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Grand Prairie Funeral Home

733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Neva Jo Kirby Deleon

July 14, 1939February 6, 2020
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Neva Jo Kirby Deleon, age 80, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Thursday February 6, 2020. Neva Jo was born July 14, 1939 in Idabel, Oklahoma to Evelyn Ray Kirby and Purtum Kirby.

Neva Jo grew up in the Idabel area of Oklahoma and graduated high school in 1957. She worked in the office for Bridgford Foods Corporation for over 30 years while raising her two boys in Dallas. In her younger years she was a member of the Pentecostal church. Neva Jo enjoyed shopping, cooking, spending time with family and everyone knew she was a lover of all things elephant. A fan of country and gospel music she was a loving woman who put family first. Neva Jo always wanted a full house for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Neva Jo is preceded in death by her father, Purtum Kirby, mother, Evelyn Ray, and brother, Phillip Wayne Kirby.

Neva Jo is survived by son Neil Wayne McGaffey and daughter-in-law Kim Champagne, son Leslie Dewayne Melton and daughter-in-law Emily Melton; sister-in-law Diane Kirby; granddaughter Christina Lynn Rannigan and grandson-in-law Christopher Rannigan, granddaughter Brittnee Ray Clark, grandson Nicholas Daniel Tompkins and granddaughter-in-law Katherine Kilroy, grandson Justin Wayne Melton, grandson Dylan Dewayne Melton, grandson Levi Paul Melton; great granddaughter Cailyn Anne Rannigan, great granddaughter Cambrie Lynn Rannigan, great granddaughter Athena Elise Kowalick, great granddaughter Laila Ashley Tompkins and great grandson Kashton Wayne Melton.

Funeral arrangements will be held on Wednesday, February 12th, at Grand Prairie Funeral Home with visitation hours from 10am-2pm, followed by funeral services at 2pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Neil McGaffey, Son
  • Kim Champagne, Daughter-in-law
  • Leslie Melton, Son
  • Emily Melton, Daughter-in-law
  • Christina Rannigan, Granddaughter
  • Chris Rannigan, Grandson-in-law
  • Nicolas, Grandson
  • Brittnee Clark, Granddaughter
  • Justin Melton, Grandson
  • Dylan Melton, Grandson
  • Levi Melton, Grandson
  • Cailyn Rannigan, Great Granddaughter
  • Cambrie Rannigan, Great Granddaughter
  • Kashton Wayne Melton, Great Grandson
  • Diane Kirby, Sister-in-law
  • Phillip Wayne Kirby, Brother (deceased)
  • Purtum Kirby, Father (deceased)
  • Evelyn Ray Kirby, Mother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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