Vickie Sue McDaniel Neal

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Vickie Sue McDaniel Neal, 68, of Mocksville, died on Sunday, April 11, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born Sept. 1, 1952 to the late William Henderson McDaniel Jr. and Doris Whitaker McDaniel in Mocksville, where she lived most of her life.

She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Philip Short.

Survivors: her sister, Doris Short (Frank); her daughter, Heather Froelich (Ryan); 3 grandsons, Parker, Aidan and Evan Froelich; her niece, Whitney Hamrick (Stephen); a great-niece, Nora Jeanne Hamrick; and her partner and best friend for the past 20 years, Sherman Arnold.

She began her career as a hairdresser at age 17, owning a business in Mocksville until the time of her passing and her clients were on her mind until her journey ended. If you were her client, you know that you mattered. She held many titles she cherished, including mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and friend. Her favorite of these was “Nana.” She would do anything for those she loved. She was one-of-a-kind and anyone who ever met her knew it instantly.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 17 at noon at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville, with Chuck Taylor officiating. The family will receive visitors during the hour prior. Social distancing protocols will be followed.

She adored caring for her rescue dogs and made donations to the Humane Society of Davie County as often as she could. Memorials: a donation of pet food, pet toys, or a financial contribution to the Humane Society of Davie, 1469 N. Main Str., Mocksville, or bring to the celebration of life service and the family will have them delivered.