Corey D. Neal


Corey D. Neal, 33, of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born December 18, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio the son of David A. Gaines and Cynthia L. (Gaines) Eubanks. He attended Columbus Public schools and was a long time member of St. Paul AME Church in Columbus where he participated in numerous Youth organizations, including Christian Endeavor, YPD and The Junior Usher Board.

Corey battled on and off with the weight of illness brought on by a diagnosis of Lupus in 2010, however his jovial demeanor and persistent smile never wavered.  Corey was a kind and loving young man. His magnetic personality was evident as he never met a person he didn’t call his Dude, his Bud or his Friend.

Corey is proceeded in death by his brother, Geoffrey Allen Neal, and his niece Jailynn Nicole Gaines.  He leaves behind to cherish his memories, His Grandmother, Sophia Neal, Mother, Cynthia (Dana)Eubanks, Father, David Gaines, Sisters, Danielle Gaines and Kyra Gaines, Daughters Dezeray Watkins, Jacora Watkins, Saniya Taylor, Akima and C.J. Neal and a host of other family, friends and loved ones.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, March 2, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear family,
    In this time of sorrow, may these promises from Jehovah God support you as you endure the loss of Corey. “Do not be anxious…..but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. “Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  2. ~Don & Becky & Devon Marie Holliman

    Psalm 23 – A psalm of David.
    1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    3 he refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

    Condolences on your loss.
    May you find strength in the love of God.

  3. Georgia McKeever

    To Corey’s Family,
    May God give you peace, comfort, and strength as yet again a loved one is taken at such a young age. Focus on the wonderful memories of Corey. Most importantly, know that he is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior.
    My sincere condolences.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will always remember Corey and the wonderful memories spent with the family. He leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you all will be a great source of comfort and support to one another.

    “Blessed be God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV

  5. Virginia Collins

    God Bless you during your time of loss. I knew Corey with the YPD when we traveled to Miami and all the fun we had. He will truly be missed. He is now in a place of peace. May God bless the family as you go through the valley and shadow of death. He is with you….

    Virginia Collins

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