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Friday, May 26, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Friday, May 26, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church of Progress Village
8722 Progress Boulevard

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 05/23/2017 09:29 PM



Mrs. Lydia H. McNeal of Tampa, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Progress Village, 8722 Progress Blvd., Dr. Sam Maxwell, Senior Teaching Pastor, Officiating with Pastor Bobby White of New Judson Baptist Church, Panama City, FL, Eulogist.

Mrs. Lydia H. McNeal was born November 29, 1947 in Tampa, FL to the parentage of Frank and Estella Henderson.  She was raised in the Hyde Park area.  In 1971 she became a resident of The Progress Village Community where she resided until her demise.

She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Howard W. Blake High School.   She was employed at USF@G Insurance Company as a Claims Coordinator for 22 years and later retired as a cook at The Progress Village Christian Academy.

She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Progress Village under the pastorate of Rev. Roosevelt Robinson, Jr. and later, her current pastor Dr. Sam Maxwell.  She was active in Women’s Mission and the #1 Ushers until her health failed. 

She was preceded in death by both parents: Frank and Estella Henderson; sisters, Freda Washington, Nita Henderson, Diane Henderson and Bertha Henderson; brother, Frank Henderson and a special niece, Tracy Washington.

She leaves to cherish loving memories with her husband, Franklin C. McNeal; devoted daughters, Vandalyn R. Alicea, Tameka L. McNeal and Andrea L. Henderson; grandchildren, Shemar and Samara Henderson; brother, Meredith Henderson; sisters, Wanda Henderson, Belinda Fluker and Stacy Johnson; mother in law, Ruth McNeal; brother in laws, Bobbie (Piquieta) White, Phillip Finch; sister in laws, Ann Powell, Cathy White, Amy (Billy) Long, Marcia (James) Wiley, Carol (David) Hughes, Doshie (Karl) Walker and Sarah Finch.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends.

The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, May 26 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7  p.m.


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