Alberta "Bert" O'Neal
1963 - 2019
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Alberta (Bert) O'Neal 55 of Gary,IN went on to glory on May 25, 2019. She was born August 8, 1963 in Greenville, MS to Frank and Louise Sanders. She later moved to Gary, IN and graduated from West Side High School in 1981. Alberta earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Indiana Wesleyan fulfilling her dream of achieving higher education. She was a devoted member of the New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she participated in events sponsored by the Beautifying Club. She also hosted a charity event that donated much needed items to the Sojourner Truth Shelter. She worked for the Department of Child Services for 17 years, but left to pursue a career at U.S. Steel. Alberta was known and loved by all as a helper and giver. She was proceeded in death by her brother Herbert, aunt DeLores, uncle Tommy, mother-in-law Vice Lee, and sister-in-law Ruthell. Alberta is survived by her husband and soulmate of 32 years Larry O'Neal and their four children Tamika, Nicole, Marie, and Larry Jr., Grandchildren Moriah, Timothy, Tyler, ShyAnn, and Makhi., Siblings Frank Jr, Joyce, Valerie Sanders and Cherrise (Michael) Royal, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws and friends. Visitation Friday,May 31, 2019 from 9-11 am with homegoing services to follow at 11:00 am. All services are at New Mount Moriah MB Church, 1917 Carolina Street.

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Published in Post-Tribune from May 29 to May 30, 2019.
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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May 26, 2020
Well one year ago I lost the most important person in my life,(May 25th). My life has not been the same and I don't think it ever will be the same. I miss her so much , my night are so long and lonely and my days are just a drag. I pray every night that the lord give me strength to carry on. Sometimes I feel like giving up but my children needs me. I know the Lord we see me through. (Have you ever been so tired of crying) she was my heart and we really loved each other.
Larry ONeal
February 10, 2020
hey mama I know you watching me type this right now on 2/10/2020 lol I think about you all the time everyday every second of the hour as days go by you were and still are the best grandma in the WORLD. everything I do from here on out will be for you if I could trade my all to spend one more day for you I would. I know your proud I have one more year of school till I go to college everyday I am one foot less from walking into your legacy.

'you were the light of my darkness the healing to my pain the sunlight from all storms the peace from all the rain I am so thankful to have you in my life you was the brightness to my future and the blessings in my life'
grand daughter moriah
July 4, 2019
My love forever
My heart hurts day and night. I still can't believe you are gone I still find myself crying. Baby everyone in the world knew we love each other. I'm loss but I'm trying very hard to understand God will. It was just so sudden I been crying every night. They say a man ain't supposed to cry ,but they are so wrong. It's so hard to without the one that you have been with 24hours a day every day for 32 years and then all of sudden they are gone. People keep telling me take one day at a time not easy at all. Baye I will always love you. There no happy holiday I can't not now.
ONeal sr Larry
June 22, 2019
❤❤ Two hearts will beating for you, always.
Thank you to everyone who offered condolences, prayers attended my mother's funeral, and sent cards. The ONeal-Sanders Family is truly grateful.

My mother was a blessing to us all. She had a gift in that her presence gave comfort and peace to those around her. She didn't live a full life by our standards, but I don't think she'd have many regrets. Her life was full of purpose. She had strong faith in God and in those she loved. She was the best mother any son or daughter could have asked for. God has a plan for us and I trust that she is a peace with him. While my life will never be the same, I only hope that I can make her proud. I only pray that I live as purposeful a life as she did. I can only wish that I have half the strength and faith she had.
I love and miss you mommy.

