James F. "Jeff" Neil, 54, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Brandon.
Visitation was held from 5:00 - 7:30pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with a Rosary Service at 7:30pm. A funeral mass was held at 2:00pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with interment at Crestview Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Neil was born to Don Hubert and Jo Ann Pettit Neil in Greenville, MS. He was raised in the Glen Allan Community located in southern Washington County. He was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a Systems Administrator for Lockheed Martin with the Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Mr. Neil loved his children and grandchildren, having special nicknames for each of them. He also loved and enjoyed music and gaming and was an avid reader.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Hubert Neil.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; mother, JoAnn Neil; daughters, Jennifer Diez and husband, Payne Louis Diez, III; Patricia Poole and husband Leonard; and Jessica Sullivan; sister, Jeri Elizabeth Givens and husband John; grandchildren, Andrew, Elisabeth and Sarah Murphy, Johann and Peyroux Poole, and Gabriel Josef Sullivan; niece and nephew, Megan and Don Givens; and many family and friends in Germany.