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Stephanie Leigh Neely, 52, built many friendships through Brunswick Interagency Program

Stephanie Leigh Neely
Stephanie Leigh Neely

LELAND — Stephanie Leigh Neely, 52, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Ashe Gardens Memory Care. She was born May 16, 1966, in Pearisburg.

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 the Special Olympics. She moved back home to Leland, where she lived for the past seven years and attended Brunswick Interagency Program, where she made a lot of friends and continued playing sports for the 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.; 16 nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1874 Maco Road NE, Leland. A service to celebrate Stephanie’s life will follow at 2 p.m. at the church.

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