Sadness in our Parish

Dixie Lockett Neel, the mother of our organist Joyce Neel Crofts, passed away on Sunday May 28.  She was 101 years into this life before her passing.

Her calling was homemaking and child raising, and she did that with complete commitment.  As Joyce’s brother said, “She made Martha Stewart look like a slob.”  Joyce’s parents were married 77 years, still holding hands at the end.

Visitation will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 1 with her Service of Burial being performed at 11:30 by Fr. Ron Summers in Versailles at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, 161 Broadway.

Interment immediately afterward in Versailles Cemetery on S. Main St.

Please keep Joyce and her family in your prayers.


Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord;

And let light perpetual shine upon her.

May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.