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Jo Ann Neeley West
  • Contributions in her name may be made to
  • Grace United Methodist Church
    1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • to research funding for the American Cancer Society.

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“As a former member of Grace and Anita Way Circle, I knew Jo Ann very well. She was a beautiful and loving person. My deepest sympathy to you Bill...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Brown - Herndon, VA

“Bill. So sorry for your lose Frances ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Frances Modlin riding - Ladson, SC

Lake Lure, SC “Uncle William and Keith,We will always remember Aunt Jo Ann/Mimi by her sweet smile and the love she shared with all of us. She will remain in our...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley - Irmo, SC

“Dear William and Family, Jo Ann and I were in first grade together and we graduated from University High together. For all of the years I have known...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Kelly - Columbia, SC

Tanner and Mimi at Bessingers
5 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley

Tanner and Mimi at home
6 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley

James County Island Christmas Lights/Train Ride
7 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley

Lake Lure
8 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley

“On behalf of Nathan and myself, as well as Lake Lure Village Resort, we extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce and Nathan Bare - Lake Lure, NC

“Uncle William and Keith, We will always remember Aunt Jo Ann/Mimi by her sweet smile and the love she shared with all of us. She will remain in our...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley - Irmo, SC

“Although I have not seen Jo Ann, Bill or Keith in many years, I have fond memories of their family and ours on many conference trips while Bill and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Camp - Columbia, SC

Kara celebrating her birthday with Mimi
12 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley

Tanner, Kara and Mimi
13 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Neeley


Jo Ann Neeley West, 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, departed this life on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Born March 17, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. West was the daughter of the late George F.and Bonnie M. Neeley of Columbia.

Services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC on Thursday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m. beginning with a 10:00 am visitation. Burial will be a graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery of Columbia, SC. at 3:30 p.m.

Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, William N. West and son Keith F. West, of Charleston. She is also survived by nieces, Melinda Neeley Poore, Savanna Neeley and Kara Poore; nephews, Thomas F. and Bryan F. Neeley, Hunter Neeley, and Tanner Poore all of Columbia; cousins, Marie Tyler, Judy Aughtry, Nancy Martin, Karen Hall, Will and Newton Hornsby, Dottie Tate and Steve Kelley. Mrs. West was predeceased by her brother, Thomas F. Neeley, Sr., and sister-in-law, Margaret F. Neeley.

Mrs. West was retired from the SC Department of Mental Health where she served as Assistant Director of the Charleston office. She was active in civic affairs, serving as an officer in the PTA, at the local state, and regional level. Mrs. West was president of the Orange Grove PTA. She served as president of the Charlestowne Estates Garden Club as the organizer of Petal Pushers for that neighborhood. In her later years, Mrs.West served as Treasurer and Board member of the Lake Lure Village Resort in North Carolina.

A devout Methodist, Mrs. West was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since February, 1965. She taught Sunday school at the church and was a trustee; also, Mrs. West was a member of the Anita Way Circle at Grace UMC. She served as secretary and on different committees. A child of the Great Depression, Mrs. West displayed a loving compassion for her family and friends, along with a profound fairness towards all people. She was organized, creative and a highly intelligent person, who exhibited leadership in every facet of her life.

The West family would like to extend a special thanks to Grace UMC, and the Lutheran Hospice of South Carolina.

Contributions in her name may be made to Grace UMC, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407 or to research funding for the American Cancer Society.