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“We never lose the people we love, they live the rest of their lives in our hearts. Thinking of you and your family.. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: BJ Parker - wilson, NC - friend

“To the family of Mrs. Vahnis O'Neal... I have missed your Mom since she left here. I truly enjoyed watching over her at night. She was a sweetheart...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Bunny Spires - NC

“Bev, May many happy memories be of comfort to you at this time. Our deepest sympathy for you during your time of loss. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: John and Pattie Dinwiddie - Cary, NC

“Bev,So sorry to hear about you Mom. My thoughts and prayers will be with during this time. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Twiford Mueller - NC

“Bev, So sorry about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy, Alan & Debbie Cox ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Cox - Garner, NC - friend

“I will always remember Ms. O'neal and keep her in my heart....rest in peace ladybug ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Rakedia Bryant (Good Health)

“Donna and Beverly, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Vahnis' passing! She was always so sweet and I just thought the world of her! I'm so glad that...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Beck - Fort Mill, SC

“Prayers with all the families. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Larry and Brenda Sullivan - NC

“Bev, So sorry to hear about your Mom. We will be thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace. Sally ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sally Umbdenstock - Raleigh, NC

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking about all of you and our prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jimmy and Sue Boykin - wendell, NC

“We hope a "new normal" will develop for you that will give all a new peace! With Loving Friendship, Bill and Renay Bailey ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bill & Renay Bailey - Cary, NC

“It was such a privilege and joy to know Vahnis and to be her doctor since 2006. May she rest in peace. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: shohreh taavoni - chapel hill, NC


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Ms. Vahnis Stephenson O'Neal, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Melvin Whittington officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
She was a native of Johnston County and the daughter of the late Lloyd Dwight Stephenson, Sr. and the late Ethel Coates Stephenson.
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna & Gary Vick of Rocky Mount and Beverly & Lance Youngquist of Cary; two grandchildren, Garrison Vick and Leslie Youngquist Marquez; and two brothers, Lloyd Dwight Stephenson, Jr. & wife Beth of Selma and Stephen C. Stephenson and wife Tracy of Clayton; and three nephews, Wyatt Stephenson, Dwight Stephenson and Greg Stephenson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the funeral home prior to the service.
On line condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements are with McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations.