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.