August 30, 1931 – April 3, 2020
BUXTON — Loretta Lee Midgett O’Neal, 88, of Buxton, NC went to her heavenly home Friday, April 3, 2020.
A native of Buxton, she was born August 30, 1931 to the late Linda Casey and Edmond D. Midgett.
Loretta was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. A friend to many, she was a homemaker and faithful member of Lighthouse Assembly of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George O. O’Neal, Jr.; daughter, Cherri O. Quidley; and grandsons, Daniel Beckham, Jr. and Richard W. Gray.
Loretta is survived by her five children, George O. O’Neal (Ann) of Buxton, NC, Cathy D. Johnson (Pete) of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Linda P. Gifford (Bob) of Hamilton, NJ, Cora L. O’Neal of Buxton, NC and Jimmy R. O’Neal of Buxton, NC; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Edmond Gordon Midgett of Gibbstown, NJ; one niece and two nephews. Also, surviving is her faithful lifelong dear friend, Janet Gaskins of Buxton, NC and dear friend, Theresa Smith of Frisco, NC.
The family would like to thank everyone for the love and kindness that was shown to Mrs. O’Neal. She was dearly loved and will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
A private graveside service will take place at the Midgett family cemetery in Buxton. A memorial service “celebration of her life” will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Assembly of God, PO Box 459, Buxton, NC 27920.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.