Jacqueline Marie Neal

April 13, 1939 ‒ October 19, 2019

Lockbourne, Ohio

Jacqueline Marie Neal, age 80, formerly of Lockbourne and Centerburg, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Centerburg Pointe, Centerburg, Ohio.  Retired home health care aide, Jacqueline was born April 13, 1939 in Columbus to the late William and Bessie Trudy (LeClear) Bernard.  Jacqueline enjoyed crocheting and ceramics, loved old movies and holidays with family, and was most proud of her children and grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Jacqueline was preceded in death by adopted parents, George H. and Magnolia “Madge” Sides; son-in-law, Mark Shepherd and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Holman-Palmer.  Survived by devoted children, Craig Palmer of Lockbourne, Mike Palmer of Mesa, AZ, Teresa Shepherd of Delaware, John Palmer of Croton and Heidi Hughes of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Jason, Mark, John, Michael, Jade and Jacob; brother, Greg Bernard; sisters, Regina Stalter and Crista Forgette; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Funeral Service 11 am Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Croton United Methodist Church, 75 N High St, Hartford, OH 43013 where the family will be receiving visitors from 10 am until time of service.  Interment to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.  Pastor Eva Marie Wolfe officiating.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staffs at Centerburg Pointe and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Jacqueline.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Jacqueline’s family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • As Providence would have it, I met Jacqueline for the first time just days before she passed away. She had a lovely gentle way with her daughter Heidi and she could still join in with the song, “Que Sera Sera”—which Heidi said was always her mother’s favorite!

    May the Good Lord give her rest and may He give comfort to Heidi and all those whose lives were touched by Jaqueline!

    • Becky thank you so much for this special words and sharing that special time with us!! Much love to you my dear friend

  • Jackie was a very special person to us. She was an exceptional aide to my son Mark who would always talk about how nice she was. Jackie was very understanding and patient. We are very saddened to hear of her passing and regret not being able to attend her service. We hold very special memories of Jackie. She had the greatest laugh and tremendous love for her family. Jackie truly touched our lives. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Karen Robison
    Mark Appel

    • Thank you Karen, yes Mother spoke fondly of the time she spent with Mark..One of her Favorites I recall in those years. She just was recalling Mark again with me last month when I was visiting..Thank you and God Bless!