Willie R Neal

Willie R Neal

Mrs. Willie R. Neal, of Seven Hills, OH, passed away on December 29, 2021, at the age of 87.

Willie was born to Lorine and Beacher Stokes on November 9, 1934, in Moultrie, Georgia. After receiving her high school diploma, she met Otis Ford and together they went on to have 6 children.

Willie was passionate about gardening and when she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found taking care of her homegrown vegetables and flowers.

Our mother, Willie, was one of the strongest, most courageous, and kindest women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of the family. She was a fiercely dedicated mom to all her children, raising 5 of them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to Willie, a value she instilled in all those around her.  She was a wonderful and loving mother who gave her all to her family and we will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.

Willie was predeceased by her parents, her daughters Ernestine and Cecelia, and two sons Otis and Rickey. She is survived by her daughters Wanda and Youlanda Ford; brother, Albert Norwood; two Nieces; 10 grandchildren, one great niece; 25 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Due to COVID, no services will be held.  A celebration of life event will take place later this year. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 1097 E. Sprague Road, Seven Hills OH, 44131


The family thanks you for your support and your prayers during this time of our lives. May the Lord’s joy continue to shine on you for your deeds and acts of love expressed towards us.


Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers, that we saw sitting there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts we thank you so much for whatever part.


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