Loretta Lee Midgett O’Neal

Published 10:18 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Loretta Lee Midgett O’Neal, 88, of Buxton, died April 3, 2020.

A native of Buxton, she was born August 30, 1931 to the late Linda Casey and Edmond D. Midgett.

Loretta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Lighthouse Assembly of God.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband George O. O’Neal Jr.; daughter Cherri O. Quidley; and grandsons Daniel Beckham Jr. and Richard W. Gray.

Loretta is survived by children George O. O’Neal (Ann) of Buxton, Cathy D. Johnson (Pete) of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Linda P. Gifford (Bob) of Hamilton, NJ, Cora L. O’Neal of Buxton and Jimmy R. O’Neal of Buxton; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother Edmond Gordon Midgett of Gibbstown, NJ; one niece and two nephews.

A private graveside service will take place at the Midgett family cemetery in Buxton. A memorial service “celebration of her life” will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Assembly of God, PO Box 459, Buxton, NC 27920.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.