Dorothy Ann Coleman Neal, 78, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born Friday, October 23, 1942, in Caldwell County to the late John Coleman and Geneva Jolley Coleman Ellis.

She met her soul mate, Elvert Lee Neal, at age 13, and they were married when she was 17. They spent 61 wonderful years together. Dorothy retired from Barnhart Furniture and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a half-sister, Tina Coleman.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Elvert Lee Neal of the home; one son, John Kevin Neal and wife Melissa of Statesville, one half brother, David Ellis and wife Tina of Georgia; one half sister, Susan Ellis Shepherd of Georgia; and one granddaughter, Ruthie Ann Neal Yang and husband Joseph.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the Neal home with family and invited friends.

Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dorothy Coleman Neal.

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