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Joyce Ann O'Neal

September 26, 1941 — April 18, 2021

Joyce Ann Sneed O’Neal, 79, of Cleveland, TN passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021. She was born in Cleveland, TN on September 26, 1941 to the late Charles Franklin and Bessie Lee Hickman Sneed.

She was preceded in death by husband, Roger O’Neal of Ocoee, TN; sister, Mary Elizabeth Knott of North Little Rock, AR; brother, Verlin Sneed of Cleveland, TN; God grandson, Michael Dale Tinsley of Cleveland, TN; God great-granddaughter, Zoey Marie Tinsley of Cleveland, TN.

She is survived by her daughter, Katherine O’Neal of Cleveland, TN; sister Betty (Ken) Black of Vicksburg, MS; Ralph (Linda) Sneed of Cleveland, TN; God great-grandchildren, Zander Dale and Kaylee LaRae Tinsley of Cleveland, TN; nieces and nephews, Stephen (Fina) Sneed of Aliso Viejo, CA; Beth (Dale) Sneed of Buford, GA; Michael (Ann) Black of Jackson, MS; Jeff (Christy) Knott of Joelton, TN; Carla (German) Torrijos of Fayetteville, AR; and Chris (Gabi) Black of Kirkwood, MO

She lived a long and loving life and was loved very much by family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kinzel Hooker officiating.  Interment will follow at Cumberland Shed Cemetery with Jeff Knott(nephew), Ralph Sneed(brother), Ken Black(brother-in-law), Chuck Ellis(special family friend), and Dale Dodson(special family friend) serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or to CHI Memorial Foundation, 2525 de Sales Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 .


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Friday, April 23, 2021

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