Denise Neal was born in Hanford on Nov. 1, 1974 to Bishop Glen E. Neal and Sister Darlene Neal. Miss Neal completed her early childhood education at Lemoore Elementary and graduated from Lemoore High School. She attended West Hills College and transferred to San Jose Junior College. She majored in business and her minor was in sign language.
Miss Neal was a young woman with a lot of diversity, she was good scripture finder, a good cook, driver, wonderful singer, comedian. She spoke fluent Spanish. Miss Neal was an immaculate repair woman, good negotiator, an excellent boxer and of course a lady with a lot of strength and courage.
She was the person to call if you needed something electronically fixed or hooked up. If you were looking for a good deal, Miss Neal would give you a better deal. If anyone needed a driver to take them anywhere they could depend on Miss Neal to get them there. The person might be a little shaken up when they got there, but she would get you there safely, no doubt.
If you were hungry and homeless, she would give you food and shelter and ask for nothing in return. She was a gracious young lady and was always extending her hospitality. Yes, Miss Neal had a heart full of love.
She was brought up in Lily of the Valley Church all her life and she knew the road to salvation. During her sickness she wasn't concerned about getting well she wanted to get saved and she did.
Miss Neal departed this life on April 7, 2007 at a Hanford hospital at the age of 32. She is survived by her parents, Bishop Glen E. Neal and Sister Darlene Neal; five siblings, Gleanda Louise and husband, Robert Mackulin of Fresno; Edward G. Neal of Lemoore; Lorenzo and wife Denisha Neal of Fresno; Esther Neal of Lemoore and Twila Neal of Lemoore; grandmother, Thelma Doss-Young of Sacramento; aunt, Sharon Doss of Sacramento; uncles, Eugene and wife Lela Neal of Lemoore, Chester and wife Martha Neal of Fresno, Joe Neal of Lemoore, Willie and wife, Cynthia Neal of Visalia and Johnny and wife Janice Neal of Lemoore and a host of relatives and church family and friends.
We love you Denise and your presence will always be with us each and every day.