AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church for Mrs. Sarah Louise Holmes Neely, 91, of Austintown who transitioned from this life to eternal rest on Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Neely was born May 1, 1926 in Brooksville, Mississippi, a daughter of Golda and Martha Holmes.
She was a graduate of Brooksville High School in Mississippi and moved to the Youngstown area in the late 1940’s.
She had been married to the late Wardell Neely, Sr.
A devoted homemaker, Sarah loved to garden and shared many of her garden vegetables with her church family.
She was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church since its locations on Chicago Ave. and through its journey to Oakhill Ave. She was a praying, committed warrior for Christ. She was a member of the Senior Choir and worked diligently in the kitchen for the church’s Vacation Bible Study program for many years. She loved to send cards and was committed to the bereavement and birthday card ministry.
She leaves to mourn her passing but to rejoice in her peace, six daughters, Louise (William) Jacobs, Patricia (Jessie) Palmer, Gloria Neely Tucker, Evelyn Neely Snipes, Wanda Neely all of Youngstown and her adopted granddaughter, Gail Leflore with whom she made her home; a son, James Neely of Farrell, Pennsylvania; 15 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; a beloved nephew, Corensa Brooks of Maryland; a brother, John “Sonny” Brooks of Illinois and a host of other family, church family and friends. She was loved dearly by all of her family and friends, and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Ruth Ann Wilson and Bobby Neely; a granddaughter, Tarina Neely; a great-grandson, Da’Jhon Neely and a sister, Emma Lee McClurin.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”. II Timothy 4:7
Friends may call Friday, June 30 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Thursday, June 29 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.