Florene Neal

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Florene Grace (Nix) Neal gained her Victory and passed from this life March 12, 2018, at the age of 88.

Florene was born on the snowy day of May 20, 1929, in the community of Maple, Arkansas to Arlis Nix and Edrie (Chapin) Nix Stillman.

When Florene was six, she told her future husband, Howard Neal, that she was going to marry him when she grew up. Ten years later, on June 24, 1945 they were married. They had three children, Fred Neal and wife, Judie, Peggy Blackston, and Pam Pinkley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; parents, Arlis and Edrie; two sons-in-law, Richard Blackston and Dale Pinkley.

Florene was a member of the Church of Christ in Berryville. She loved gardening, sewing, and was an expert seamstress. Florene was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Berryville Church of Christ, Berryville, Arkansas with Mr. Eric Hicks officiating with a visitation immediately following the service under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to The Children’s Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.