John Neal

John Neal

December 25, 1953 - March 11, 2021

John Laverne Neal, 67 was born in Winston-Salem to the late Johnnie and Carrie Stephens Neal. He transitioned peacefully on Thursday March 11, 2021 and went to his eternal home.

 A Winston-Salem native, John graduated from East Forsyth High and was formerly employed as a Commercial Cleaner at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

 John joined New Bethel Baptist Church, at a very early age under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Jerry Drayton.  He loved singing on the Spiritual Choir, Mass Choir and with the Communion Singers.

 He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his Fiancé, Melanie Baker, a daughter, Bridgette Woods, his sisters of the city, Lisa Neal Myers (Robert); Jackie Neal Posey (John); aunt, Dorothy Stephens Witherspoon; three grandchildren, Jerome Warren, Jr, Eve'n Warren  and Jakobe Woods; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Those who knew him will truly miss him.



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03/22/21 04:52 PM #1    

Vernon (Sonny) English

Just found out about your going to be with the Lord my Brother! Sad and sorry you left us, be rejoicing in the fact that you are in the Loving Presence of the Lord! Thanks for being a Friend during our years at East. Even the humorous times in Music Appreciation class. May you sing on as you Rest In Paradise, John!Love ya, Bro!✨👑✨

03/23/21 12:24 PM #2    

Mary Emily Reece (Adcock)

John was a gentle soul and always so nice to me. Rest in peace John, I know you will be missed.

03/24/21 10:33 AM #3    

Eddie Caldwell

Neal was a funny guy is school... He always has something funny to say about most anything... Always smiling and ready to give you a helping hand... We send our sincerest condolences and prayers of comfort out to his family... RIP... God is great at all times...

03/25/21 10:24 AM #4    

Robert Dunlap

John was a very dear friend. Even though I moved from Winston-Salem and the pandemic has kept friends and family apart, His memory will always bring a smile to my soul. He will be missed but not forgotten.

03/26/21 03:50 PM #5    

Clarke McGriff

Big John Neal was such a unique Guy! Well known among the students, always a smile and a Jokester. Taller than most everyone, John was kind and decent. I counted him as a Friend. His legacy will keep on giving. According to scripture, I will see him again.

03/27/21 05:50 PM #6    

Jimmie Thore

John was a fun guy to be around.  I remember when we first met he acted like we had known each other for years.  His upfront friendliness led to us developing a good in peace

03/28/21 10:55 AM #7    

Cheryl Cameron (Newell)

Although I didn't know John, he always had a sweet smile and kindness in his eyes when I passed him in the school halls as well as a humorous chuckle which made me wish that I had known him as my friend!  I'm sure he is soaring with the Angels and making them smile!

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