Evelyn Virginia Simms Neal, 90, of Woodville, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021, at her residence.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 19,  at Grant Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Snead officiating. Burial was in Gunter Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will accept flowers, or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Kidney Foundation, or the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

Mrs. Neal is survived by her son, John Michael Neal (Deana); daughter, Kathryn Neal-Morris (Harvey); grandchildren, John Paul Rice (Jennifer), Stephanie Michele Rice, Brooke Nicole Neal (Billy), Hannah Elizabeth Cantrell (Jerred); 6 great grandchildren; her beloved pet, Minnie; and her lifelong friend/sister, Billie Ann Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Neal; daughter, Janice Lynn Rice; parents, Gordon Simms, Sr. and Donnie Simms; and siblings, Gordon Simms, Jr., Buddy Stone, and Lucille Neal.

Mrs. Neal, a civil servant in her career, was very involved in her community. She served on the ALFA Board of Directors and the ALFA Women’s Committee. During her free time, she enjoyed reading, travelling, and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers, Wanda Turner and Nikki Geckles.