Juanita Michelle Neal, age 48, of Pennington Gap, VA passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was born in Middlesboro, KY on Monday, September 27, 1965. She was preceded in death by her parents Hugh Parkey and Daris Ann Calton Neal, great-grandparents Irby and Cassie Neal and Campbell and Leona Calton, and great-grandparents Lloyd and Rachel Garrett and special friend Tamara Powers Thompson. She is survived by her life partner Laura (Celina) OLaughlin of the home; two brothers Scott Neal and wife, Jamie of Rutledge, TN, Brandon Shawn Neal and wife, Heather of Knoxville, TN and sister Deborah Ellis and husband, Kenneth of Tazewell, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, several pets that were precious to her, including Rosie and Mandy; special cousin Shannon Cody and friend Mary Anderson. Michelle was a 1983 graduate of Flatwoods High School. Although presently disabled, she had worked for 17 years as a personal care-giver for MEOC. She often said of her clients, I love my little old people. She loved to farm along side her father and shop and travel with her mother. She was an avid NASCAR fan who loved rock music and a good laugh. She will be missed by a wide circle of family and friends.
A Memorial service will be held by the family Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Surgeoner Family Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lee County Animal League. Condolences can be sent to the family by e-mail to email@example.com We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277 Phone 276-546-2456