Marilyn Neely
1950 - 2021
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Marilyn Neely
March 7, 1950 - January 4, 2021
Resident of Oakland, CA
In loving memory of Marilyn Neely who entered this life on March 7, 1950, and peacefully departed this life in her home on January 4, 2021. Marilyn was born in Oakland, California to the late Sidney and Barbara (Beal) Barnes. She was the fourth of five children and is predeceased by her brother, Glenn Barnes.
Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was kind-hearted, loving, and generous. She had a gift of helping others in need, but also provided tough love, words of wisdom, and encouragement when needed. Marilyn loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a woman of faith and trusted God. She will be forever missed but her family and friends understand that to be absent from the body means that she is present with the Lord.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Lionel, daughter, Lynn, son-in-law, Samuel, grandsons, Julian and Nicholas, siblings, Mike (Yvonne), Sydney, and Terri, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID 19, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions to Evergreen Baptist Church, 408 W. MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609.


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Published in East Bay Times on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
Marilyn always kept it real! She was a wonderful person with an infectious laugh! She was like a mother to me when I was raising my own! She was compassionate and would always listen and return honest feedback! She was very loved and will be greatly missed! May your memory live on like the beautiful person you were, God Bless!!!
Brian Boswell
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January 14, 2021
I’m happy to have worked next to Marilyn for many years. She was a strong woman with a strong soul. I’ll miss you Marilyn.
Vicente Melodias
Friend
January 14, 2021
RIP my dear Marilyn. God has gotten another beautiful angel.
Lanette G Ewing
Coworker
January 13, 2021
Going miss u lady strolling my facebook page and clicking like when I would post them good oid recipes from time to time since we left BioRad. Rest in Peace my friend!
Sheila Watson
Coworker
January 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Robertina Bowen
Friend
January 13, 2021
A Beautiful Queen who reigned over a Beautiful Family that will continue her legacy.
Flavia Oliverio Mathes
Friend
January 13, 2021
Hello my name is Rodessa Jones, I have known Ms. Marylnn for many years, she knew my mother, R. I. P. And siblings, was also a neighbors to us in the Bay Area, very kind and loving woman of God, may she rest in peace!
Rodessa Jones
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