Madelyn (Luttrell) Neal

December 17, 1931 ~ April 8, 2019

Born in: Jonesborough, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Madelyn Neal, 87, of Johnson City, was called to her eternal home with God on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born on December 17, 1931 to the late Willis Frank and Lucy Beals Luttrell.

She was the wife of 71 years to Argil Kenneth Neal, and together they were dedicated members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a woman of steadfast faith and lived her life for Christ.

Along with being involved with her church and singing in the choir, she enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, and cooking. She was a very talented flower gardener and was always proud of her beautiful rose bushes. Above all else, though, she most loved and selflessly dedicated her time and life to her family. She will forever be remembered by her husband and five children for the sacrifices and hard work she continuously did to take care of them. She was very involved with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family loved her immensely, and will sorely miss her loving, gentle presence.

Along with her husband, she is survived by: her children; Kenneth (Dean) Neal; Kathy (Steve) Shoun; Linda (Richard) Squibb; Alan Neal; Sandy (Delbert) Smith; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Luttrell; and sister, Gene Chapman. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Scott Michael Squibb; 5 brothers: Ancil, Willis, LeRoy, Ralph, and Paul Luttrell; and 2 sisters, Martha Leonard and Opal McGee.

Although there will be no formal visitation, a service will be held at Morris Baker Funeral Home on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM, conducted by Pastor Bob Grimes and Reverend Joshua Light. A private family burial will take place at a later time. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Neal, Alan Neal, Nick Smith, JC Hunt, Wesley Squibb, Greg Neal, and honorary pallbearers Delbert Smith, Richard Squibb, Steve Shoun, and Chad Fleenor.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Mission Fund, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.


Funeral Service: April 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Madelyn (Luttrell) Neal's name.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2343 Knob Creek Rd
Johnson City, TN
(423) 328-3428

Memories Timeline


  1. Donna Hall Cox and Robert Cox says:

    Prayers and love for all the family.

  2. Bob, Mae & Paige says:

    We loved this woman dearly. She was such a beautiful soul. We will miss her!

  3. Kellie says:

    The kind of love Mamaw felt for me was a love without condition. She may not have approved of everything I did, may not have liked some of the decision I made, but she didn’t lecture, she didn’t judge. She just kept loving me. Always letting me know that she was there and if I ever needed her, I could count on her to be there to listen, to comfort, to help me. Mamaw lived a simple life. It didn’t take much to make her happy. She always told me that our family was the most important people in the world to her. She lived to make our lives better and she was so very proud of all of us.

  4. Ima Jean South Lowe says:

    Remember times together at your house church and neighborhood🙏🏽❣️✝️

  5. Geraldine Booth Greenwell says:

    My friendship with Madelyn began in elementary school and we spent many fun times together until she and her family moved from the Jonesborough area to Johnson City. After their move, we got together occasionally, but finally lost touch. I remember her as a hard-working, fun-loving, God-loving person. My sympathy to her family on her passing.

  6. Jeanie, Colleen, Allison and Delaney says:

    Our hearts are grieving with yours for the loss of this sweet angel..

  7. Tedd Garland says:

    Argil I am, so sorry for your loss. I know God had a reason to call her home. I know she is at peace now. She was a great lady and our friendship goes back a long way. Our prayer are with you and you family we are here for you. Tedd and Ruby

  8. Chester Durham says:

    To Madelyn’s family, we are sorry for your loss. It was a blessing to know Madelyn. Chester & Norma Jean

  9. Hayden & Vickie Neal Guevara says:

    We will miss you Aunt Madelyn. Your kindness to my mother before she passed will never be forgotten. Love and Hugs to the family! We will be praying for all of you!

  10. Debbie Collins says:

    I’m just tonight learning of Madelyn’s passing. My heart hurts for all of you. Please know my deepest sympathy comes with this note. I will never forget Madelyn and the impact that she and her whole family has had on my life-as a teen and far beyond. There are few families that can actually touch someone with love the way yours touched me. I regret I did not see much of her in these later years. Prayers and hugs, Debbie

  11. Cheryl Lilly Humphrey says:

    Alan I just learned of your Moms passing. I am so sorry for your loss! Will keep you and your family in my prayers. 🙏 Cheryl

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