W. Brian Neeley

Born: Fri., Jan. 20, 1967
Died: Tue., May 16, 2017


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Brookland United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Brookland United Methodist Church

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Brian entered into his heavenly home on Monday, May 15, 2017.  He was born on Jan. 20, 1967 and was the son of Tessie Rogers Neeley and the late Jack Neeley.  He attended Cardinal Newman, Dreher High School and USC.  He was an avid Gamecock football and baseball fan.


Brian loved life and always had a smile for everyone and thought everyone was his friend.


He is survived in addition to his mother, his sister, Sonya Neeley; nephew, Shane Wiles; aunts and uncles, Colonel and Ellen Sue Rogers, Mildred and Austin Manger, Walter Rogers, Doreen Storm, Joe and Barbara Cooper, Robert and Barbara Brown, Mozelle Cooper and numerous cousins.


He was predeceased by his nephew, Brandon Wiles; aunts and uncles, Lois Brown, Viola Cooper, Michael Storm, Lois and Buddy Pound, Vermelle and Dave Murray and Inez and Alfred Neeley visitation will be Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00PM and a memorial service at 3:00PM at Brookland Methodist Church at 541 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookland Methodist Church or to one’s charity of choice.



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Steven Strambi
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Mrs. Neeley,

I am so sorry for your lost. Brain and I went to South Carolina and I remember going to the Fairgrounds for football games with you and Mr. Neeley. Brain was always a good friend. I will miss him very much. Please accept my condolences and i am so sorry I can't make it down for the services. My thoughts will be with you, Sonya and Brian.

So Sorry

Steven Strambi

Leslie Moore
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Mrs. Neely,
Please accept my sincerest condolences and prayers. Brian was a wonderful guy and always... always had a smile for everyone. I went to USC when he was there too. I pray for healing for you and your family during this time. I'm very sorry to learn of his passing and know this is a heartbreaking loss. May God hold him gently in the palm of His hands.

Much Love,
Leslie Moore

Fleetwood & Shearer Rogers
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Tessie & Sonya,

There are no words for this extreme pain.

Love, Shearer, Margarette and Fleetwood

Chip Tate
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
I heard some music today, The Smiths, and as I always do when I hear The Smiths, I think about Brian Neeley. My good friend in college, I met Brian in 1986 at USC. He became an instant friend. So talented, so much personality, Brian was always larger then life and the life of the party. A kind soul and mile wide smile. I will miss my old friend. I had heard of his passing recently and I am sad he is gone....but he won't be forgotten.

Chris Tate

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