Rhodes & Northern, Owners
 -Family Owned and Operated-




Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Friday, September 14, 2018
11:00 AM.
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610


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09/12/2018 02:49 PM



Mrs. Lavern B. McNeal of Tampa passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018.  Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Lavern Burney McNeal was a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a resident of Tampa for many years.  She was educated in the Jefferson County public school system for a short period of time until relocating to Tampa, Florida with her mother where she graduated from Robinson High School with honors. 

Lavern was employed at Memorial Hospital for more than 12 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She later became self-employed as a Home Health Care Provider. 

Lavern was a special person who gave of herself wholly and to anyone that came in contact with her.  Mrs. McNeal was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Jones and grandmother, Mary Carter.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a very special friend whom she considered  as a very very dear adopted family member, Dr. Margaret Fisher, Tampa, FL; brother, Michael Jones; two aunts, Mrs. Mary Ann (Arteris) Pittman, and Mrs Alma (Donald) Wilson; 4 uncles, Mr. James Mathis of Tampa, FL, Mr. Johnny Orum of Detroit, MI, Mr. Edward (Brenda) Mathis of Birmingham, AL and Mr. Freddie (Patsy) Mathis of White Plains, MD; special nieces that were dear to her heart, Mrs. Sharon and Patrick Watson; Toniette and Cedric Wilson and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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