Elizabeth R. Neely
Elizabeth R. Neely
  • March 19, 1960 - December 14, 2017
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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Liz Rowan Neely, 57, suddenly passed away at home on December 14, 2017, in Jackson, MS. She was greeted with open arms at the gates of heaven by her precious son, Sam.

Liz was born, March 19, 1960 in Jackson, MS. She graduated from Jackson Prep and The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While at Ole Miss, she met her loving husband, Robert Neely. Soon after graduating from Ole Miss, they married on December 18, 1982. They would have celebrated 35 years of marriage this year. Liz's life was fulfilled with the love of her children and grandchildren, who affectionally called her "Lizzie." Liz's compassion and dry wit made everyone around her feel comfortable and accepted.

Liz is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Rowan of Jackson, her husband, Dr. Robert Neely of Jackson; her children, Josh Neely (Katie) of Denver, CO, Max Neely (Erin), Charlie Neely, and Eliza Neely, all of Jackson. She is also survived by her sister, Carolyn O'Conner (Danny) of Madison; three grandchildren, Jay and Rose Neely of Denver, CO, and Elizabeth Neely of Jackson, mother in law, Betty Neely of Braxton, MS, and brother in law, Dr. Johnny Neely (Diane) of Jackson, along with several nieces and nephews. Liz leaves behind a group of lifelong friends that will miss her dearly.

In addition to her son, Sam, she was preceded in death by her father in law, David Neely of Braxton, MS.

A celebration of Liz's life will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be from 10-12 with services to follow. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.

Memorial donations in memory of Liz may be made to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.