1927 – 2023
OCRACOKE — Annie Pemberton McNeill, age 95, passed away on Ocracoke Island on July 28, 2023. Annie was born in Fayetteville, NC in 1927 and was raised in Stroudsburg, PA. After graduating high school, she attended and graduated from Dickinson College. It was there that she met David Berner. They married in Camp Hill, PA, and soon moved to Hudson, OH, where they raised two daughters.
Annie moved to New York City for six years, where she met Dr. Luis Garibay, with whom she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, for 17 years until his death. From there, she moved back to North Carolina, working for years in the Foster Grandparents program at Morehead Primary School, for which she received the Governor’s Award. Annie moved to Ocracoke for the last five years of her life, being cared for by family and loving caretakers.
Annie is survived by daughters Miggy (Rex) O’Neal and Laurie (Frankie) Garrish; grandchildren Jenny (Mandi Cochran) Mason, Shane (Emilie) Mason, Annie (Kevin) Pfeuffer, Lacey (Gene) Perry, and Beach O’Neal. Her great-grandchildren are Dallas Mason, Graydon Pfeuffer, Asher Mason, Vance Mason, Madison Pfeuffer, Essie O’Neal, and Axel and Mila Perry. She is also survived by nephew Bob (Cathy Dold) Stout, nieces Marcia and Louise Berner, and cousin Sydney McSweeny.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.