October 31, 1926 - September 28, 2021
Frances Janell Cadenhead McNeal left her earthly home today, September 28, 2021. Janell had been in poor health and had recently been hospitalized at Forrest City Medical Center, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Janell was born October 31, 1927, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was the second of three daughters born to Martha Irene Tucker and Herbert Lisboney Cadenhead. Janell attended Mississippi College for Women (Now MUW) and met a charming young man who was a Sigma Chi at Mississippi State College. (Now MSU). Bill McNeal swept her off her feet and they married on February 2, 1951, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. On February 2, 2021, they celebrated 70 years as man and wife, and they remained lovingly devoted to each other all 70 years. Janell was a homemaker all her married life. She enjoyed keeping her home clean and neatly decorated and was a good cook. Though she was a talented painter, she did not keep up with her artwork much after she had children. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, was an avid reader and loved working in the yard and her flower garden. She loved sports. They moved to several different states for Bill's work, including Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, and finally settled and retired in Wynne, Arkansas during the 1970s. Janell was preceded in death by her husband, John "Bill" Williams McNeal, Jr., her youngest daughter, Nancy Carol McNeal Alford, her parents, and her older sister, Margaret Cadenhead Brown. She leaves, to cherish her memory, her son, J.W. (Ann) McNeal, III, daughters, Dale McNeal (Hekmat) Sakaan, and Donna McNeal (Rick) Hess. She leaves her younger sister Joyce Houston, and grandchildren, Thomas McNeal (Dina), John McNeal, Dalal Sakaan Orman (Derek), Holly Sakaan, Eric Frames, Sam Sakaan, Cole Alford and step grandchild, Lauren Barone. Her great grandchildren are Brayden Frames, Layken Frames, Robbie Hannaman, Liam McNeal, Ramzi Orman, Josie Alford and step great grandchild, Jaden Cottingham. A private burial will be held in Quitman, Mississippi, at a later time.
Frances Janell Cadenhead McNeal left her earthly home today, September 28, 2021. Janell had been in poor health and had recently been hospitalized at Forrest City Medical Center, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Janell was born October 31, 1927,... View Obituary & Service Information
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