, Georgia.




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