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James Neal July 25, 1947 - February 3, 2021

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

James Vardman Neal, 73, passed away on February 3, 2021, at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. He was born on July 25, 1947, in Lee County to parents Lee Albert Neal and Maudie (Culver) Myers. He lived most of his life in the Nettleton area. He worked as a police officer for many years with the Nettleton and Okolona Police Departments. He enjoyed drinking a good cup of coffee in the mornings and talking with friends. He also loved going to car auctions and singing at church. James was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Nettleton. Funeral services will be at Victory Baptist Church in Nettleton on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Robert Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Brenda (Adams) Neal of Nettleton: his step-mother, Barbara Neal of Nettleton; four sons, Stacy Neal, Jessie Neal (Kim), Jeremy Neal (Durenda), Josh Neal, one daughter Mitzie Green(Brian), two sisters, Abby Sullivan, Sarah Kennedy, three brothers, Harold Neal, Timmy Neal, Mickey Neal, four grandchildren, Blake Rhudy, Courtney Neal, Meagan Alread, Alex Neal, four step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lee Neal and W. T. Neal, one sister, Eloise Woods, one grandson Christopher Smith, and one great-granddaughter. Pallbearers will be Blake Rhudy, Josh Neal, Vince Neal, Channing Neal, Junior Neal, and Steven Little. Visitation will be Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m. before service time at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.


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    Sammie Sue Neal Byrd says

    My heartfelt condolences to Brenda and all the Family! James now knows the peace as we can only imagine, along with all our loved ones waiting for him! Love, Hugs, and Prayers sent to each and everyone! Love to All my Mississippi Cousins from your Arkansas Cousin!

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    Praying for y’all in your time of this lost

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    Christy kilgo says

    James was and still is a very great man! He will be truly missed! Prayers for the family! Rest high James!

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    Nichole King says

    Mr. James will be greatly missed. He touched so many lives. He always knew how to put a smile on your face no matter what. I’m so sorry for your loss..for everyone’s loss of a great person.

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    Debrah Lewis says

    Our Condolences to the James Neal family. It was always so nice when we would visit in Mississippi and be able to see James. In his younger days he and his brothers would visit us in Illinois. James was a wonderful person and he will be missed. We are the James “Bilbo” Culver and Robbie Strawbridge family. We are so sorry for your loss and we will miss our cousin.

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    Larry & Dean Culver says

    Sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers for you all.

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    Debbie Norman (Larsen) says

    My heart is broken at the loss of my Wonderful and Loving Uncle James Neal and my Brave Aunt Brenda and his Incredible Children and Grand Children. He will be so missed but I know the Angels in Heaven are Celebrating his arrival home ❤️🙏😢😞🙏

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    Kevin Larsen says

    All my love and sympathy are with you guys even though we can’t be there. Love The Larsen Famy

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    Pamela Baxter says

    Im so at a loss for words as I know all of you are at a loss without James! My heart is broken for you Aunt Brenda and all the family. I wish we could be there with you right now but I know you all are there together! Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers! If you need anything please please let us know. Love and Miss you All. My cell number in case you don’t have it is 8706136372. I will miss Uncle James love for life and his spunky ways!

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