Van Lewis O’Neal, age 82, passed away on August 7, 2022. Loving husband of Evelyn “Dora” Boothe O’Neal and father of David E. O’Neal (Kelli) of Gulfport, MS. Grandfather of Justin O’Neal (Kara), Logan O’Neal, and the late Kandis Gilonia. Great-grandfather to eight. Van was born on March 20, 1940 in Gulfport, MS to the late Leon O’Neal and the late Gladys Lewis O’Neal. Brother of Nancy Altman (Ron) of Niceville, FL and the late Lynox E. O’Neal (Jeanette). He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Van moved to the Westbank in his twenties. He was a millwright by trade and got to travel the country. He enjoyed searching for hidden treasures with his metal detectors. Van was fascinated with ships and lighthouses. He loved to take cruises as often as he could. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 1PM at First Pentecostal Church, 3200 AMES BLVD, in Marrero, LA. Visitation will begin at 10:30AM. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1225 WHITNEY AVE., in Gretna, LA. Please visit
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