Obituary of Patricia Gayle O'Neale
Patricia Gayle O’Neale, 67, of West Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on October 3, 2021. She was the wife of John O’Neale, and they shared 20 years of marriage together.
Born in Lexington, SC on April 30, 1954, she was the daughter of both the late Velma Lois Smith and Carlton Beauford “Pat” Smith. She was sister to Tommy Smith, James Howard Smith, and Carlton Smith Jr.
She enjoyed couponing, cooking, baking delicious treats, thrift shopping, bingo, and casino visits. She will be remembered for her kind heart, “directness”, boisterous and motherly nurturing spirit. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and she touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life.
She is survived by her husband John O’Neale; her three children: Darrell Harris (Victoria), Harry Christopher Duwayne Flake, Teresa Harris (Jeff); her three granddaughters: Destiny Harris (Timothy Rowe), Samantha Ingold, Lauren Herring; her grandson, Aarin McNeely (Lisa); seven great-grandchildren: Landon, Taylynn, Lily, Easton, Olyver, Memphis, Joshua; and her dog, Mickey.
She is predeceased by Wayne “Snake”; Benny; Aunt Eloise; her niece, Tiffany; her grand-nephew, Phillip; her uncle, Homer; and her brother, Tommy.
*She will be waiting just beyond the moon for us with a Sunday paper and her coupons, she will forever greatly be loved and missed.*
The viewing will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29073, for anyone that wants to say their goodbyes. The funeral service will begin at 2:00pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia O'Neale, please visit Tribute Store