Tamika ONeal
Tamika ONeal
June 15, 2019
I will always miss you. Love Grandson Makhi
Makhi Oneal
June 15, 2019
You were the most beautiful hello. You were giving, loving, caring and you were forgiving. Your heart is the greatest I know. Your love was so pure and genuine. I wake up every morning needing and wanting to hear your voice. Our talks were one of a kind. Every journey I took in the car I took with the sound of your voice. No one can truly understand the feel of this loss for me. I have so many questions for you, so many conversations I need to have with you. I keep hearing you tell me to pray about it and for that GOD is granted me strength to get through it. My sisters, brother and I miss you so much and we are leaning on each other to get through and that I know you will be proud.
My hardest Goodbye so I will say see you will I get there my Angel.... love you your daughter Marie
Marie Oneal
June 10, 2019
I will miss Alberta. She was a good hearted and upbeat person. She was a pleasure to be around. One of my last and fondest memory of her and not so long ago, was at her house. We played a question and answer game. It was so much fun and we were rewarded when we got the answer first. She even had prepared some practical and useful gifts. Some I still have have today and others were gone quickly gone since they were delicious edilbles. It was joy to know you and you will never be forgotten.
Janet O'Neal
June 9, 2019
To the O'Neal and Sanders family of whom I Love you ALL dearly. My Dear Sister is gone to Father God to do some heavenly work now. HE really needed her expertise! I will miss her pushing me forward and being my sounding board.We worked at Valu Mart together and DCS. What a time we had together. Berta was unique in every way. We had 36 years of friendship and her awesome husband Larry became the brother I never had and she my Sister. Our memories will be AWESOME as we push on loving and serving as she did.I praise God for having known her. God Bless you with strength and courage!!!
Dollye-Shaye Dilworth
June 9, 2019
Alesia Minter
June 9, 2019
Alesia Minter
June 9, 2019
My BFF as we would call each other. I love and miss you dearly I'll never have another friend so loving, precious and true. I can't find the words to describe how much you meant to me and will always mean to me. To the Family, I know you're hurting but only God and time can ease the pain.
Alesia Minter
June 9, 2019
Words could never express the love and power you had Ma Berta I love you and miss you Queen I'll always cherish your welcoming warm hugs and smiles your energy is one that can't be matched ever so unbelievable that you had to leave so suddenly but I'll see you again and next time will be forever I love you ❣❣
Niyika Goode
June 9, 2019
You were my mother away from my mother. You nurtured me and supported me and my dreams. Your loyalty proved your character and I will always love you. The cross and basket you presented were with will remain a part of my decor until after I. Laid to rest simply because of the importance placed on them. I love you and please rip
Tiffany Johnson
June 8, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Help my brother with the unbearable pain he is in right now. RIP MY FRIEND
Annette Tolbert
June 8, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Family in the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in knowing God is close to the brokenhearted. May the God of all comfort give you peace and strength to endure in the days ahead (Jeremiah 29:11).
June 7, 2019
My precious wife
My precious wife who was so genuine, I miss so much. I'm really loss right now. But I trust in the lord that he will me through. She left so soon we had so many unfinished plans. She was willing to help anyone and found no fault in them. She will truly be missed by everyone who came in contact with her. I'm just sitting at home waiting to wake up from this nightmare. I still can't believe it. I'll always have you in my heart. We were married 32 years and planning 32 more. But God Knew you was a angel and he needed a angel with him. Gone to soon a big loss for everyone
I will always love you. Your husband Larry ONeal. Missing you and hurting so bad.
Larry ONeal
June 6, 2019
My condolences goes out to the O'Neal family. My prayers are with you.

Audrey Harrison
(Value Mart)
June 5, 2019
I am sorry for your loss.
June 3, 2019
My condolences to the family of Alberta ONeal Our Heavenly Father will strenghten you in your time of sorrow.
June 2, 2019
I've had the pleasure of knowing you since I first became friends with Nicole in 1995. I always remember that you had a heart of gold, always was happy and in good spirits. Honestly I can't think of a time when I ever saw you any other way,in the 29 years I've known you. This news came to a shock. And I'm hurt deeply, you were a beautiful woman,and I will always remember you that way. May you Rest Peacefully Queen.... singed Nicole (Nikki) as you would call me. ❤❤❤❤
Nicole George
June 1, 2019
To the Family you have my deepest condolences. I just learned of her passing.
Calvin Burnett
June 1, 2019
My condolences goes out for the O'Neal family my deepest sympathy in your loss my prayers are with your entire family

from Jan and Rosie
Indianapolis, In.
Janthea Joyce
June 1, 2019
So sorry for your loss you have my sympathy
Myrtle Trowbridge
June 1, 2019
My condolences to Larry and the entire family. I worked with Alberta at Vaule Mart. Alberta was such a kind lady with a strong spirit of faith. I will continue to pray for you and the family. May loving memories of Alberta comfort you.

