Mark Neese

Mark Neese

Tuesday, February 1st, 1966 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Mark Neese of Roanoke, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Public viewing will be held Monday, June 1, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00 A.M. All services will be at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel, 318 W Church Ave., Roanoke VA.

Mark was born in Roanoke, VA,on February 1, 1966, to the late Nina and David Neese. He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother-in-law George and Alice Johnson. Brother-in-law William Leighton.

Mark was a graduate of North Side High School, where he played his favorite sport, football. After graduation, Mark enlisted in the Army. His Military Occupational Specialties was Military Police. Mark also attended Liberty University and obtained an Advanced Bible Studies certificate on May 14, 2016.

Mark was an avid Florida State Football Fan from the day Bobby Bowden left West Virginia University and went to Florida State. Mark had a great love for college football; he was always in high anticipation for the season to begin. He would make sure all his chores got done in the off-season. Mark also was a Duke fan for life.

At an early age, Mark accepted Christ. He was an active member of Hope of Israel. It was his mission to work for God in hopes that no one would step out into eternity unsaved.

Mark continued his career in law enforcement and became employed with Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office. Mark retired with 30 years of service in June 2019. Shortly after retirement, he accepted a Public Safety position with Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Surviving family are his wife, Octavia Johnson of 26 years, whom he loved like Christ loves the church. Devoted sister Susan Mitchell (Daniell), brother David Neese Jr,a special friend like a brother, Jeff Wood, all of Roanoke. Sister-in-laws Mary Norman, Patricia, and Audrey Johnson. Brother-in-laws George and Jerry Johnson and Kenneth Johnson (Apryl). His favorite Great-nieces Jesara and Lamauri and one Godson Xavier Kyle.

We extend a special thank you to the Roanoke Memorial Doctors and nurses on Intensive Care Unit Nine South. We greatly appreciate the tenderness shown to the family and the wonderful care he received.

Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, June 1st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, June 1st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tony Mardian


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Gilbert Warren Cooper

Posted at 04:36pm
I remember Mark being very kind and compassionate MAN . He helped me many times while I was incarcerated. He brought me from my cell to his office and gave me a glass of tea and to just talk because he knew I was having a hard time . With heavy heart and few tears shed for Mark, I pray that all his family and friends find peace in knowing Mark was in my opinion a angel here on earth but he is now a angel in heaven.Rest in paradise Mark . I will never forget you or the many times you showed me kindness. Gilbert Warren Cooper.

Cerid Lugar

Posted at 01:10pm
For all the fond memories and small talk at court. I will miss that and you.
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Mary Norman

Posted at 08:53am
My Friend I will miss you .....
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Claneshia Cox

Posted at 10:59pm
Sending my love and prayers to Octavia and family! May God comfort you and give you peace.

Claneshia Cox-Gravely

Diedra M. Bruce

Posted at 10:19am
Doug and I worked with Mark for many years at the Sheriff's Office. Mark was a good friend. He will be missed greatly. Hugs and prayers to Octavia and his family and friends.

Doug & DeeDee Bruce

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