Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Caldwell O’Neal, age 86, of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. O’Neal was born on September 24, 1931 to the late Malvern and Verna Mae Collins Caldwell. She was a native of Lincoln County and grew up in the Boonshill Community on Reed Hollow. Mrs. O’Neal was a lifelong member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and earned the Golden Patron of Missions Award for her fifty years of service in Women’s Ministry. She was an Elder and enjoyed traveling with her church. Mrs. O’Neal was a Girl Scout Leader to her children and served as a room mother during their school years. Lois and her late husband, James loved their children very much and always participated in activities with their children.
Mrs. O’Neal sewed and ironed for the public in her earlier years. She worked at Blue Ridge Shirt Manufacturing and in the Fayetteville City Schools Cafeteria. Mrs. O’Neal enjoyed camping, quilting and meeting new friends. Lois was a member of the “Red Hat” Ladies and played on a bowling league. She always found time to spend with her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. O’Neal passed away on February 15, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.
Survivors include her children, Rex (Becky) O’Neal, DeLois (Joe) Thompson both of Fayetteville, and Franklyn (Shonagh) O’Neal of Kelso; grandchildren, Chris (Laura) Thompson, Jim Bob (Stacy) Thompson both of Huntland, TN, Sara Jo Thompson (Jeff) Irons of Kauai, HI, Matt (Amie) O’Neal of Fayetteville, Mark (Karie) O’Neal of Gurley, AL, Melissa (Jim) Chambers of Fayetteville, Nick (Lyndsey) O’Neal of Jackson, TN, Katelynn O’Neal of Wilmington, OH, Dorothy Simons of Cleveland, TN, Kendel Kitchen of Smyrna, and Katie Kitchen of Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Allen Thompson, Emily (Iggy) Brewer, Morgan Thompson, Kayla (Trevor) Anderson, Harley Thompson, Hayden Thompson, Will O’Neal, Anna Beth O’Neal, Orion Irons, Parker Simons, Graier Simons, Logan Lake, Liam O’Neal, Addilyn O’Neal, Kenyia Thomas and Kaleigha Thomas; great-great-grandchildren, Hollie Anderson, Trent Anderson and Gwendolyn Brewer; and sisters, Lenus (Tom) Ganus and Lorene Pirtle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. O’Neal; brother, Lester Caldwell; and a sister, Louise Caldwell Stevenson.
Visitation with the family will be 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Lois Caldwell O’Neal.
We are so sorry for the loss of your Loved one. Please keep all the memories of family, good times, and love alive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
David and Lenace Vaughn
So very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing she walks the golden streets with her Lord
This was such a kind and special Christian lady. Rex and I were classmates and she has always gone out of her way to speak to me through the years. She has been a blessing to many!
Delois and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I’m so glad I had a chance to visit with her reently. She was a lovely lady and I have fond memories of her and Mr. O’Neal. I will keep you in my prayers.
Sending sympathy to all the family……She was a sweet, Christian lady that I know will be missed by many. She and my Mother were such good friends, and Lois meant so much to her in her last days…
What a large and loving family this sweet and precious woman leaves. I know she will be greeted by many angels when she walks on those streets of gold. I thought so much of her. May your memories be your blessings!
Memories help us through our darkest hours. May your memories of your precious Mother help heal your broken hearts.
Lois was such a Godly woman and good friend. She will be missed on this earth.
So sad for all the family of this sweet Christian lady. Always a smile on her face.
Mrs. Oneal was always so sweet. She was such a joy to talk to always maded me smile. I will miss seeing and having lunch with her at MacDonald. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace in the days to come…RIP beautiful lady
Mrs. Oneal was always so sweet and kind to me. She was always such a joy to talk to. I will miss seeing and having lunch with her. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace in the days to come…RIP beautiful lady
delois and franklyn and rex
our thought and prayers goes out to you and your family we love you , we love aunt lois with all our hearts
cindy and jo-ann
aunt lois was so sweet and precious and beautiful inside and out we thought the world of her , we love you to the moon and back aunt lois , love you cindy ans]d jo-nn whorley
DeLois, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing her and talking with her.
De Lois I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know what a sad day this is for you , I lost my Mom the 20th day of January so I am still say also
So very sorry for the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.