Virginia G. Neely



On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Virginia G. Neely, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Alan P. Neely, a brother, Vernon G. Garret, Jr, and his wife, Yvonne Garrett. Mrs. Neely is survived by her three children, Jennifer, Elizabeth (Betsie), and Roger, and their spouses; her four grandchildren, and her three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Robert I. Garrett, his wife, Marguerite, their family, and the family of Vernon and Yvonne Garrett.

Mrs. Neely received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Baylor University, and her divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and Dr. Neely served for many years in missions and ministry, both at home and abroad. She was author and editor of several books and publications. She was an administrative assistant, seminary professor, and an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. She will be remembered as being warm and caring, family-centered and fun-loving with a great sense of humor.

A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of Creedmoor, North Carolina on Saturday, September 8th, with visitation from 12:00-1:30 followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, people can make a donation to the Food and Clothes Ministry at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, 119 S. Main St., Creedmoor, NC 27522, or to Toney Rest Home, 904 Raleigh St., Oxford, NC, 27565.