Mattie Alice Neel, age 90, passed from this life on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and husband of 40 years, Buddy Roy Neel.
She is survived by her sons, Lynn Neel (Sandy) of Waldron and Wayne Neel (Beth), of Arkadelphia; her grandchildren, Jason Neel, Luke Neel (Tina), and Elizabeth Berry (Mitchell); and five great-grandchildren.
Mattie was born to Lucius and Grace Williams Garner in Amity on September 16, 1932. Her family relocated to Arkadelphia after the death of her father and she finished school and began her family in Arkadelphia, where she lived for the rest of her life. Mattie was employed by Hardman Lumber Company for nearly 50 years, working full time until she was 87 years of age. She was a long-time member of Third Street Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Arkadelphia with Bro. Greg Lathem officiating.
Memorials can be made to Third Street Baptist Church 224 Crawford Street Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.