September 9, 1960 ~ June 8, 2002
Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
A lifelong resident of Buncombe County he was the son of Richard B. “Barney” and Imogene Haynes Meadows. Neil was a graduate of Erwin High School, A-B Tech, the Alpha Beauty School and the Barbizon Modeling School and Agency. He was a graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta and had been a funeral director with Groce Funeral Home since 1988. He was a charter member of the Grace Fellowship Metropolitan Community Church and served as church pianist.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his long-time friend and companion, Jeffrey Brian Meadows; his daughter, Fatima LeDey Meadows, of Asheville; his brother, Ephraim Lane Meadows, of Flag Pond, Tenn.; family friend, Rita Harris, of Asheville; nieces and nephews, Tabitha White, Mathew Meadows, Candace Meadows and Nicholas Meadows and his great nephew, Dalton White.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm Monday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Revs. Sandi Rice and Carlene Wood. His family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Neil Meadows Memorial Fund, c/o Grace Fellowship Metropolitan Community Church, P.O. Box 812, Hendersonville, NC 28792.