Anne Duncan MacNealy, 64, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, after battling a brain tumor for the past two years. Our world seems less bright as heaven has gained our angel.
Duncan was born Dec. 19, 1957, in Greenville, one of four children of John W. McPherson and Georgia Ann McPherson. She grew up in Indianola 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 including 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 was preceded in death by her father, John W.McPherson of Indianola.
She is survived by her husband, Bradly MacNealy; and her 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 and Sully MacNealy; and her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She also 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; brothers-in-law, Richard (Ginger) MacNealy of Huntsville, Ala. and Kelly (Libby) MacNealy of Madison; nieces and nephews, Tatum (Mike) Ramsay of Ft. Collins, Colo., Sarah (Dave) Kimbriel of Greenwood, Blair McGee of Brandon, Will (Meagan) McPherson of Madison, Taylor (Johnny) Banahan of Pascagoula, Jones (Laura) McPherson of Jackson, Rachel (Taylor) Wesson of Huntsville, Ala., 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."
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at United Methodist Church of Inverness. Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday with food provided in the fellowship hall during the visitation. Graveside services will be held with the family only.
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.