Jacqueline "Jackie" Neal

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Neal, Jacqueline "Jackie" A blues idol, Jacqueline "Jazzy Jackie" Neal, was called to be with her Savior on Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 6:30 in the evening. She was 37 and a native of Baton Rouge. She was a musician, hairdresser and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at The Bellemont Great Hall from 9 a.m. until religious service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, conducted by the Rev. Leo D. Cyrus. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. She is survived by her loving sons, Tyrone Neal, Tyrell Thompson and Rogee Neal; her loving mother, Shirley Neal; seven sisters, Darlene Williams and husband Lee, Charlene Neal, Lateefa Neal, Janice Kennerly and husband Carl, Lisa Edwards and husband Jeff, Trena Muse and Carol Jean McQuaiter; seven brothers, Kenny Neal Sr., Larry Neal Sr. and wife Marie, Raful Neal III and wife Lisa, Noel Neal, Frederick Neal and wife Yalonda, Darnell Neal and Graylin Hoffman Sr.; a sister-in-law, Diane Neal; her three godchildren, Tyree Neal, Kayla Williams and Keisha Antoine; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and fans. She was preceded in death by her father, "Blues Legend," Raful Neal; her brother, Ronnie Neal; and a special aunt, Gert Spooner. In 1995, Jackie made her debut with her first album, "The Blues Won't Let You Go." Her 2004 CD, "Down in Da Club," swept the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and all surrounding Southern states. Jacqueline "Jackie" Neal was born on July 7, 1967, to the union of Raful Neal Sr. and Shirley Brooks Neal. She attended Capital High School where she was the head of her majorette squad. As her singing career progressed, she was the proud owner of Jazzy Jackie's Beauty Salon. Jackie was a kind, fun-loving person to be around. She was devoted to her family, friends and fans. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2005
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