Neva D. Thornhill


Neva D. Oneal Thornhill died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, with her family nearby. She is survived by her husband Melvin, daughter Denice, son Melvin, and daughter-in-law Phyllis. A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 11 am in the First Baptist Church, Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Roger Spinney and the Rev. Dr. Leo Christian. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven, with military honors provided by the veterans of Martha’s Vineyard.

Donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748; First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven, P.O. Box 806; American Legion Post 257, P.O. Box 257, all in Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; or the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557; or the Gay Head Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 806, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, or the VNA of Cape Cod and the Islands, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.

You may view her complete obituary here:, on the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home website.