Shirley Clayter O’Neal

April 2, 1932 - March 12, 2020
Shirley Clayter O’Neal


Shirley Clayter O’Neal, born April 2nd, 1932, age 87, passed away on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Shirley grew up in Delco. Shirley’s passion was her family. Her interests included shopping, crossword puzzles, baseball, Carolina basketball, and Hershey kisses.

Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Donna Beck (Vernon) and Gloria Formy-Duval (Charles). Preceded in death by husband Benjamin Donald O’Neal and granddaughter Dawn Bordeaux. Shirley preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Retha Clayter, her brother Elwood, Billy, Horton, Sonny Clayter and Horace, sister Hilda Muse. One living sister, Betty Hagood of Delco. Survived by grandchildren, Amber (Travis) Wilkins, Charles “Bubba” (Karen) Formy-Duval, and Scott Beck. Great Grandchildren Reid (Erica) Bordeaux, Haily (Jake) Bordeaux, Trae Wilkins, Rylan Bordeaux, Jerome Beck, and special great-granddaughter Anna Formy-Duval. Great-great grandson, Carter Bordeaux. Surviving sisters-in-law are Sue and Linda Clayter; other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Thanks to her special caregivers Ricky and Kim.

Visitation will be 2 pm, an hour before the services at the church.

Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 3 pm Monday, March 16, 2020, at New Life Community Church 107 Maultsby Street, Whiteville, NC. 28472

Burial will be located at the Delco cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles (Bubba) Formy-Duval, Scott Beck, Reid Bordeaux, Trae Wilkins, Rylan Bordeaux, and Jerome Beck. Honorary pallbearer will be Jared Little.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • March 13, 2020
    Melinda Strickland says:
    So sorry for your loss she was always fun to be around and talk to. Praying for y’all.

  • March 13, 2020
    nellie macon says:
    Prayers for everyone.

  • March 13, 2020
    Donna Hammond says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of this feisty lady. She loved her family dearly. I cherish our conversations as we talked Sports!! She always made me laugh. I pray that all receive peace and comfort from our Lord. Family, cherish your memories. Love to all.

  • March 13, 2020
    Deborah Sykes says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

  • March 14, 2020
    Lecia Reeves Cox says:
    Gloria, Donna and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace