Alma Jean Neighbors

    April 6, 1935  -  June 30, 2013


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CHAPEL HILL: Mrs. Alma Jean Neighbors, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 peacefully, surrounded by her family at Hospice at the Meadowlands. She was born in Hermandale, MO to the late Marion Taft Phillips and Lena Meyers Phillips.

Jean is survived by her husband, Will Neighbors of Chapel Hill; daughter, Stacy Miles and husband, Paul of Chapel Hill; grandchildren Tess Harper of Yadkinville, Joshua Loveless of Monticello, AR; and sister, Beulah Phillips of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Overstreet; brother, David Phillips; and her son Stanley Neighbors.

Jean grew up in Marked Tree and West Memphis, AR. After graduating from high school, she moved to Washington, DC to work as a stenographer for the FBI. Following marriage to Will in 1958, she and her husband lived in various cities in Mississippi and Arkansas, before settling in Monticello, AR where she lived from 1975 – 2011. She was active in the PTA, Garden Club, and loved to attend the local high school sporting events. In 2011, she moved to Chapel Hill to be closer to her family.

Jean loved watching all types of sports, from football to hockey, painting landscapes, gardening and flowers, old western movies, and eating chocolate sweets. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by them.

“You are not forgotten, though on earth no more, still in memory you are with us, as you always were before”

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands Inpatient Care Facility, 1001 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Susan Headen for her devoted care of Jean over the past 2 years. She brought much joy and friendship into Jean's life for which they are truly grateful.


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Born: April 6, 1935

Death: June 30, 2013


Memorial donations may be made to:
Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands Inpatient Care Facility, 1001 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278

This memorial provided by:
Clements Funeral Service
Durham, NC