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Ms. Annie Lee (Chisholm) McNeill, 90, of Aberdeen, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 20, 2023, at First Health Moore Regional Medical Center, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
“God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be;
So He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away;
Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
A Time To Be Born: Annie Lee Chisholm McNeill was the seventh (7th) child, born to the late John Wesley Sr. and Zellar Chisholm, on March 17, 1932.
A Time To Every Purpose Under the Heaven: Annie’s early childhood was spent in the Eagles Springs/Zion Grove, North Carolina, area. Later, she moved to Aberdeen, North Carolina,
where she attended Berkley High School. She loved people and worked in nursing and environmental services; Everyone who met her affectionately called her “Aunt Annie .”She loved the Lord
and faithfully served in the Church. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, word-search puzzles, singing, modeling, and traveling all along the East Coast. One of her greatest joys was being invited to model for the Berkley High School Alumni and later winning “Miss Berkley.”
A Time To Love: Annie met a special man, the late Grant W. McNeill Sr., fell in love, and they united in holy matrimony. To this union, there were seven children whom she loved and was so
proud to tell the world about them.
A Time To Die: On Friday, January 20, 2023, her heavenly Father sent an angel of mercy and whispered softly, ‘My daughter, your earthly work is finished”; thus, Annie slept peacefully away
in the arms of Jesus, leaving all burdens and cares of this world behind, and entered into eternal life everlasting.
Preceding Annie in death were her husband, Grant W McNeill, Sr.; one son, Wayne McNeill; four sisters, Eula Ross, Lucy Mae Utley, Mary Chisholm, and Emily Park; five brothers, Jessie,
Robert, Howard, Dewey, and John Chisholm; five sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law.
A Time To Mourn: Left to cherish her loving memory: daughter, Ernestine (Lem) Peterkin of Aberdeen, North Carolina; sons, Grant W (Gloria) McNeill; Joseph Anthony McNeill; Michael A
McNeil; all of Aberdeen, North Carolina; daughter, Linda (Lyndon) Nealy of Aberdeen North Carolina; son: Edward L (Terrie) McNeill of Eagle Springs, North Carolina; daughter-in-law Carol McNeill of Douglasville GA; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Jewel Chisholm of Southern Pines North Carolina; Sally Celestine of New York; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives; and four special children of the Ball Family.
*The family will receive visitors at 418 Carolina Road, Aberdeen NC, from the hours of 1pm - 8pm daily. At the family's request everyone that enters the home must be masked.*
Please keep the family and friends of Ms. Annie Lee (Chisholm) McNeill in your thoughts and prayers.
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Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Southern Pines, North Carolina.