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  1. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tanya. If there is anything you ever need, please feel free to reach out.

  2. Douglas Adams said, “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity”. Tanya embodied those qualities, and she will be sorely missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our heart poor out to you and Family at this time of your lost. May the lord comfort you and heel you during this time.

  4. My love and prayers to the Neeland family. Tanya was a wonderful 4-H volunteer and friend. She will be misses by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

  5. Please know that you are prayed for during this difficult time. May God carry all of you until you’re able to continue on.

  6. My heart breaks for your family during this difficult time. Tanya was one of the hardest working people I ever met and she was a joy to have as a friend and 4-H volunteer. Thinking of you all and sending prayers for comfort and peace. Much love, Ellen.

  7. Bill, all of us at the Swan Quarter Ferry Operation send you and your family our deepest sympathies and prayers. Tanya was an asset to us and will truly be missed.

  8. We want to extend our most sincere condolences to Bill and the entire family. God Bless you and give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. 🙏❤️

  9. Bill,

    We are so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your Wife. We hope you find the strength and peace during this time. Prayers for your Family.

    -Brian

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Tanya was a sweet and thoughtful coworker that kept us all straight. May she Rest In Peace.

  11. Bill we here at Cedar Island Ferry Operation are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Tanya. We know that she is no longer in pain and would not want us to be sad. We also know that she is with her heavenly father. Thank you Bill for sharing her with us at our visit this past summer. Karen and I had such a great time with Tanya. Even in her state, she was funny and listened intently to Karen and I and also provided us with advice and counsel. We will never forget her kindness, and laugh!!! May God give you and your family peace in knowing that Tanya was such great person and is now pain free!!
    With our deepest sympathy and Love!!!
    Mike Lentz, LTC U.S. Army ( Retired) & Karen Lentz

  13. Our hearts go out to the family as you begin to heal from your loss. She will forever be in your hearts and memories. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow. Love, Robbie and Jan

  14. Bill and family, we are saddened to learn of Tanya’s passing. May our Heavenly Father’s Love, Grace and Comfort cover you.

  15. It was an honor to work with Tanya. The most patient, kind, and nicest women to be around. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.

    Megan Graham
    Ocracoke Ferry Operation

  16. Dearest family,
    Tanya has been a part of our family for many years. I will always remember times spent together in Hollis. N.H.
    We will see you again in heaven dear Tanya.
    Rest in peace sweet lady.

  17. It’s in my deepest sadness that you have lost your wonderful wife but earths lost isheavens gain. God needed another angel. No more pain or sorry she can now rest in Gods arms I’m sending my prayers up for you and your family for strength and peace Know that if you need anything I am here and will support you in this time of grief love u my brother

  18. Bill, my heart is breaking for you right now, and my deepest sympathies are with you and your family!! This is difficult to deal with no matter how strong you are. Please don’t suffer alone, you have lots of people and resources available to you don’t hesitate to talk to us, we genuinely care! May God comfort and bless you during this time.

  19. Just hear about Tanya passing, Bill and girls and family I am so sorry for your loss…So glad I got to know you all working at Pot’s On!!!! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers…Gigi

  20. As a co-worker of Tanya I know she was a dedicated ferry employee and very particular to detail. She helped everyone she worked with. She fought a long, hard fight and now she receives her reward.
    Prayers to Bill and the family during this most difficult time.

  21. Dear Bill and Family,

    Our hearts are broken for you all. Tanya was such a BLESSING to so many. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer. She is with JESUS now.

  22. I’m so sorry to learn of Tanya’s passing and pray for peace for your family Bill. Our family has so many great memories during the “restaurant years “and Tanya was the sweetest always!!!Our sincere condolences during this difficult time . Bet and Laird Sager

  23. Bill and family
    I was so sorry to hear about Tanya. Even though this was to be.
    I first met Tanya so many years ago and from the beginning she was so warm and welcoming and so full of energy. I come to understand how vibrant and knowledgeable she was in so many areas! She was always ready to help and always had that smile and warmth. She was an extremely giving person, a fighter like no other and to go through these past 6yrs to do for others, speaks volumes again to her character.
    Tanya has surely left her mark on not only family but so many of us that had the privilege to work with her and just get to know her.
    She is now free and smiling to be with her God! May that bring peace to you all even through the hurt and missing of her presence… may memories of her life, things she said and did, bring a smile and laughter, for that was what I remember of her, bringing that with her always in person or just on a phone call.
    My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all – but especially with Tanya

  24. Bill, Danielle and Katy,

    I shared with you in the grief you are feeling at the loss of Tanya. She was such a beautiful person who cared so much about others. She was an example of Jesus’s love.

    I will always remember our times together at the Homeschooling events and the visits at the “Pots On”.

    I rejoice in the freedom that she has found.

    Love to you all,
    Sibbie

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Tanya G. Neeland

December 26, 2022

Tanya Gallop Neeland went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a grueling six-year battle with ALS.  She suffered through every trial and experiment available knowing the lessons learned would most probably only help the next victims of ALS.

She graduated from Longwood College in 1983, accepting a commission in the US Army 2nd LT Transportation Corps.  She served with honor, determination and integrity until after the end of Desert Storm. She then turned her formidable mind, drive and determination to the family restaurant and raising her two daughters Danielle and Kait.  Those of you who worked with Tanya knew just how formidable her drive and determination could be.  

Tanya was active in her community, she led and volunteered with several 4-H clubs and was a focused worker and student on mission trips.  

Tanya is survived by her husband, Bill Neeland; daughters, Danielle and Kait; son-in-law, Wole; grandchildren, Ceceily and Gideon; parents, Walter and Penni; siblings, Sherry, Walter, and Trina; and sister-in-law, Heidi. Tanya was a quiet, unassuming, loving and daring person, she will be missed greatly.  

