September 9, 1960 ~ June 8, 2002

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Bynum Neil Meadows, 41, of 284 Hazel Mill Road, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at his residence.

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.

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  1. Dear Uncle Barney, Imogene and Lane, Our deepest sympathies for your loss.Bless all of you. Love Bob and Phyllis

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  2. I am very sorry to hear about Neil’s death. I worked with him, and regarded him as a friend, he was a very talented person, and could do almost anything he set his mind to. The families he waited on, seemed to like him very much and would comment on how friendly and nice he was. Please remember, that God will never leave you nor forsake you in your time of need, no matter how dark the road may be. You are not alone, for God is always with Thee.

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  3. Dear Barney, Imogene and Lane,
    My deepest sympathies and many prayers are with you and your family. Love, Carol Ann(Jaybird & Pat’s daughter)

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  4. I saw Neil and Jeff when they came to church at MCCA TO visit. Neil was a fine young man who loved his partner, loved his family and loved his church family. I am honored to have known him and my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. sincerely Jenny Bailey

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  5. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family. Neil was a dedicated funeral director who extended his professionalism and was an excellent representative of the funeral profession.

    Wells Funeral Homes, Inc.
    Waynesville and Canton

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  6. Neil was an inspiration to us. His calm demeanor and pleasant smile were truly representative of a real gentleman. He will be sincerely missed by both of us.

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  7. My deepest condolences to Neil’s family. I remember him as a most kind and pleasant person. I don’t believe that I ever saw him that he wasn’t smiling. He was a talented young man who will be missed sorely by his family and friends.

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  8. Neil’s gentle spirit brought peace and joy to all who crossed his path. If we listen carefully I am sure we can hear the brush of angel wings.

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  9. Sorry to hear about the passing away of Neil we thought alot of him and loved
    to hear him play the piano
    me and my wife went to church with him over at Clayton Ave.
    The Family will be in our prayers if we can do any thing
    just give me and the wife a call at 645-8958.

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  10. Jeff and family…
    Please let us know if we can do anything to help during this time of sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Annette and Missy Plemmons

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  11. Neil and Jeff were the best neighbors anyone could expect to have, we were sorry when they moved away and really saddened now in the passing of Neil. Jeff if we can be of any assistance please call on us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love Paula and Jim

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  12. Our family wishes to say we are sorry for your loss and keep you in prayer. Anthoni and Fatima were classmates at Nazarene Christian School from preschool to 5th grade and are still close friends. Rita is a close family friend as well. We pray all those who were close to Fatima, and those who were close to her father (EVERYONE!) whom she loved so much.

    In Christ,
    The Brookshire Family

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  13. You will be so so missed. When I look at the words of wisdom you wrote to me I’ll always rememeber you and your smile.. Peace and love

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  14. It hurts to lose someone you love, and no one can truly understand the way you feel, and even the kindest of words cannot take away your sorrow. So I will offer you my heart instead and keep you in my prayers and ask God to bless and keep you and give you comfort. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

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  15. Rita, My thoughts and prayers
    are with you and your daughter
    and family. You may not remember me. I was married to
    Doyles father. You are in my
    prayers. Love Gail

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  16. Mr. and Mrs. Meadows, I just learned today about Neil’s death. My sincere sympathy goes out to you in your loss. Neil and I were classmates from first grade through high school. I remember Neil’s smile and kind nature. I don’t think he ever spoke harshly of anyone throughout all our school years. He will truly be missed. My prayers will be with you and all of Neil’s family and loved ones through this very difficult and painful time.

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  17. Barney, Imogene and family, I pray that God’s great comfort and peace will be with you ALL during this time. Neil was a wonderful and talented person and will always be remembered.

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  18. To such a sweet friend at school- Neil, you were always a friend no matter what, and for the many times we’ve sang at funerals there at Groce~Thank you for making them all the more special. A friend forever, ~Dianna~

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  19. Always a friend at Emma and at Erwin High School. Thank you for always being a friend. I just found out last week that you had be passed away, and I said this world had lost a wonderful person. Thanks for always being so kind!

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