Jacquelyn P. O’Neal, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, as a resident of Niceville, Florida. From her birth in Deerfield Beach, Florida on September 20, 1937, to her passing, she lived a life of faith, family and community. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church where she enjoyed her work with the African-American Catholic Cultural Awareness Group.
While a veteran of the United States Air Force she met and married Bill O’Neal and added three jewels to their hearts, Monica, Steven and Mark. She has two daughters-in-law, Miyuki, born in Japan and Beth, born in England who she loved dearly. She was the proud grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren; Melony, Shanae (who left us far too soon), Ethan, Clare, Grace and Matthew. She is also survived by her sisters, Sylvia, Jackie, Sheila, Ernestine; brother, Lionel and a host of much-loved nieces and nephews.
At the time of her passing she was enjoying a life well lived. She loved her family, her religious endeavors and her community. To know her was to know a person who had an infectious laugh, a generous spirit and a presence that made one want to perform at their best. Her spirit is soaring and singing God’s praises! She is Home!