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Hubert Neil Sheffield, age 80, resident of Ocean Springs, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020.
He was born November 30, 1939, in Fulton, MS, to Mildred Senter Sheffield and Hubert Stevens Sheffield. He worked for Delta Airlines for 32 years in Jackson, MS. Neil attended Itawamba College and graduated from Mississippi State University. He loved all sports and remained a loyal fan of MS State until he died. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Emory Sheffield.
Neil is survived by his wife, Shirley Kay Allday Sheffield of Ocean Springs; two sons, Christopher Neil (Kim) and Brian Lee (Denise) Sheffield of Brandon, MS; one daughter, Holly Marie Moore (Jason) of Brandon, MS; step-children, Jason Allday (Sydney) and Lei Walters (Shane) of Ovett, MS, Atlana Pao (Wilton) of Margate, FL; three brothers, Richard Sheffield of Scottsboro, AL, David Sheffield (Cynthia) of Ovett, MS, Buddy Sheffield (Nina) of New Bern, NC; two sisters, Mary Love Loftis (Bart), Lilla Rose Braford (Doug), both of Gulfport, MS; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He loved the Lord and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs, MS. Neil was large in stature and big at heart. He loved his family and friends dearly and was loved by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday, October 23, at Dorsey Memorial Cemetery in Fulton, MS. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
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