Doreen (Gist) O'Neal

Born: Mon., Jan. 17, 1927
Died: Sat., Sep. 27, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 29, 2014
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 30, 2014
Location: Siloam Cemetery

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Millicent Doreen Gist O’Neal

Millicent Doreen Gist O’Neal of Siloam, Georgia, crossed over to meet her husband and loved ones on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at The Magnolia House Senior Living in Conyers after several years of a very difficult disease. She was 87.  Born in Leicester England on January 17, 1927 she was the daughter of the late John Walter Gist and Nora Claydon Gist.  She graduated from Leicester England High School and later married Quinn Alexander O’Neal in September of 1946 after they met during World War II while he was in the 82nd Airborne.  For a while she worked at Thomas Textile, but most of her life she was a homemaker who enjoyed doing for her family and friends.  She was an excellent cook, a great seamstress who could make anything, loved growing flowers and reading. Mrs. Doreen, as others called her, loved her grandchildren and family and will greatly be missed by all.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinn A. O’Neal on May 1, 1991, and siblings, Douglas Gist, Roland Gist, Leslie Gist, Howard Gist, Brenda Gist and Marina Gist.  She is survived by two sons, Terrence John “Terry” O’Neal (Barbara) of Siloam, GA and Michael Alexander “Mike” O’Neal (Gena) of Lexington, GA; two daughters, Tressa Anne O’Neal Godwin of Conyers, GA and Patricia Lillian O’Neal of Maxeys, GA; a sister, Lillian Gist of Leicester, England; 9 grandchildren,  Mark H. O’Neal, Angie O’Neal, T.J. O’Neal, Bonnie E. Ellington, Melanie Peek, Cody Neal Buckland, Kery Buckland, Chey Buckland and Seth Shook; 6 great grandchildren, Cody, Carly, Domonique (Dee Dee), Connor, Alex and Jensen; other relatives and many friends.   

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, GA with Rev. James Bowen officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway Funeral Home.    Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
I pray that God will be with each of you during this time.

Joni Dolvin Roberts
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you all.


Betty O'Neal Jordan
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
With deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Laura and Scott Burden
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
Our prayers are with you Terry and Barbara. Sorry for your loss.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry & Elaine

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort all of you as only He can.

Praying for all of you.

Margaret Patrick

Laura Stapleton Stewart
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sun September 28, 2014
We were so sorry for your loss, the family has our deepest sympathy.

   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
Tressa, Lilly, Terry and Mike,
I was so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Please know that I am praying for the you all. May Our Heavenly Father comfort you through this sad time.
In deepest sympathy,
Carlene Noggle and family

Virginia Moody
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
Sorry to here about your mom,Lilly, our prayers are with you.

Ann Wilson
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for each of you to receive comfort from our Heavenly Father. God bless you.


Kent and Melinda Walker
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Dale Temple
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
Tressa, Lilli, Terry & Mike, its with a sad heart I learn of "Mrs. Doreen" passing. She was such a gentle lady, I loved coming to your house and going to the kitchen. She was a great cook, the smell of biscuits cooking always filled the house. Mr. Quinn, Doreen, and your family are a part of my childhood memories, I will always cherish. May God be with each of you.

Barbara Overton
   Posted Tue September 30, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with y'all.

Martha Taylor Wilson
   Posted Tue September 30, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Doreen's passing. She is a lovely part of my teenage years, and I remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God continue to keep you wrapped in his loving arms, and provide you with the comfort that only He can.