May 18, 1998
MARY A. NEAL
NEWPORT NEWS – Mrs. Mary Alma Neal, 79, a loving grandmother, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Sgt. 1st Class Sylvia Harris of Jackson, Miss., Regina Melton, Tracey Burgess and Curvin Harris, all of Hampton, the Rev. Bruce Q. Ballard, Veronica Harris and Pamela Slaughter, all of Newport News, and Fred Ballard and Mary Ballard, both of Charlotte, N.C.; and 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends at the home of the Rev. Bruce Ballard, 533 Logan Place, Apt. 2, Dutch Village Apartments, Newport News. Arrangements by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.