Aug. 12, 1930 - Nov. 28, 2017
Virginia Neel, 87, of Waco, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2017, at her residence. Visitation with Virginia's family will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Ron Durham officiating.
Virginia was born on August 12, 1930, in Waco, to Thomas A. Mayberry and Emily Pate Mayberry. She attended Waco public schools and graduated from Waco High School. She graduated from the Hillcrest Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. As an RN, she used her training to provide health care initially in doctor offices then later in the first official nursing home in Waco started by her parents.
For three years, she taught a Health Occupations course at Richfield High School in Waco. She also taught Health Occupations night classes at old South Junior High School in Waco and a class at McLennan Community College.
She spent most of her health care career at the Hillcrest Medical Center location on Herring Ave. in Waco from 1979 holding various positions until her retirement on November 21, 2008.Virginia was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clovis Neel; brother, Tom Mayberry; and sister, Peggy Nelson.
Survivors include her son, Cliff Neel and wife, Sarah, of Hewitt; daughter, Lisa Chunn and husband, Danny, of San Antonio; and grandson, Jeffrey Chunn and wife, Heather, of Pipe Creek, Texas.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in Waco and the staff at Bluebonnet Health Services Hospice in Waco.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center.