Brenda Louise Littlejohn Neal was born to the late Ulmont Neal and Beulah Lee Littlejohn Neal in Louisburg, NC on January 22, 1952. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 26, 2019 at her home in Raleigh, NC.
She attended Riverside-Franklin County Training School continuing through its transition to Louisburg High School. After graduating in 1970, she completed a year at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh before leaving to focus on family.
Throughout her youth, she attended her home church of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Louisburg, NC. There, she served as secretary. She continued in the secretarial field working for Franklin County. With a love of sewing, she retired after several years as a seamstress.
Everyone who knew her encountered a loving friend that would fight right alongside you no matter what. Family meant the world to her. So, she spent many years traveling and living all along the East coast, from New York to North Carolina. A true sports fan, she would always watch any game that was on. Her love/hate relationship for the Carolina Panthers is legendary.
Brenda was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Tyrrell Neal Jr..
She leaves to honor her legacy and cherish her memories: two sons, Leon Neal of Henderson, NC and Tyrone Neal, Sr. of Warrenton, NC; two daughters, Angela Neal of Raleigh, NC and Jannai Johnson (Alonzo) of Wake Forest, NC; two special daughters, Denise Richardson of Raleigh, NC and Andera Silvers of Durham, NC; a friend dear to her heart, Clementine “Tine” Louis of Henderson, NC; three brothers, Timothy Neal (Connie) of Louisburg, NC, Fernando “Tink” Neal (Vern) of Louisburg, NC and Jeffrey Neal (Debra) of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Renee Neal of Williamsburg, VA: and her “partner in crime” sister-cousin, Cynthia Russell; fourteen grandchildren, Tyrrell Richardson, Tiaerra Neal, JaeVawn Neal, Tyrone Neal, Jr., LaQuantis Neal, Tyree Neal, Raquahn Neal, Arquise Neal, Antwon Johnson, Tavius Neal, Christopher Neal, Brandon Best, Stefon Johnson, Dion Neal; eight-great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends.
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