My Tribute To Bernie Mac
Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
October 5, 1957- August 9, 2008

My fellow Chicagoan 

In the House of Hope on Chicago’s South Side -
Bernie Mac’s service was held where he was eulogized

In attendance were his fellow “Kings of Comedy”

Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley

Followed by a long list of comedians and other dignitaries 

From California to Chicago they came

To honor the "Mac Man" who

Always made time to sign an autograph or

Just to shake somebody’s hand

Samuel L. Jackson

Don Cheadel

Salli Richardson

Chris Rock

Tom Joyner

Juwan Howard

Ali LeRoi

Mike Collier

Bruce Bruce

George Wallace and

Mayor Richard Dailey

All came to pay their respects -

While Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Maxine Waters,

The O’Jays and Andy Garcia’s personal notes were read at the

Service - without any disaffect

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough aka “Bernie Mac” was

A family man, the “King” of his castle

A loving father and a wonderful husband

A born and bred son of Chicago &

One of our country’s most exceptional comedians

Known for his tough-talking, controversial and

Sometimes over the top exploits

He was dazzlingly skilled in

His every action and thought

He was a fan of other actors

A true and loyal friend

A champion in his neighborhood

Bernie Mac was a true Chicagoan

Mac could say things that others wanted to say   

He always had the cohunes, and the heart to convey

Whatever it was - that was on his mind and

For those that didn’t like it

He’d invite to partake in a smooch
Where the sun didn’t shine

Mac never minded the lack of privacy

That came with his fame

Whether shaking hands with a presidential elect

Or signing an autograph for a fan

To the Mac man it was all
Just one and the same

In every sense of the word
Bernie was a realist

He wasn’t afraid to let anybody know
That he wasn’t perfect

He starred in movies,
He was nominated for Emmys and

Other such meaningful awards

That for those of us still here - we will

Always have a chronological record of

Mac loved Chicago and everything it entails

It’s where he first reigned as the "King of Comedy"

It’s where his love of comedy will forever prevail

Bernie said “I ain’t scared of you Mother-F- - ker’s”

And even though he always said it as a joke

Being the "Mac Man" that he was
He meant every word that he spoke

Bernie Mac will be sorely missed throughout all the land

But nowhere will he be missed as much –

As by his fellow Chicagoans!


My condolences to the entire “Mac” family


For Ronda McCullough - Bernie Mac’s wife and

Je’Niece Childress – The Mac Man’s daughter

Trenchtownrock   Trenchtownrock wrote
on 12/10/2008 8:37:37 AM
I will miss him greatly. A true comic that told it like it is and was.

jjbreunig3   jjbreunig3 wrote
on 9/11/2008 11:39:16 AM
A lovely tribute; Bernie will certainly be missed; his comic genious and style was uniquely his; a shame that he died at a relatively young age. --Joe

Cre8tive_One   Cre8tive_One wrote
on 8/27/2008 9:17:34 PM
A truly fitting tribute for an outstanding comedic giant. In many ways Bernie was like America's favorite uncle, well let me speak for myself. I sincerely admired his genius and the way he executed everything he did with such humility and such genuine emotions. I will truly miss him, thank you for this tribute. There are no words............God Bless you WarriorPrincess

Warriorprincess55   Warriorprincess55 wrote
on 8/21/2008 9:55:59 PM
Dee, thank you so much, my sister from down under. I really appreciate you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment. Yes, Bernie will indeed be missed. He was a great guy, and a very "real and down to earth", funny guy.

aussiedee   aussiedee wrote
on 8/21/2008 9:34:51 PM
What a wonderful tribute to a man who made a difference in others lives. I had seen only a little of his work online, but he made made an impact. Laughter..... the best medicine in the world, along with love of course. Thank you for your tribute and for allowing us to see more of who you are too. Blessings and hugs.......Dee

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