Johnnie O’Neal | The Wake Weekly
SearchHelpSubscribe / renew
LoginCreate account

Johnnie O’Neal

Posted on November 18, 2020

Updated on November 19, 2020


RALEIGH — Johnnie “J.B.” Burton O’Neal, 78, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2020.

He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Nancy Bailey O’Neal and Johnnie Elmo O’Neal. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Rosson.

Johnnie grew up in the Falls of Neuse community where he enjoyed playing baseball, fishing and exploring around the river with his friends. He attended Wake Forest High School and later worked in insurance and cosmetic industries. He liked art and antiques and enjoyed traveling to the North Carolina Mountains and spending time with his family telling stories to his granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Falls Community Cemetery.

Johnnie is survived by his daughter, Sonia O’Neal Cook (Wayne Perry) of Youngsville; granddaughter, Angie West Byrd (Daryl) of Raleigh; a brother, Stephen O’Neal (Sandi); a sister, Joyce Duke of Youngsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Related content

Mary Charlie Patterson Corpening

April 11, 1932 — Jan. 7, 2021 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mary Charlie Patterson Corpening passed away peacef...

Sherrie Jean Young Grooms

Aug. 30, 1956 — Dec. 27, 2020 Sherrie Jean Young Grooms, 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2020...

Charles Fred Middleton

Charles Fred Middleton, 86, went to his heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. A graveside service...

Local news

Sheriff investigating Wake Forest shooting

From staff reports
| January 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement is searching for a man who shot someone in Wake Forest, the Wake Count...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake, state again see highest 1-day increase in COVID-19 cases

From staff reports
| January 15, 2021

RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases reached a new record high across the state Jan. 9, according to the North C...

People 65 and older can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccinations in Wake County starting Tuesday.

Coronavirus Crisis

Adults 65 and older can make vaccine appointments in Wake County next week

From staff reports
| January 15, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County residents 65 and older and healthcare workers can join a waiting list for the ...