Ms. Joann Hughes McNeal, 64, of Hazlehurst, died June 29 at Lumber City Nursing Home under the care of Regency Southern Care Hospice.
Ms. McNeal was born Oct. 6, 1958, in Jeff Davis County.
She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Onis Hughes and Vera Mae Sellers Hughes, husband, Julius McNeal, brothers, Carlton Hughes, and Edward Hughes, sister, Essie Mae McNeal, and brother-in-law, Snooky Thornton.
Joann was a sweet, gentle and kind soul, she enjoyed rocking on her front porch.
She loved fishing, watching TV, listening to gospel music, and going to church.
She was a faithful member of Hazlehurst Church of God and always had a smile and a hug for all. She truly will be missed by her family and her church family.
Survivors include sisters, Gail Thornton of Hazlehurst and Belinda Carter (Larry) of Hazlehurst; brother, Fulton Hughes of Glenwood; sister-in-law, Edna Hughes of Hazlehurst; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews also survive.
Services were held July 5 at the Hazlehurst Church of God with the Rev. John Nunes officiating.
Interment followed in Satilla Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
Joann’s Sunday School Class along with all friends and family in attendance served as honorary pallbearers.
Chris Hughes, Clay Haynes, Colby Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Tommy Hughes, Kaleb Carter and Jonah Wilson served as active pallbearers.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.