Diana Lee McNeal

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Diana Lee (Hardwick) McNeal, 59, of Edmond, OK, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020.  Diana was born in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18, 1960, to the late Anna Mae (Kelly) Hardwick and the late Hoyd Phillip Hardwick.

Diana is survived by her husband of 34 years, Theodore McNeal; her sons Zeth Philip-Edward McNeal (Jessica) of Oklahoma City, OK, Zekariah Paul McNeal of Cambridge, MA, daughter Sara Marie McNeal, and grandson Ezra McNeal.

She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Brenda Marie Hardwick of Aurora, CO; Linda Gay Barnes of Manassas, VA; Hoyd Philip Hardwick of Manassas, VA; Juliet Denise Hardwick of Columbia, MD; and Reginald Cleve Hardwick of Champaign, IL.

Diana Lee McNeal was an accomplished author, and a God-loving, God-fearing woman.  She earned a B.S. in Communications at the University of Colorado and authored “Building a Relationship of Love With God.”  She was working on her second book “God and His Children.”  Diana home-schooled all three of their children, from preschool to 12th grade. They have grown-up to be very successful. Zeth is an Electrical/Computer Engineer; Zekariah was an Electrical Engineer and is now a second-year law student at Harvard University; and Sara is a freshman at Oklahoma Christian University pursuing a B.S. in Nursing.

Visitation will be at Matthews Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 10 am to 8 pm with family greeting friends from 5 pm to 8 pm. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Memorial Road Church of Christ. At a later date interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Virginia.


  1. My Deepest Sympathy for the entire Family. What a truly accomplished and amazing Lady with a testimony actively living on through her successful children. I Pray our God will provide you ALL with Comfort and Strength during this difficult time of grief. Lean on Him, the good memories, the fun times, and the Blessings brought forth through Diana’s Amazing Life. God Bless

  2. I am sorry for your loss. Ted, you always spoke highly of your wife and mentioned the many positive qualities about her. When someone as special as Diana lives the way she did, her legacy is sure to live on through her family, friends, and the many lives she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God Bless and comfort you and your family. Garrick and Diane Mickelson

    “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have not hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV)

  3. My deepest condolences to Ted and the rest of the family of Diana. God has called home an Angel whose work on earth is done. She was accomplished in her own right and raised three very successful kids. She left an indelible mark on all she touched and she will truly be missed. God bless this family with you, and for that we all have been blessed.

  4. My deepest condolences to the McNeal Family. We at the Memorial Road Church of Christ share in your sorrow at this time, in the loss of such a wonderful sister in Christ. However it brings us much comfort knowing that she is now resting in the presence of our heavenly Father, no more suffering in pain. She will forever be missed, this beautiful wife, mother, aunt, and friend to many. She was so kind and loving and had such a deep passion for the word of God. Family, thank you for sharing her with so many of us. She had touched us all in a very special way. Diana, my friend and a very special one to me, whom I dearly loved, Sonja Still.
    And now may I comfort you with some words of inspiration. For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!” Psalms 30:5

    For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heaven. 2Corinthians 5:1

    May God continue to comfort you and your family in the passing of our beloved Diana McNeal.
    You are in our prayers!

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