Nora Velma (Kelly) McNeillJuly 18, 1928 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 89)
Nora Velma Kelly McNeill, age 89, of Sanford, NC, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Central Carolina Hospital.
She was born in Lee County on July 18, 1928 to the late Curtis Sylvester Kelly and Flora Emma Bridges Kelly. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years James Duncan “JD” McNeill, Jr. and brother Clarence S. Kelly. Nora was a faithful member of Flat Springs Baptist Church and the Ora Bridges Sunday School class. She was the most loving and caring Christian lady who cared about everyone.
She is survived by children Ruth Wilder and husband Larry, Sarah McGehee and husband Robert all of Sanford, Gail McNeill Cole of North Myrtle Beach, Jimmy McNeill and wife Libby of Sanford, Karen Maness and husband Ray of High Falls, Sharon Rosser and husband Tim of Sanford; fifteen grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the fellowship hall of Flat Springs Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the sanctuary of the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service, light refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.