Marcy Neal Obituary (1931-2021) – Greensboro, NC
Neal, Marcy Dillon
September 24, 1931 – August 10, 2021
Marcy Dillon Neal, 89, died peacefully at home on August 10, 2021 with loved ones. Marcy was born on September 24, 1931 in High Point, NC, to the late Rudolph and Eddie Mae Dillon. She graduated from High Point High School and attended Appalachian State University, where she met and married the love of her life, Jack Neal.
In her professional life, Marcy was a doctor’s office administrative assistant, teacher, and legal secretary before becoming a mother. After their daughters were born, Marcy focused on her family and volunteered for any activity her daughters participated in. She was the perfect housewife, baker, cook and seamstress. Her creative talent and perfectionism showed in everything she touched. Marcy created the perfect home. When her girls grew up, Marcy rejoined the workforce as executive secretary in the federal judicial system, where her efficiency and attention to detail were invaluable.
Marcy’s life was centered on her faith, family, and friends. She was a loyal and active member of the Peace United Church of Christ for over 50 years, sharing her talents in many ways with her church and community. Marcy had a beautiful voice, sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school, served on the No. 3 Women’s Circle, served as Stephen Minister, delivered meals on wheels, and was affectionately valued as the Cookie Lady. For many years, Marcy has baked homemade cookies every Sunday to share with the community. She shared her love with others through her many services.
Her generosity and loving spirit were evident to everyone she touched. Marcy modeled how to love and care for others, how to give selflessly, how to shop well, and how to serve quietly without needing recognition. Her infectious laugh and her cheerful manner will be remembered by many. She was a loving and caring grandmother who was very proud of her grandchildren. She gave time and attention to all of her grandchildren, taught them for life, and created memories that will be cherished forever. Marcy also loved hanging out with her nieces, nephews, siblings, extended family, friends, and her daughters’ friends. She would do anything for anyone at any time and everyone was always welcome in her home.
Appalachian State University held a special place in Marcy’s heart. During their sixty-nine years of marriage, she and Jack spent almost every fall weekend attending soccer games and enjoying time with friends who were like family. They shared this love for the mountains with their children and grandchildren. Marcy will be forever remembered for her love and devotion to her beloved husband, Jack. They shared a special bond that exemplified selfless, unconditional love to everyone they knew. Although the dementia had taken almost all of Marcy’s memories, the only thing she remembered until her last breath was that she loved her Jack.
Marcy leaves behind her children: Chaun Yount (Don) of Allentown, PA; Karen Lizotte (Guy) of Greensboro, NC, and four grandchildren: Carter and Dillon Yount, and Allison and Jack Lizotte. She also leaves her dear sister Barbara Böhler and numerous nieces and nephews behind. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her loving husband Jack Neal and her brother Tommy Dillon.
Marcy’s family would like to thank the Peace Church community for their support and sympathy, Dr. Thanks to William Hensel, Greensboro Authoracare, and especially to Julie Spencer, who has looked after her so lovingly over the past year.
Instead of flowers, please consider donating to:
Peace United Church of Christ 2714 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 or the ASU Foundation (please see Marceline & Jack Neal, Jr. Foundation in the memo line), ASU Foundation, Inc., ASU Box 32014 Boone, NC 28608 -2014.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Peace United Church of Christ on Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 pm. The funeral follows in Guilford Memorial Park. Forbis and Dick in N. Elm St. support the Neal family.
Forbis and Dick’s funeral
1118 North Elm St.
Published by Greensboro News & Record on August 15, 2021.