Anne Duncan MacNealy 64, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on Thursday, January 20, 2022 after battling a brain tumor for the past two years. Our world seems less bright as heaven has gained our angel.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the United Methodist Church of Inverness at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at the Church 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Saturday with food provided in the fellowship hall during the visitation. Graveside service will be held with family only. Boone Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Duncan was born on December 19, 1957 in Greenville, MS. She was one of four children of the late John W. McPherson and Georgia Ann McPherson. She grew up in Indianola, MS and graduated from IA and then on to Mississippi College where she met the love of her life Bradly MacNealy. They were married in 1980 and she became a military wife and they began a family shortly thereafter.
Duncan was blessed with many special titles in her life from wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great aunt. She was this to all the family before her grandchildren were born when she became known as Dunc Dunc. She dedicated her world to her children and grandchildren each and every day of her life. She never missed a family gathering, party, birthday, or a celebration. She loved life and she loved traveling all over the world and seeing places she had never been before. Another place she loved to go was concerts and picture shows. She went to more than sixty concerts and loved to see all the new movies and be able to tell you about them. She also loved old movies and one of her very favorites was the Sound of Music. She loved children with all her soul and they all loved her. Duncan gave and loved with all her heart. She will be remembered for her selfless service to her family, God and her country along with her kindness, gracious demeanor and patient heart.
Duncan is survived by her husband, Bradly MacNealy; children, Beau (Leah) MacNealy, of Inverness and Brittany (Robert) Gonzales, of Maui. Her legacy as “Dunc Dunc” lives on with her grandchildren, R.J. Gonzales, Stella MacNealy, Sully MacNealy and her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Duncan is preceded in death by her father, John W.McPherson of Indianola. She leaves behind a very devoted and loving mother, Georgia Ann McPherson of Indianola; sisters, Janet Webb of Indianola and Kathy (Nelson) Gibson of Jackson; brother John W. “Bill”(Draughon) McPherson, Jr of Indianola; brother-in-law, Richard (Ginger) MacNealy of Huntsville, AL; Kelly (Libby) MacNealy of Madison. Nieces and Nephews Tatum (Mike) Ramsay, of Ft. Collins, CO, Sarah(Dave) Kimbriel, of Greenwood, Blair McGee of Brandon, MS, Will (Meagan) McPherson, of Madison, Taylor (Johnny) Banahan, of Pascagoula, Jones (Laura) McPherson of Jackson, Rachel (Taylor) Wesson, of Huntsville, AL, Nathan (Lydia) MacNealy of Madison and Georgia Gibson of Jackson and hundreds of loved and cherished relatives and friends that have been such a great support to her throughout this extended illness. Duncan’s family would like to express sincere thanks to her caregivers who were just like family: Melvie Bennett, Natasja Muller, Frenchie Deroode, Patricia Jones and Lisa Saulter. Also appreciated are Duncan’s entire medical team at St. Dominic’s Hospital, Dr. Scott McPherson, Dr. Ruth Fredricks, Dr. Eric Balfour, Dr. Ben Kerr, and Dr. Wade Dowell. Thank you, Lord, for blessing our lives with our sweet Duncan. “We will love you forever, love you for always, forever and ever.”
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Inverness, P.O. Box 2, Inverness, MS 38753 or Delta Grace Ministries, Box 218, Sunflower, MS 38778.