OBITUARY

James "Jeff" Neil

October 23, 1959March 8, 2014
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James F. "Jeff" Neil, 54, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Brandon.

Visitation was held from 5:00 - 7:30pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with a Rosary Service at 7:30pm. A funeral mass was held at 2:00pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with interment at Crestview Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Neil was born to Don Hubert and Jo Ann Pettit Neil in Greenville, MS. He was raised in the Glen Allan Community located in southern Washington County. He was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a Systems Administrator for Lockheed Martin with the Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Mr. Neil loved his children and grandchildren, having special nicknames for each of them. He also loved and enjoyed music and gaming and was an avid reader.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Hubert Neil.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; mother, JoAnn Neil; daughters, Jennifer Diez and husband, Payne Louis Diez, III; Patricia Poole and husband Leonard; and Jessica Sullivan; sister, Jeri Elizabeth Givens and husband John; grandchildren, Andrew, Elisabeth and Sarah Murphy, Johann and Peyroux Poole, and Gabriel Josef Sullivan; niece and nephew, Megan and Don Givens; and many family and friends in Germany.

Services

  • Vsitation Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Barbara Neil

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Jeriline Slack

March 12, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray that God will continue to comfort, bless, and give you peace. For he is able to see you all through this time and the days ahead. Let not your heart be troubled. Jeri Slack, Memphis,Tn

Becky Poole

March 12, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you .Trisha and Aleonard Poole I am here if yall need me,love Aunt Becky

Qart KoTOR

March 12, 2014

While I never met you in "real life", you will be missed as if I had.

March 12, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Jeff from our high school days.

Kathy Lee Barlow, Class of '77

Ginger Wilson Kelly

March 12, 2014

I graduated with Jeff and he was a true friend and gentleman. I never heard a harsh word come from his mouth and he could always make you smile. I feel truly blessed that God allowed me to be a small part of his beautiful life.

Gail Lovorn

March 11, 2014

Jeff will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.
Randall and Gail Lovorn

Carlotta Hickman Gibson

March 11, 2014

Prayers for this wonderful family! I have fond memories of the Neil home from childhood. Was very happy to reconnect with Jeff through social media. Can't believe he is gone