Monday, May 20, 2013

Evelyn Jones McNeely

Evelyn Jones Mcneely passed away May 16, 2013 at Adventist Care Center in Orlando, Fl.  She was born August 9, 1937 in Apalachicola, Florida.   She was a retired Orange County School teacher for Robert E. Lee and Carver Middle Schools.  A  graduate of Florida  A&M University and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

She was preceded by her father (Iona Dawson), her mother (Aldonia Dawson) her brother (Billy Dawson) and her sister (Alyce Dawson Joseph).  She is survived by her sisters Mary Dawson Lee of Tampa and Susan Dawson Greene (Donnie) of Oviedo,  daughter Phaedra Jones Harris (Gary), son James Andre Jones both of Orlando and son Demetrius Jones of Atlanta, Ga.,  her 5 grandchildren Pravin Barber of Tallahassee, Sherlonda Jones Anderson of Winter Haven, Danielle Jones of Deltona, Brittni and Richard Tyler Herriott of Orlando.  3 great grands and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 1 PM, at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL
Evelyn's Home in Tangelo Park
4914 Big Horn Street
Orlando, Florida 32819


  1. I am sorry for the passing of your love one; please accept my sincere sympathy. Jesus gives us hope for all those who are now sleeping in death; a resurrection(Acts 24:15) when he with the aid of Jehovah God's holy spirit, will call them and they will answer(Job 14:14,15)being restored back to life, with the hope of eternal life on the renewed Paradise earth, being reunited with their families-John 5:28,29; 11:38-44;Luke 23:43. Until then, may God continue to comfort and bless the McNeely Family.-Matthew 5:4.

  2. I was saddened to hear that Evelyn had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:

    Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”

    Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

    I know you will still experience pain, grief, and sorrow but I hope that these scriptures will bring some measure of comfort to you

  3. Thank you for the comments aforementioned!! My grandmother was a lovely woman who possessed class, dignity, and pizazz. She will forever live in me. I love you grandma and thank you for being apart of my life. I miss you dearly!!!