Joyce Ann McNeal

Published 9:15 am Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mrs. Joyce Ann McNeal, 55, of Atmore, gave up this life for a life with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Atmore Community Hospital.



McNeal was born in Monroeville and lived most of her life in Atmore. She was a 1976 graduate of Escambia County High School and attended Concordia College in Selma. She worked as a seamstress at Vanity Fair in Atmore for more than 20 years. After the closing of Vanity Fair, she worked as a machine operator at Southern Aluminum in Bay Minette and lastly she worked as a processor at Code Blue Deer Processing Plant in Atmore.

She had been a member of Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church and had become a member of the St. Thomas AME Zion Church in Perdido, where she served faithfully as an usher. She loved seeing, traveling and cooking.

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Those left to embrace her memories are her husband, Calvin L. McNeal of Atmore; two daughters, Dominique K. McMeal and Regina L. McNeal-Frye of Atmore; one son, Calvin T. McNeal of Smyrna, Ga.; two sisters, Aundra Lawson of Houston, Texas and LaKeshia V. Houston Graves of Atmore; one brother, Randy Bright of Frisco City; and two grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Humphrey Shuford, pastor of the St. Thomas AME Zion Church of Perdido, officiating. The Rev. Joe L. Hayes will serve as the host pastor. Inhumation will be in the Stallworth Cemetery. Public viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Her body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service, with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC directing.