Amanda Matzen Neel, 93, a longtime resident of DeFuniak Springs, FL passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and freezing foods, and cooking for her family. She was a member of Community Holiness Church in DeFuniak Springs.
Mrs. Neel was preceded in death by her spouse, Cecil Neel, her parents, Henry and Mary Matzen and her son, James Thomas Neel. She is survived by her four children, Mary Lee Moore (Michael), Christel Maples (John), Carolyn Barnes (L.A.) and Linda Davis (Al); thirteen grand-children, Karen Hill (Troy), Dave Hudson (Monika), Crystal Seaman (Bobby), Michael Moore (Lonnie), Rebecca Lynch, Robert Whatley (Annie), Callie Brecker , Laura Marks, Sandy Carnley, Terrie Tegl, Doug Gilbert (Pam), Heather Romano (Chris) and Stacy Gilbert (Curtis); thirty great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Community Holiness Church, 971 W. Live Oak Avenue, DeFuniak Springs with Pastor, Howard Taylor, officiating. Pallbearers will be Nathan Romano, Braden Gilbert, Jimmy Wheat, Ira Bird, Johnny Earl Davis and Doug Gilbert. The family will receive friends and visitors from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Entombment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Panama City, FL.