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James “Jimmy” Neaves

James “Jimmy” Neaves age 72 of Newark Delaware passed away at home on November 19, 2020.  He was the eighth of nine children born to the late Roy Lee and Carrie L. Johnson Neaves.  He was born in Wilmington Delaware and grew up in Newark where he lived for most of his life.  He was preceded in death by seven siblings: Bobby Eldreth, Polly Alexander, Ginny Halvorsen, Sue Smith, Lee Roy, J.C., and Frankie Neaves.  He is survived by one sister, Janie Records of Newark and four children, Michael (Cassie), Joshua (Amber), Jimmy and Robin McIntire.  He had four grandchildren, Michael, Halen, Noah, and Zane(deceased). Jimmy was a master carpenter, a gifted gardener and a talented guitar player.  He was a member of the Newark United Methodist Church and spent many hours studying the scriptures. A special thank you to Mark Deshon for your kindness and time you shared with him. Jimmy was especially grateful to his best friends Ray and Marilyn Warren.

Due to health and travel concerns there will be no public gathering and in lieu of flowers please make donations to your local food bank.


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7 Condolences for James “Jimmy” Neaves

  • We were so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. With loving memories, Vinny and Joanne.

  • We miss you Pop!

  • I was a young kid when I met Jimmy Neaves. I had befriended one of my top musical influences and mentors, Michael Neaves. It is impossible for me to express the influence the whole family had on me. They always accepted me, and took me in as one of their own when I really needed it. I will never forget that, and never forget the times that I spent with Mike and his family. To Mike and Josh, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Pop. I know deeply how much he meant to you, as we have similar childhoods. Know that he will always be with you in your hearts. Love always your friend Chris ❤️

  • We are so very sorry. Know we are praying for all of you.
    We love you kids.

  • You will be missed pop! May you Rest In Peace and until we meet again! We love you
    Jessie Vinnie Bailey Rose and Charlotte Mae

  • Jim remember playing guitar with you many days had great time learning with you still play now what we played then you will be missed for sure great friend to me an more my condolences to family an friends
    BillE from Texas

  • It was a privilege knowing my Great Uncle Jimmy and seeing him at family get togethers over the years. I enjoyed listening to him share about his days of playing the guitar, living in various parts of the country, and his relationship with Christ. He had a good sense of humor and was easy to talk to. My sincere condolences to all who knew him.