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Susan Neal

Susan Horst Neal

Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Susan Horst Neal died on April 12, 2020 and she was not too happy about it. She thought she had a lot of good things left to do. Thankfully, she was at peace and understood it was her time to go. She had a good life and loved many things.

She loved God, who was at her side through this terrible ordeal. She loved her mother, father, sisters and extended family. She especially loved her sister, Sally, and her cousin, Kristen, two of the most loving and smart women on earth. Susan loved her husband, Clayton, the best man she ever met. She wishes him the best of everything. She loved her children, Kate, Andrew, and Mary Kate (daughter in law). They are three of the most resourceful, kind and loving people, who brought tremendous joy to her life. Her love for them is endless. She loved her grandsons, Jacson, Deacon, and Clayton, who are three bright lights that shine happiness on everyone they meet. Her greatest regret is that she will not see them grow up to be the fine young men she knows they will be.

She loved living in Middlesex County Virginia. She loved watching the water, birds, and fish. She loved her warm and loving church family at Christ Church Parish, the women in her EFM class, her friends at Philippi Christian Church and her bible class at Zoar Baptist Church. Susan loved all the people she met at LNO, her knitting groups, the Rivers Club, writing grants, and volunteering. She loved her long-time friends Janet, Maryglenn, Beth, Charleen, and Sarah. She also loved newer friends like Karen, Barbie, Mary Ellen, and Diane. She loved her neighbors and her neighborhood. Her life was so good it was really hard to leave. Her time was too short, but it was her time and she went with grace and peace.

A Service to celebrate Susan’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hands Across Middlesex, P.O. Box 85, Locust Hill, VA 23092. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.
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Cousin Connie and Neva Sypniewski

Posted at 11:38pm
Dedicated to new found cousin Susie. Planting this tree so that she will live on . You were a beautiful person.
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Robert Logan

Posted at 10:41pm
My heartfelt condolences to the Horst and Neal families. Like Sondra Keckler I too am a '68 NHHS classmate of Susan's and I echo all of Sondra's kind words! Susan was a very special friend. As popular as she was, she always had time for everyone. She taught me how to dance at Washington Street Jr. High, however my most favorite memory of Sue was the day I headed off to High School, my first day as dumb little nervous freshman. Lost and not knowing where to go and taking a little while I finally stumbled into my homeroom. Who was in the back of the classroom, none other than my good ole pal Susie from Jr. High. I knew from that moment on that everything was going to be okay! Although many years have passed by it hit me pretty hard when I heard the news, though I have no doubts where she is and that's with our good Lord in Heaven! God Bless Susan, her family and all of her friends!

Bob Logan
Mattapoisett, MA

Sondra Keckler Messner

Posted at 08:26pm
Neal family, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I went to junior high and high school with Susan and we also ran against each other as queen at our junior high school. Of course Susan won and I came in second. Our mother's also knew each other and when we were together there was a lot of laughing going on. I talked to her at our last class reunion get together and she looked as if she was still in high school. She was a beautiful, sweet, and loving person and very special to me. She always made you feel good when she was around. Anyway, my condolences go out to all of you.

Cousin (almost ) Connie

Posted at 07:14pm
Susan was a bright light in this world and our lives!!
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Betsy Hudgins

Posted at 02:26pm
I can honestly say I never have known anyone like Susan. To me she was a shining light. I loved her because if you knew her you had to love her. She will be missed by so many. She was simply always a delight to be around. Many prayers for Clayton and your family. May God bless you all.

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