A funeral will be held at 1pm, December 31, 2022 at Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger, NC. Friends and family may view one hour before. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tanya’s name may be made to the North Carolina ALS foundation.

Please share condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Pat & Lisa Maguire

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tanya. If there is anything you ever need, please feel free to reach out.

Mary Willis

Douglas Adams said, "To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity". Tanya embodied those qualities, and she will be sorely missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Peter/Cicely james

Our heart poor out to you and Family at this time of your lost. May the lord comfort you and heel you during this time.

Sandra Conner

My love and prayers to the Neeland family. Tanya was a wonderful 4-H volunteer and friend. She will be misses by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Sherry & Eddie Morgan

So sorry to hear of Tanya’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alline Aydlett

Please know that you are prayed for during this difficult time. May God carry all of you until you're able to continue on.

Ellen Owens

My heart breaks for your family during this difficult time. Tanya was one of the hardest working people I ever met and she was a joy to have as a friend and 4-H volunteer. Thinking of you all and sending prayers for comfort and peace. Much love, Ellen.

Cameron S Lowe

Love and prayers to you all.

Swan Quarter Ferry Ops

Bill, all of us at the Swan Quarter Ferry Operation send you and your family our deepest sympathies and prayers. Tanya was an asset to us and will truly be missed.

Bill and Regina Huggins

We want to extend our most sincere condolences to Bill and the entire family. God Bless you and give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. 🙏❤️

Brian Chatham

Bill, We are so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your Wife. We hope you find the strength and peace during this time. Prayers for your Family. -Brian

Lisa Jones

My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Tanya was a sweet and thoughtful coworker that kept us all straight. May she Rest In Peace.

Priscilla T Styron

Bill we here at Cedar Island Ferry Operation are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Philip McLawhorn

I wanted to extend my most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to everyone in your family.

Mike & Karen Lentz

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Tanya. We know that she is no longer in pain and would not want us to be sad. We also know that she is with her heavenly father. Thank you Bill for sharing her with us at our visit this past summer. Karen and I had such a great time with Tanya. Even in her state, she was funny and listened intently to Karen and I and also provided us with advice and counsel. We will never forget her kindness, and laugh!!! May God give you and your family peace in knowing that Tanya was such great person and is now pain free!! With our deepest sympathy and Love!!! Mike Lentz, LTC U.S. Army ( Retired) & Karen Lentz

Jan Straub and Robbie Reidsma

Our hearts go out to the family as you begin to heal from your loss. She will forever be in your hearts and memories. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow. Love, Robbie and Jan

Owen & Rene Etheridge

Bill and family, we are saddened to learn of Tanya's passing. May our Heavenly Father's Love, Grace and Comfort cover you.

Megan Graham

It was an honor to work with Tanya. The most patient, kind, and nicest women to be around. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family. Megan Graham Ocracoke Ferry Operation

Judy Ingram and family

Dearest family, Tanya has been a part of our family for many years. I will always remember times spent together in Hollis. N.H. We will see you again in heaven dear Tanya. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Paul Taylor

It's in my deepest sadness that you have lost your wonderful wife but earths lost isheavens gain. God needed another angel. No more pain or sorry she can now rest in Gods arms I'm sending my prayers up for you and your family for strength and peace Know that if you need anything I am here and will support you in this time of grief love u my brother

Samantha Davis

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this time.

Todd & Melissa Henry

Bill, my heart is breaking for you right now, and my deepest sympathies are with you and your family!! This is difficult to deal with no matter how strong you are. Please don’t suffer alone, you have lots of people and resources available to you don’t hesitate to talk to us, we genuinely care! May God comfort and bless you during this time.

Gigi Umozurike

Just hear about Tanya passing, Bill and girls and family I am so sorry for your loss...So glad I got to know you all working at Pot's On!!!! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...Gigi

Sherry Hollowell

As a co-worker of Tanya I know she was a dedicated ferry employee and very particular to detail. She helped everyone she worked with. She fought a long, hard fight and now she receives her reward. Prayers to Bill and the family during this most difficult time.

Charlie and Jackie Fearing

Dear Bill and Family, Our hearts are broken for you all. Tanya was such a BLESSING to so many. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer. She is with JESUS now.

Bet Sager

I’m so sorry to learn of Tanya’s passing and pray for peace for your family Bill. Our family has so many great memories during the “restaurant years “and Tanya was the sweetest always!!!Our sincere condolences during this difficult time . Bet and Laird Sager

Menzette Chadwick

Bill and family I was so sorry to hear about Tanya. Even though this was to be. I first met Tanya so many years ago and from the beginning she was so warm and welcoming and so full of energy. I come to understand how vibrant and knowledgeable she was in so many areas! She was always ready to help and always had that smile and warmth. She was an extremely giving person, a fighter like no other and to go through these past 6yrs to do for others, speaks volumes again to her character. Tanya has surely left her mark on not only family but so many of us that had the privilege to work with her and just get to know her. She is now free and smiling to be with her God! May that bring peace to you all even through the hurt and missing of her presence... may memories of her life, things she said and did, bring a smile and laughter, for that was what I remember of her, bringing that with her always in person or just on a phone call. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all - but especially with Tanya

Sibbie Griggs

Bill, Danielle and Katy, I shared with you in the grief you are feeling at the loss of Tanya. She was such a beautiful person who cared so much about others. She was an example of Jesus’s love. I will always remember our times together at the Homeschooling events and the visits at the “Pots On”. I rejoice in the freedom that she has found. Love to you all, Sibbie