Stephanie Leigh Neely

May 16, 1966 - July 18, 2018
Stephanie Leigh Neely

Stephanie Leigh Neely, age 52, of Leland, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Ashe Gardens Memory Care.

She was born on May 16, 1966, in Pearisburg, Virginia.

Stephanie graduated from New Hanover High School with a certificate of completion in 1986. She lived at Echo Farms group home for 20 years. While there she worked at Taco Bell and participated in Special Olympics. The last 7 years she moved back home to Leland and attended Brunswick Inter-agency Program where she made alot of friends and continued playing sports for Special Olympics.

Stephanie is survived by her parents Ernest and Delores Long; sisters Cynthia Neely and Tracy Neely Aird (Pete); brothers Casey Long (Tabby), Bart Long (Patty) and Bernard Neely, Jr.. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews and numerous aunts uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm till 2:00pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1874 Maco Road NE, Leland, NC 28451. A service to celebrate Stephanie’s life will follow at 2:00 pm.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.


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  • July 19, 2018
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  • July 20, 2018
    Constance Chatmon says:
    Stephanie always had a smile on her face, I met her at Brunswick Cove.

  • July 20, 2018
    Elizabeth Holland "Betsy" says:
    My heart goes out to Stephanie's family. I will always remember her sweet smile, her Michael Jackson imitations, and her always telling me we shared the same birthday (a day apart actually). The love she had for her sister, Cindy, and Cindy's love for were was BEAUTIFUL. I know that she is in Heaven with all her special friends that has recently gone to help Jesus prepare that special mansion for them all. Dance with the angels..we love you, Stephanie and will miss your smiling face.

  • July 20, 2018
    Juanita says:
    Steffanie was a sweetheart that had a smile that lit any room she walked into. She was always get excited when she seen me saying hey girl. Then introducing me to everyone as her best friend. I loved her dearly. I am.so thankful and blessed to have known and met her. I met her at Brunswick Cove.