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Santa Marie Neal

November 3, 1971 March 29, 2021
Santa Marie Neal
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Obituary for Santa Marie Neal
A time to be born:
Santa Marie Neal was born November 3, 1971 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi to Roland Neal Sr. and Irene Lee Neal.
A time to learn:
Santal Marie Neal attended Duval Elementary, Fort Clarke Middle School and graduated from Buchholz High School. Santa furthered her education by attending Santa Fe College and Saint Leo University. In pursuing her passion, Santa, obtained a CNA license, Billing and Coding Certificate and a Behavioral Health Certificate. Santa’s love for helping and serving her community was her gift from God. Her gift allowed her to work in Financing and more recently, the health care field providing love, care and support to the elderly. Santa loved working and took pride in her job. Santa’s passion, genuineness, commitment and dedication shown in every aspect of her life.
A time to Serve:
Santa was part of the Sickle Cell Association her in Alachua County. Santa loved speaking to and educating the community on the impact Sickle Cell can have on one’s life and also giving her testimony on how she’s been able to fight and live her best life with her illness.
Santa was a true worshipper and her boldness for God showed in her everyday walk by having that, “muster seed” FAITH. Santa read her word and trusted God’s word. Santa believed Romans 8:28, “that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose”.
Santa was a member of Jesus People Life Changing Church under the leadership of Pastor’s Horace and Luretha Mingo. Pastor T.B. Perryman of Transformation Bible Vision Ministries was also a spiritual father to Santa. Both Pastors boldness and unadulterated preaching and teaching helped her build her faith in God and prepared her for this moment.
A time to love:
Santa is survived by her parents, Roland and Irene Neal, her brothers, Minister Roland Neal (Jasma Neal), Orlando (Lance) Neal, Barry Neal, Kevin Neal and sisters, Marquitta Riggins (Antonio Riggins) and Leslie Pringle (Roger Pringle). God saved all of her love for her nephews and nieces whom she cherished (Roland, Brisha, Semaj, Deshayliah, Seniya, Kyree, Durell, Emma, Kaelyn, Ty’liyah, Jomo, Zariah, Ashton and Kree).
Santa also leaves behind two dear friends, Ariana Belchie and Mechelle Caldwell, and host of close family and friends who were a very important part her life.
A time to die:
On Monday, March 29th, 2021 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville FL, our beloved Santa gently and peacefully surrendered to the will of God.
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4:00 PM 4/9/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/9/2021 7:00:00 PM
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727 NW 2nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


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Transformation Bible Vision Ministry

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Gainesville, FL 32605


Transformation Bible Vision Ministry
5009 NW 34 Street Gainesville 32605 FL
United States

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Pine Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

401 SE 21 Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641

401 SE 21 Ave. Gainesville 32641 FL
United States

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