Geneva McNeilly

Louise Whisnant McNeilly

October 21, 1931 - May 8, 2021
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Geneva Louise Whisnant McNeilly, 89, of Ellenboro, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at home.

Born in Cleveland County, on October 21, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Dwight Elwood Whisnant and Hannie Ola Blanton Whisnant. She was a homemaker and was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wayne McNeilly; two sons, Danny Wayne McNeilly and Dwight Steven McNeilly; one grandchild, Cevin Earley; three brothers, Howard Hopper, Gene Hopper and J.R. Hopper and one sister, Frances Webber.

Survivors include three daughters, Rheba Kaye Ward of Forest City, Carolyn Earley of Ellenboro and Lynda Hoyle of Ellenboro; eight grandchildren, Michaelle Waters (Scott), Paul McNeilly (Penny), Wade McNeilly ( Julie), Shannon Bradley (Bruce), Kelly Arrowood (Blake), Jennifer Powell (Paul), Dylan McNeilly and Steele McNeilly; eleven great grandchildren, Michael Waters (Grace), Airin Bradley, Samantha Keller (Braxton), Trent McNeilly, Jeri McNeilly, Tyler Greene, Taylor “Bug” Greene (Mary Grace), Tanner Greene, Madalyn Powell, Meredith Powell and Bentley McNeilly; three great great grandchildren, Charlotte Waters, Jaxon Greene and Josiah Greene.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Big Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall with the funeral service to follow in the sanctuary at 4:00PM with Revs. Paul Scott and Jim Richardson officiating.

The burial will follow the service in the Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Big Springs Baptist Church Brotherhood, 534 Big Springs Church Rd., Ellenboro, NC 28040.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    May 11, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    May 11, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Big Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    May 11, 2021 | 4:00pm
    May 11, 2021 4:00pm
    Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Ellenboro, NC 28040
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  • Funeral Service

    Big Springs Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Paul Scott
    Rev. Jim Richardson


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Leesa Earley

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Mine & Randy's heart goes out to each and everyone of your. Your family means so much to us. We love you all,
Randy & Leesa Earley

Dwight and Bernice Mosteller

Posted at 02:26am
Dear Family, We worked with Louise at Corinth Baptist church in the Food ministry. She worked straight across from me. So we had time to talk and get to know each other. Louise was a very dear friend, whom I think everyone really liked her. I have greatly missed her since it was shutted down. I was so saddened to hear of her passing . Just know you have our deepest sympathy. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers. May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. May God Bless all of you!🙏✝️❤

Mr & Mrs Gary Wammack Posted at 09:01pm

Louise was a wonderful person She treated my husband and I like we were family. She will always be missed. Prayers for the family left behind to miss her.

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