Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Samantha Elizabeth Neal

Samantha Elizabeth Neal, 22, of Newnan GA, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.  Her funeral service will be 4 PM Thursday in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Les Lanier officiating.  The family will receive friends on Thursday at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 3 until 4 prior to the service.  A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Warm Springs City Cemetery, Warm Springs, GA.

Born April 29, 1995 in Suisun City, California, she was the daughter of Craig Lamar Norris and Kristina Ringler Norris of Warm Springs, GA.  Samantha was a homemaker and a Christian.  She loved art and reading and was a terrific mother.  Samantha was a very free spirit.  She was her mother’s best friend and was the most supportive wife her husband could have ever asked for.

In addition to her parents, Samantha is survived by her husband Justin Robert Neal and daughter Anorah Marie Neal, brothers Craig Andrew Norris of Panama City, FL and Zachary Tyler Norris of Tampa FL, grandparents Lamar and Peggy Norris of Loganville, GA and Art and Teresa Long of Lagrange, GA, and maternal grandparents Rita Gaye Geiskopf and Michael Geiskopf of Vacaville, CA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle, NC and Cox Funeral Home of Manchester, GA are entrusted with arrangements.


  • Aunt Gina Posted April 25, 2018 11:32 am

    Our dear Samantha, oh how you will be missed, especially your beautiful smile and carefree spirit. Our hearts are grieving, but in the midst, it helps to know that you are at peace, and I will see your beautiful, sweet smile again. Until then, we will always live on here in our hearts. Anorah will always be told how beautiful, kind, smart and loving her mother was. I love you!!!

  • Justin Neal Posted April 25, 2018 2:14 pm

    You are so missed, my sweet wife. The world lost a beautiful soul. You will forever be in my heart and I pray that your works live on through our daughter. The support group here is immense. Anorah and I are well taken care of. You are loved more than you will ever know. Rest easy for one day we will meet again. Always.


  • Power Family Okeechobee Posted April 25, 2018 2:14 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As per your families wishes we have donated in memory of Samantha.

  • Jean Wheeler Posted April 26, 2018 11:03 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this extremely difficult and sad time. I work with Samantha’s father at Oglethorpe Power and have no words to express my sadness for Samantha’s family. Please know that I share in your grief.

  • Rhodes Skinner Posted April 26, 2018 1:49 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We grieve with you.
    Rhodes Skinner
    Pastor Real Life Baptist

  • Sherri Hogan Posted April 26, 2018 4:07 pm

    My sincerest of condolences to the family. RIP

  • Deanna Nunez Posted April 26, 2018 9:17 pm

    Hearts are broken everywhere…. you loved all things romantic and beautiful! Time can’t wipe away the fond memories we made of you during your short life! You’ll be with everyone who knew you forever🦋 until next time…

  • Cody Morgan Posted April 26, 2018 10:15 pm

    I just want to say that I love you Samantha with all of my heart. Your daughter and your husband mean the world to me just as you did and I promise they will be ok because I promised you I would make sure of it. You are loved far beyond what you could ever imagine, you will be missed by many and you will forever be in my heart samantha. Fly free my beautiful friend I will see you again.

  • Haley Doby Posted April 26, 2018 10:25 pm

    Fly high love. I know I didn’t get to know you as well as many, but I do know that I will Miss you so much. Your smile was contagious. You were beautiful inside and out. I’ll remember the first time I met You and we had a good laugh. I’ll always remember you and keep you close in my heart. Until we meet again.

  • Kay Freeman Posted April 26, 2018 11:15 pm

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy for the entire family. Praying for God to comfort all of you.

  • Aunt Teresa Posted May 10, 2018 1:30 am

    It’s been two weeks since your funeral. It’s still so surreal. I miss hearing you call me Aunt Teresa. I mourn the what could have been. There hasn’t been a day go by that I haven’t thought of you. Thank you for the things you have taught me. I love you. It’s not goodbye but see you there

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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.