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Lucille Neal

1921 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lucille Neal Obituary
Neal, Lucille Hawkins
95, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016 with family by her side. Lucy was born on March 4, 1921 to Arvel and Christina Hawkins in Polk County, Missouri. She came to Arizona at age 14. This amazing woman was a gift to all who knew her. She was a kind, strong, and independent role model for her family. Lucy was much celebrated. She was so full of love and joy. She had a fabulous sense of humor and an optimistic outlook on life. Family was always first, as she so often gathered family for wonderful meals and lots of laughter at her home. Lucy will always be with us in our memories and in our hearts. She truly was "the wind beneath our wings." Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Robert Neal, her son Jim Neal, her brother Eldon Hawkins, and her son-in-law Robert Mills. Lucy is survived by her daughter Jeannine Neal Mills, her daughter-in-law Penny Neal, her brother-in-law David Neal (Linda), her grandchildren Michelle Mills Thorpe (Bill), Michael Mills (Dena), Marcy Mills Labahn (John), Brad Neal (Lisa), James Neal, and Heather Dowling (Tony), and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to , 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, in Lucy's memory. Graveside service will be on May 14, 2016 at 10 am at Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 719 North 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.
Published in The Arizona Republic from May 8 to May 11, 2016
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