Neil Braxton

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Neil Braxton, 43, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

Neil was born in Greenville, N.C. and was a graduate of North Pitt High School. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Maine and moved back to Greenville, N.C. in November of 2021. He was currently employed as a supervisor with Sheetz on N. Memorial Drive.

Neil loved music, dancing, and especially loved his dog, Paisley, known as “Sweet Angel Baby”. He had a great sense of humor and was very witty.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Margaret and James Mizell; stepfather, Dan Whitley; and uncle, William Mizell.

He is survived by his mother, Gwen Whitley; sister, Rhonda Barnhill and husband, John; nephew, Mason Sutton and friend, Karren New, all of Greenville, N.C.; and uncles, aunts; and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at his sister’s home, 3136 Sheppard Mill Rd., Greenville, N.C.

Arrangements by Smith Funeral Service and Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

Tender Mercies Pet Organization,

767 NC-124 W,

Macclesfield, NC 27852

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