Died peacefully at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter in New Orleans, LA. She was 94, a native of Effie, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1950. She was a retired Registered Nurse and worked at the Baton Rouge General Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the southwestern Pacific in the Army Nurse Corp. Survived by her daughter, Patricia M. West, New Orleans, LA, her sister, Mildred McNeal McCann, Effie, LA, her brother, Gerard McNeal, Pineville, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, George J. West, Jr., her parents, Alton Dewey McNeal and Esther Christoffel McNeal; two sisters Hazel McNeal Ryan and Irene McNeal Smith; two brothers, Alton Dewey McNeal and Willie Andrew McNeal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Center, 919 Josephine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 and St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street at N. Scott, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 11:00 am until Mass begins. Interment will be in Hope Mausoleum. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.schoencanalstreet.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 20 to July 24, 2013