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Judy O'Neal

June 17, 1939 — September 7, 2023

Judy Marie O'Neal, 84, of Coopertown, TN, passed away on September 7, 2023, in Hendersonville, TN. 

 

Visitation will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home with the funeral following at 11:30 A.M and burial at 12:30 P.M.

 

Judy, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted wife, was born on June 17, 1939, and throughout her life, she touched the hearts of many. 

 

She was a loving wife for 64 years to her beloved husband, Frank B. O'Neal, who stood by her side through all of life's joys and challenges. Their enduring love and commitment were an inspiration to all who knew them. 

 

Growing up, Judy participated in several activities such as playing the piano, being a majorette and a lifeguard. As she got older, she developed a love of being behind the camera and capturing every moment life had to offer - treasuring boxes of pictures and video tapes. She enjoyed taking road trips out west with Frank and collecting Snow Buddies figurines she found along the way.

 

One of her favorite pastimes was making sure her yard was the best on the block. She had great joy in keeping it looking immaculate and decorating for all the seasons. It wasn’t uncommon to pull into the driveway and see her riding the lawn mower in her straw hat.

 

In her professional life, Judy worked at Metro Nashville Public Schools as a library assistant and then as a bookkeeper before retiring with WDCN Channel 8 after several years.

 

Judy will be remembered not only for her professional contributions but also for the love and warmth she shared with her family. She leaves behind cherished memories and a legacy of love that will endure in the hearts of all who knew her.

 

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Murray L. Stinnett and Eloise Oliver Stinnett, sister Muriel A. Jackson and husband Frank B. O’Neal.

 

She is survived by son Steve O’Neal and daughter-in-law Diana Pelletier and daughter Karen Bradley and son-in-law Tommy Bradley, sister Mary Lynne Hewlett (Steve Hewlett), grandchildren Magen (Carson) Kisner, Shawna O’Neal and Ryan (Melody) O’Neal, great-grandchildren, Ellie Mae, Cortland, Wayde, Reeves and Clyde– who lovingly knew her as Mammaw.

 

Pallbearers will be Shawna O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Carson Kisner, Alan Jackson, Tony Jones and Steve Hewlett.

 

In the lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family of Judy O’Neal wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all the wonderful people at Vitality Living for all the care shown for her.

 

To send flowers to the family in memory of Judy O'Neal, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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