Zevie Howard Neely



LANCASTER, SC ~ Mrs. Zevie Barton Howard Neely, age 92, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. She was born June 7, 1926 in Lancaster, a daughter of the late James Harvey Howard and Sadie Barton Howard and was the wife of the late Nathan “N.J.” Johnson Neely. Mrs. Neely was a graduate of Clear Creek Bible College in Pineville, KY and the Smith County School of Nursing in Marion, VA. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse of Mission Memorial Hospital and she worked along side her husband in the ministry for over 50 years. Mrs. Neely was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lancaster.

Mrs. Neely is survived by her daughter, Kathy Ann Neely of Skyland, NC; three grandchildren, David Lee Neely of Raleigh, NC, Seth Sawyer of Asheville, NC, and Cody Sawyer and his wife, Laura Beth of Asheville, NC; four great grandchildren, Ashlee Breanna Neely, Colby Neely, Christian Sawyer, and Addison Sawyer; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Lovin and her husband, Jerry of Raleigh, NC; and a sister, Bobbie Robinson and her husband, James of Waxhaw, NC.

Mrs. Neely was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, N.J. Neely; two sons, James William Neely and Stephen Jay Neely; a brother, James Lynn Howard; and two sisters, Louella Howard Allen and Mary Howard Horton.

The Celebration of Life Graveside Service for Mrs. Neely will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Westside City Cemetery by Dr. Brian Saxon. The family will receive friends immediately following at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Clear Creek Bible College, 300 Clear Creek Road, Pineville, KY 40977 or Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Hwy, Lancaster, SC 29720.