Willie Neal

Published 11:17 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Willie Neal died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at River Region Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 96.

He was retired from the City of Vicksburg Water & Gas Department and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. He was a member of Greater Mt. Zion M.B. Church, where he was an usher for more than 40 years.

Mr. Neal preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and JoAnna Neal; his wife, Annist Marshall Neal; his brothers, Tom Neal, Ben Neal and Clearthur Neal; and his sisters, Helen Neal Rollins and Irene Neal Clark.

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Survivors include three sons, Ronald Michael Neal and Willie Marshall Neal, both of Zion, Ill. and Adam Leroy Neal, of Vicksburg; his seven daughters, Georgia Marshall Kelly, Stella Neal Moore and Katrina Neal, all of Port Gibson, Wanda Kay Neal, of Zion, Deborah Neal McGhee, of Saucier, and JoAnna Neal Thompson of McKinney, Texas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Edward Knight officiating.

Interment will follow in the Second Union Cemetery with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.