Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd Street, Columbia, MS


Alicia Dawn Neal

July 8, 1979September 10, 2020

Ms. Alicia Dawn Neal passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the age of 41. A longtime resident of Marion County, MS, she was a licensed practical nurse and worked for various companies including Hattiesburg Clinic, The Grove, The Myrtles, and most recently St. Luke Home Health. Alicia was a member of the Eastern Star and unselfishly served her community with the Marion County Coroner’s Office as a deputy coroner and was the church pianist at Holly Springs Baptist Church where she was a longtime member. Alicia was “living a dream” and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. Alicia was preceded in death by her mother, Renee’ Harper. She is survived by her daughter, Auriel Thornhill; sons, Michael Neal, and Gabriel Neal; her father, Kenneth Neal; a sister, Allison Spiers; brother, Ken Neal; stepfather, Harold Harper; nieces, Ava Spiers, and Aireyana Spiers; and nephews, Drake Spiers, Damon Spiers, and Wade Neal and his wife, Alana; and many close friends too numerous to name. Alicia’s family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Colonial Funeral Home, 323 Second St., Columbia, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the funeral home chapel with Reverend Dave Nichols, Reverend Darel Daniels, and Reverend Ron Jordan, officiating. Interment will follow at Foxworth Cemetery assisted by Michael Neal, Gabriel Neal, Wade Neal, Drake Spiers, Randy Bracey, and Ray Windham as pallbearers.


  • Renee' Harper, Mother (deceased)
  • Auriel Thornhill, Daughter
  • Michael Neal, Son
  • Gabriel Neal, Son
  • Kenneth Neal, Father
  • Harold Harper, Stepfather
  • Allison Spiers, Sister
  • Ken Neal, Brother
  • Ava Spiers, Niece
  • Aireyana Spiers, Niece
  • Drake Spiers, Nephew
  • Damon Spiers, Nephew
  • Wade Neal (Alana), Nephew

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  • Michael Neal
  • Gabriel Neal
  • Wade Neal
  • Drake Spiers
  • Randy Bracey
  • Ray Windham


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 13, 2020


Alicia Dawn Neal

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Gena Pieper

September 18, 2020

I met Alicia, in Eastern Star. She was always so kind to me. Always taking time to talk to me. I will miss her friendship. Prayers for the Family.

Chanel Sandifer

September 16, 2020

I miss you!

T. A.

September 15, 2020

All I am is a simple sales representative and yet Alicia treated me like I was her best friend. If just 1/2 of the world treated each other with just 1/2 of Alicia‘s kindness, this world would be Heaven on earth. My partners and I were blessed to know her and to help her with her patients. I can’t wait to see her again one day. It’s people like her that have gone ahead of those of us still here that keep me on the right path.

Jackie Andrews

September 14, 2020

Prayers to family. She also paint my mailbox, metal pots with New Orleans
St symbols. Very sweet and caring nurse. ❤️🙏

Lizzie Mitchell

September 13, 2020

My heart is broken. She was an artist and with my love for pigs painted me several. I love you and will miss swimming with you. Forever 41 tell my chunky monkey I miss him!!

Beverly Ann Applewhite

September 13, 2020

Alicia was one of the most Christ like people I know to me. My love and prayers to her children father sister brother nieces and nephews
Also to all her many friends
May we all follow her example of slowing Christ like love to others
Heaven gets sweeter all the time

In Christian love and prayers
Beverly Applewhite

Shonta Blue

September 12, 2020

Alicia was such a sweet nurse at Columbia Family clinic! She always had a sweet smile on her face and would bring tears to laughter!! She was a God sent to this world, to make it a better, sweeter and kinder place!! Prayers for her family!! She will be greatly missed!!!

Renada Franklin

September 12, 2020

Alicia was a beautiful soul and my friend. She had always treated me with respect and like family. I will never forget her kindness and love.

Nancy Gay

September 12, 2020

Alicia was the most sweetest and kindest person I have ever known. She was there for me when I had back surgery last year. She was the best mother- friend and Sister and daughter would do anything for anyone. She will be surely missed.. Sending Prayers!!!!!

Donna Nichols

September 11, 2020

I have only known Alicia for a little over five years. She loved her friends , family, and her church family. She will be greatly missed. Thank you Alicia for stepping up to play the piano for us, it won’t be the same without you. Dave and I loved you and you loved us back. Your children are precious to us and we are praying for your family.


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