Obituary: Jacqulyn S. Neely, 1931-2014

Jacqulyn Sloan Neely, 83, wife of Herbert W. Neely, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center, Laurens, South Carolina, U.S.

Jackie was born in Spartanburg, a daughter of the late Jessie Enlow and Bessie League Sloan. She studied nursing at Spartanburg General Hospital. Jackie met Herbert while in Nursing School; they were commissioned as Southern Baptist Missionaries, serving 16 years in Rhodesia and 17 years in the Cayman Islands. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

Jackie is survived by three sons, Wesley W. Neely (Cheryl) of Dallas, Texas; Nigel E. Neely (Pam) of Roebuck, South Carolina; Herbert W. Neely Jr. (Chris) of Spartanburg, South Carolina; two daughters, Bess N. Larkins (Rick) of Inman, South Caroline; and Margaret-Ann Swift (Ed) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 
five great grandchildren.

A private family service and committal will be held. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, care of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767 Richmond, VA 23230-0767.

Condolences may be left online at the website of the Dunbar Funeral Home and Crematory at

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