Obituary for Sherry O'Neal

Obituary for Sherry O'Neal

Sherry Simonne O’Neal, 78, of Ocracoke, NC died on Friday, June 3, 2016 at her home.

A native of Ocracoke Island, she was the daughter of the late Herbert O’Neal, Sr. and Katie A. O’Neal. Sherry was retired from the National Park Service and a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.

Sherry is survived by one nephew, Edward C. O’Neal, Jr. of Washington, NC; three nieces, Mary Anna Paul of Washington, NC, Donna Sue Beck of Delco, NC and Gloria Formy’eubal of Riegelwood, NC; one sister-in-law, Shirley Clayter O’Neal of Delco, NC; four great-nieces, Carman O’Neal, Tina Snapp, Dawn Bordeaux and Amber Wilkins; four great-nephews, James Paul, John Paul, Scott Beck and Charles Formy’eubal; six great-great-nieces; six great-great-nephews; and four special friends, Alice Rosazza of Florida, Alton and Kenny Ballance both of Ocracoke, NC, and Harry Clarke of Swan Quarter, NC.

Along with her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert O’Neal, Jr., Edward O’Neal, Sr., Donald O’Neal, and Brandford T. (Dubbie) O’Neal.

A funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Bryant and Rev. Ivey Belch officiating. Private burial will take place at the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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