William Atlas O’Neal exchanged time for eternity on September 8, 2014. He was born on November 7, 1952 to the late Zonnie Lee and his living mother, Martha O’Neal.
William was predeceased in death by his father, Zonnie Lee and a grandson, Bobby Fleming.
William is survived by wife, Barbara J. O’Neal; sons, Alex W. O’Neal and Phillip Joyner; daughter, Charlotte Fleming.
William was employed with the Raleigh Housing Authority.
William was a devoted husband and father who loved his family. He was truly a "man of integrity." He had the type of personality that would make you smile because he always carried a smile on his face. The instant you met him, you knew his spirit was one of decency and respect.
William leaves to cherish his memory, mourn his passing and celebrate his homegoing; his devoted wife, Barbara J. O’Neal of the home; his sons, Alex W. O’Neal and Phillip Joyner; daughter, Charlotte Fleming; mother, Martha O’Neal; brothers, Wayne O’Neal. Authur (Janice) O’Neal of Wilson, NC and Howard O'Neal of Wilson, NC; sisters in laws, Faye J. Allen, Ellen J. Haynes, Janice Perry, Mamie Bryant and Mary Ann; brothers-in-law, James Joyner, Willie Walker and James Harris, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 9/15 at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church in Raleigh. Burial: Hamilton Burial Garden in Wilson. Wake: 1 hour prior to service.