January 22, 1956 - February 28, 2020
Reverend Dr. Lance R. O’Neal Sr, age 64, was born on January 22, 1956 to Lonnie G. O'Neal and Betty R. Jackson. As an infant, he was adopted and raised to adulthood by his paternal grandparents Lonnie and Susie O'Neal. He was a native of Centralia, IL and a long-time St. Louis resident. He was a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 1993, he met and married Janet Brinson. During their twelve-year marriage, they were blessed with four children. For the majority of his work career, Lance worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker, but because he was a lifelong learner, his educational pursuits earned him: a PhD in Philosophy, Masters in Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) designation. Lance was a man of strong faith and cherished life. He was very active in the church ministry and, oftentimes, drove the church bus for Sunday worship. He was the leader of several men’s group, adored his children, french fries and his miniature schnauzer named Ochoa. On February 28, 2020, Lance transitioned from this life to be with his heavenly father. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Gerald, his adoptive parents Lonnie and Susie O’Neal, brothers Ronald O’Neal, Sr., Sears Barnett, Paul Jackson, and sister, Jacqueline Rivers. He leaves to cherish his memory, a blended family heritage: Three Sons: Robert O’Neal, James O’Neal, and Lance O’Neal Jr. Daughter: Anaye O’Neal Mother: Betty R. Jackson Brother: Charles O'Neal Five Sisters; Alva Johnson, Lana O'Neal, Lisa Allen, Lonnae O'Neal and Serena Barnett Special adopted son: Derek Hornaday Special adopted brother: Travis Allen Best Friend: James Evans and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Reverend Dr. Lance R. O’Neal Sr, age 64, was born on January 22, 1956 to Lonnie G. O'Neal and Betty R. Jackson. As an infant, he was adopted and raised to adulthood by his paternal grandparents Lonnie and Susie O'Neal. He was a native... View Obituary & Service Information
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