Flo Etta O'Neal Gillard, 77, of Alabama, gained her wings August 20, 2021 at Genesis Hospital. She was born April 20, 1944 in Fowl River, Alabama, daughter of the late Myers, Sr. and Ethel Harris. In addition to her parents, Flo is also preceded in death by the father of her children, William Floyd O'Neal, Sr.; two brothers, Myers Harris, Jr. and Rodney "Berry" Harris; two grandchildren, Ashlin O'Neal and Taylor O'Neal; great-great grandson, Ashton O'Neal; daughter-in-law, Karen O'Neal; and her very best friend, Sandra Jones, whom she loved dearly.
Flo leaves to cherish her memory, her five children, Karla O'Neal, William "Floyd" O'Neal, Kurt (Valerie) O'Neal, all of Zanesville, Shawn (Denise) O'Neal, of Florida, and Keith O'Neal of Mobile, AL; siblings, Octavia "Sally" Wright, Agnes Hunter, of Mobile, Zachary (Marie) Harris, of Newark, Rachelle Harris, of Mobile, Cheryl (Sam) Watson, of Columbus, and Regnald Harris, of Atlanta; her grandchildren, Antionette Daniel, of Akron, Tyne O'Neal, of New Jersey, Acacia Damion, Thane O'Neal, Jasmine (Dan) Barnes, Erika O'Neal, all of Zanesville, Ashley Allen, of Florida, Alexis O'Neal, Keith O'Neal, Jr., and Desirae O'Neal; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson, Kashlin Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Flo was a hard working matriarch. She dedicated employment to Brockway Glass and Essex Wire. Flo went on to dedicate 27 years of service to Burnham Foundry before retiring. She was a home maker, she loved to cook and have family gatherings, especially around the holidays. Flo had a very big heart, and she never shied away from telling you what was on her mind. She was a very involved grandmother, she loved her grandchildren as her own. She will be deeply missed by many.
You may call on the family Friday, August 27, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services, in Zanesville. Reverend Clifton Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.
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