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Alice Dorothy Simon Neal

February 6, 1919 — February 11, 2024

Biloxi

Alice Simon Neal passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Biloxi.

Born on February 6, 1919, Alice lived a remarkably healthy life which lasted an amazing 105 years and 5 days. She is remembered as a lady of quiet dignity doing her best with very little recognition. Her name brings a smile to all who knew and loved her. She began working at age 12 and was always committed to working hard and lovingly serve her family and friends. From her Ritz Café on Division Street to her snow ball stand, she seemed to never stop. 

She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1936 and was a lifelong resident, a Biloxi Treasure. 

Special thanks to the "Aunt Alice Team" who navigated her through the last chapters of her life: 

Grandsons, Tony Yennie and Joseph Yoesel 

Granddaughter, Pricilla Bassett and husband Cory 

Niece, Kay Bankston and husband Alton 

Niece, Mary Lynn Todaro Pierce 

Niece, Charlotte Ann Thomas 

Nephew, Mike Todaro 

Brother-in-law, Dick Benton 

Many other family and friends participated on the team. A warm thanks to Biloxi Mayor, FoFo Gilich who recognized her at age 100 and again at 105 with proclamations, and WLOX Bill Snyder who put together a precious feature story for broadcast. 

To peek inside her heart, we would see- 

-her favorite song Blue Bayou (Linda Rhonstadt) 

-her favorite foods -Softshell Crabs, Crawfish, shishKBobs, fried fish and oysters-- 

-her favorite advice to young people - Put GOD first in all things - Birds of a feather flock together - Show me your company and I'll tell you who you are. 

-her resolve that GOD had everyone's days numbered and her respectful but playful way she waved goodbye to the many, many, many family and friends who had left this parade of life. 

Now with sad but full hearts and OH so many memories- we wave goodbye to sweet sweet Alice. 

Thank YOU LORD for letting us have this treasure for 105 years and 5 days. 

Alice Is preceded in death by her husband, Noble Neal; her son, David Neal; her daughter, Linda Kay Yennie; her parents, Joseph and Catherine Simon; her siblings, Adele Simon Todaro, Joseph Simon Jr., Sie Simon, Mary Rose Simon Thomas, Charlie Simon, George Simon, Evelyn Simon Plakey, and Betty Simon Benton. 

Alice is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Neal Durham and Christina Neal; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

A service of remembrance is planned for Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm with visitation from 5:00 pm until 6:30pm to be held at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Family and friends are invited to help celebrate her incredible life. 

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Alice Simon Neal.

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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