Adrian Bradley
Adrian Bradley
June 1, 2019
Adrian Bradley
May 31, 2019
I met momma and pop back in high school because of their daughter Marie . I would pop up on the west side often to visit .. I use to tell Marie your parents are the nicest people I've ever met! Momma was always so happy and easy to talk to no matter what it was about .. I'm truly heart broken about her departure.. She was such a pleasure and a joy to be around .. Just glad I met someone like her! Mr. Larry and Marie and Nicole and the other O'neal family I'm so sorry about your lost and I will keep your family in my prayers!

Dominique Danley
May 31, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Lady Alberta! She was truly a woman of class and grace!
Jessica Mosley
May 30, 2019
Olivia Pugh
May 30, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. We never really lose anyone because they'll always be in our heart. My condolences.

Cornell Florence
May 30, 2019
Alberta had a good spirit and was very kind hearted. I worked with her at Valu Mart groceries when her children were small. She was always a nice pe
Alberta had a good spirit and was very kind hearted. I worked with her at Valu Mart groceries when her children were small and that is where she me her husband Larry. I was glad when she married him. She was always a nice person to me and we worked good toether. She was a dedicated worker and she became very successful in her life. I am so sorry to hear about this and my condolences to Larry and their children. I know she will be greatly missed by them and many more.
Donya Smith
May 30, 2019
Marcellus Gordon
May 29, 2019
My Warmest Condolences for your Loss are extended to the Family. GOD Understands the Comfort that We Need when We Lose a LOVED ONE. May you confide in HIM Always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:3)
May 29, 2019
Larry I am so sorry for you and your family. Alberta was a beautiful person inside and out that had the greatest love for you and your family. Losing her is difficult but remember the good times you shared and how much she loved her"Larry". Praying for you.
Dorothy Lipscomb
May 29, 2019
To the O'Neal family, I'm so sorry for your loss may God keep you, Though no words can hurry you through, please know how much you're being thought about...and pray for we wish you're family comfort and deep sympathy...Anderson-Hathaway Family
Stephanie Hathaway
May 29, 2019
So sorry for your lost.i will countiune to keep you in my prayers. Deborah Lee
May 29, 2019
Please accept my condolences. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace toward us; to give us a future and a hope. In the days to coms may you find comfort in that hope.
May 29, 2019
To the husband, parents, children, siblings, grandchildren and other family members, you all have my deepest condolences on behalf of your beloved Alberta. She was a wonderful person who I had the greatest pleasure of befriending in high school. She was such a sweet person, always gracious. I am grieved to discover that she has transitioned so soon. May God bless you all and keep you in His peace as Alberta take her rest in the garden of peace from all her labors. Love you "Berta"
Min. H. Carl Gary
May 29, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Yolanda Cooper
May 29, 2019
Auntie Alberta, I will cherish all our precious memories FOREVER!!
Uncle Pokey, Tamika, Buff, Re and Pugg, Mr.& Mrs. Sanders & family,

I am so very sorry and saddened by the loss of Auntie Alberta. She was a wonderful woman of God who made a significant impact on my life and my children's life. She was a creative, thoughtful, loving, giving and fun person. Every event rather big or small, she always supported me and made sure "we" were taken care of. She was so inspirational, sending daily spiritual quotes and motivational messages, always at the perfect times. Hosting and going above and beyond on holidays to ensure everyone had a great time with special games, wonderful gifts but most importantly "PRICELESS MEMORIES" that we will FOREVER hold dear and near to our hearts.
I love you and will miss you dearly. I will be here to support the family. But this is very very challenging. I understand to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
We Love you!!!!

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