LaDeanna Neal

February 24, 1975January 4, 2021

LaDeanna Neal, 45, of Muncie, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at home. She was born Monday, February 24, 1975 to John L. Neal III and Sarah (Secuskie) Neal.

LaDeanna was outgoing, very giving, and a friend for life. She loved pineapples. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and friend to all.

LaDeanna is survived by her sons, Jackie Thomas and Michael Miller; mother, Sarah Neal; brothers, John L. Neal IV (wife, Andi), and Chad Neal; sisters, Kesu McGhee (husband, Thomas), and Hollie Reed (husband, Tony); one granddaughter, Evalena Thomas; and S.O. Willie Benton.

LaDeanna was preceded in death by her father John L. Neal III.

Calling hours for family and friends will be Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Memorial Park in the North Chapel of the Mausoleum, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home in the North Chapel of the Mausoleum.

Due to the COVID19 PANDEMIC, a mask is required at the funeral services. To be safe remember to adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Neal 6 family.


  • Visitation in North Chapel of Mausoleum

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service in North Chapel of Mausoleum

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Tommy Hochstetler

January 13, 2021

Mrs. Neal & Family,
First and foremost, I’m so sorry for your loss.
LaDeanna Gay and I became friends in Mrs Evans first grade class. From that day forward, we were friends for life. Her contagious laugh and smile would brighten anyone’s day. LaDeanna was a fierce defender of anyone she cared about. Over the years we would run into each other and it was as if no time had past.
I miss LaDeanna. She was my friend.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Hochstetler

Donata Boyle

January 9, 2021

The heavens got a one of a kind angel. LaDeanna you will always be in my memories. The crazy fun times. The belly laughs. Memories of a lifetime. Rest easy my friend forever loved.
Donata and family.

Amy Delk Crain

January 7, 2021

Hollie and Kesu
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace for the family. Remember her being so bubbly and happy.

Wanda Dulaney

January 7, 2021

My heart breaks for all of you. I am sorry I can’t be there. I am in Tennessee with my dad who is on life support from Covid. My thoughts and prayers for all. If there is anything I can do please reach out.
All my Love

Robin Collins

January 6, 2021

LaDeanna was such a funny loving generous outgoing person. Her and Willie D have been a blessing to get to know. So real and there for ppl. And if u r a lucky one to spend time and grow a friendship with them.... Blessed. So many fun times and laughs and serious talks with her that will be missed by me, too many to list. Of the 16 years I've lived in Muncie and the many ppl I have met, I consider LaDeanna a friend. My only one here that was true friend. ( Her and Willie Dee) . Much love and prayers to him and LaDeanna s entire family.
Prayers and Love
Robin Collins