November 15, 1949 ~ March 9, 2020

Born in: Odessa, Texas
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Jay Mark Neely of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 9, 2020. Mark was born in Odessa, TX on November 15, 1949, and grew up in Houston. He attended University of Texas at Austin, and became a lifelong UT Longhorn fan. In his varied careers he worked for the US Foreign Service, the Texas Attorney General’s office, and several firms in the hospitality and software industry. He enjoyed traveling the world, playing the piano and the violin, going to the theatre (he was a co-founder of The Richard Bradbury Honorary Theatre Society), excelled at word games (Botticelli), and most especially spending time with his many friends. He was loved and will be missed by so many. Mark was smart, personable, kind, unassuming and generous.

He is preceded in death by mother, Virginia Neely, and survived by father, Robert Neely, sister Robin (Robert) Ellisor, aunt Jacquelyn Massey, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A remembrance will be held at a later date in Austin, TX. To honor his memory, please consider a donation to either the MDS Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, or Be The Match.

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  1. Such fond memories of Mark when he came to visit his dad, Robert (Bob) Neely, at
    Copperfield Estates. Mark was always upbeat and such a joy to visit with him. I really miss his visits. Charles and Charlie do, too. So thankful for Mark’s sister, Robin, for keeping us in touch with such a special family. My prayers are with you, Bob, Jacquelyn, Robin, Robert and family. Love, Vonnie Rutherford

  2. CandleImageMark was a wonderful man & friend. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to his family, especially his sister Robin & his father.

  3. I worked with Mark for a few years in the early/mid 2000s. He was always so warm, fun, and funny. I treasure my memories of good times with him, and will certainly never forget him. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  4. CandleImageI am so saddened by the death of a very dear friend. Mark was a compassionate and caring person with whom I always enjoyed spending time. Even when he was not feeling well in the last year of his life he always expressed interest in hearing how I was doing and made me feel I was important in his eyes. I will miss him. I wish to express my sincere condolences to his father and sister of whom he spoke very lovingly.

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