Her Life Story
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted- Ecclesiastes 3:2
Lenora Brunson-O’Neal was born on June 28, 1967 in Jersey City, NJ to MaryAnn and Flander Brunson. She was affectionately known to all simply as “Nora.”
Nora was educated in Jersey City, NJ where she received her elementary education at Sacred Heart School, her high school education at Saint Anthony’s High School, and attended cosmetology school at Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church under Rev. Ernie L. Murray Sr and was an active and faithful church member. She was employed for over 28 years with the United States Postal Service where she held multiple roles including mail handler and shop stewardess. She was a faithful member of Local 300 until her illness and truly cared about her Post Office family.
Nora was a devoted wife. On June 20, 1998, she married the love of her life Kevin O’Neal.
Nora lived life to its fullest and was always there no questions asked for her family and friends. She could always be seen wearing her favorite color pink and greeted everyone she met with a warm smile and positive energy. Whether it was a vacation or a family cookout, she was the life of the party who loved her house music! As the Northeast Chapter President of the McMillan, Patterson and Odom Family Reunion she was always looking forward to the bi-annual family reunion. She loved those times that she could spend with family.
On the morning of Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the tender age of fifty-four, Nora departed this life at Bayonne Medical Center- CarePoint Health in Bayonne, NJ. God saw she was getting tired and he dispatched his angels to escort her home. He welcomed her home with open and loving arms! She is preceeded in death by her grandparents Isaac and Lucille Harold.
Lenora Brunson-O’Neal leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memories: her devoted husband Kevin O’Neal, loving parents MaryAnn and Flander Brunson, 1 brother Jason Brunson (Del-Shay), 2 sisters Donna McBride and Jazmin Gooding, 2 grand children Josiah and Callie-Rose Moses, mother-in-law Nellie (late Joe) O’Neal, 2 sisters-in-law Bernadette O’Neal and Keisha O’Neal, 1 brother-in-law Kortney O’Neal, several nieces and nephews, Godparents Whilla Dean and Carlton Haynes, 1 Godson Cristian Thomas, 1 Goddaughter Mercedes Gamble, special friends Debra Wilson, India Woods, Gia Harris and Liz Thomas, caregiver/Godsister Tonya Haynes and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
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