Shirley Ann Reid Neal

Published 9:35 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ms. Shirley Ann Reid Neal, 82, of Monticello, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Lawrence County Nursing Center surrounded by her loved ones. Ms. Shirley was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Monticello to Robert Clem and Flora Lois Miller Reid.

Ms. Shirley was an employee of many different positions at Kellwood Company in Monticello for over 40 years. She lived primarily in Brookhaven, Mississippi, with her husband, Hugh Lee Neal, of 51 years until his death in 2008. She chaperoned many school field trips for her son and his classmates as well as worked the concession stand at Little League baseball games. She was devoted to her family including special cousins and nephews.

She is survived by her son, F. Lee Neal and wife, Gretchen Brown Neal, of Brookhaven, Mississippi; most proudly her ‘boys,’ four Neal grandsons — Fulton Harris and Ford Reid of Birmingham, Alabama, and Fitzhugh Hulon and Finley McAllister of Brookhaven; a brother, J. Wayne Reid of Pearl, Mississippi; special cousins, Everett Harvey of Gautier, Mississippi, and Charlotte Johnson of Monticello; nephews, Keith Case of Needville, Texas, and Greg Case and Amp Case of Monticello. She is also survived by other family members and friends.

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Those preceding her in death were her husband of 52 years, Fitzhugh “Hugh” Lee Neal Sr.; her parents and sister Maxie Pearl Case of Monticello.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Monticello Municipal City Cemetery immediately following a noon visitation at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearer is Hayes Allen Jordan of Brookhaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for the donation of your time to visit those in the nursing home during this holiday season or to help a family in need for Christmas.

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