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Natalia Neal

August 22, 1982 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 36)

Natalia Neal was born on August 22nd, 1982 in Peoria, IL to Regina Pendergraph & Clifford Neal. Natalia is the third born child to Regina. Natalia loved to get glamorous and to dance. She enjoyed dancing so much that she danced her way right into Dupree West’s heart. They danced so much they got married, started a family and moved to California. First born to this
Union was: Young Nathaniel West. 11 Months later they welcomed another bouncing baby boy: Theodore Lamont West. Natalia graduated from Youth Employment Institute (YEI) in 2001.

Years later, Natalia and Dupree departed from the dance floor. It was then, that Natalia pursed a career in the medical field. While on that pursuit, she welcomed her third bouncing baby boy: Zachariah.

As everyone knows, Natalia loved her kids. What she loved about her oldest son, was his passion for making & playing music. They share the gift of loving and helping others. What she loved about her second born son, was his independent-mindedness and walking to the beat of his on drum. They both shared this trait. What she loved about her third born son, was his passion for dancing. They both share the gift of dancing.

These past few years, Natalia worked extremely hard towards creating a better life for herself and building an exceptional relationship with her kids and family. She was determined to succeed, she surpassed her goals and completed every program that was available to her needs to ensure her future would be fulfilling and bright. She grew up in a dynamic and loving home that included a mother who gave her the world and three brothers who would do anything for her. She had a soul that was kind, sweet, generous, loving, sassy and forgiving. Natalia had a passion for astrology, fashion, and dancing. Her long-term goals were to own a home for her family, continue education, purchase her dream car and travel to Europe.

Those that Natalia leaves to cherish her most precious memory are her mother, Regina Pendergraph of Fort Wayne; three sons, Young Nathaniel West (Portland, OR) Theodore Lamont West (Portland, OR) Zachariah (Chicago, IL); five brothers, Sammie Wright (Peoria, IL) DeMarcos Wright (Eugene, OR) Terrance Brown (Portland, OR) Aaron Suttle (Chicago, IL) Santana Neal (Chicago, IL) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandfather; Lonzo Brown Sr.; her father, Clifford Neal; and her aunt, Angelia Brown.

Natalia, we love you and you will truly be missed.


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