THE LIFE OF TORAL
After 28 years of bringing us joy, laughter and love, our beloved Toral accepted his wings and joined our Heavenly Father in Paradise on Thursday, November 17, 2022, peacefully at home. Although our hearts are heavy with pain and sorrow, we know he is resting in God's arms.
Toral De'Shawn Neal, son of Laney M. Neal and the late John Paul Jones, was born on January 7,1994, in Trenton, NJ.
Toral was a lifelong resident of Trenton, NJ where he graduated from TCHS-West and attended Cheyney University and Mercer County Community College. He was employed by Sam's Club and The Salvation Army.
Toral was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Keith A. Marshall where he loved singing in the choir and being a youth usher.
Toral loved spending time with his family and friends. He found a passion for baking and cooking, but most of all "Ral Ral loved the kids". On the dance floor is where you would find him at any function as long as there was music. He also had a passion for fashion; animal print, bright colors, glasses and fedora hats were his favorites.
Toral was predeceased by his father, John Paul Jones; maternal grandfather, Willie L. Neal; maternal great grandparents, Roberta and Dudley Hamilton; and special cousin, Dominic Neal.
In addition to his mother, Toral leaves to cherish his precious memories; a sister Brittany Neal; a brother, Paul Jones Jr.; his nephews and niece, Michael and Brielle Byrd, Calan Jones; grandmother, Frances Lucas; bonus grandmother, Mae Spell; bonus aunts, Royce Warner and Barbara Albany; three uncles, Stevie Neal, Lawrence and Randy Peterson; three aunts, Rasheedah Ray (James), Sharon and Tara Neal; special cousins NaKeeya Lee, Laney Neal, Dente and Isiah Abdullah, Jabreeka and Tyrone Brown and Njeri Robinson; Godparents Gerald Porter, Lynetta Roberts and Felicia Burgess; a special family friend, David Usery; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved him dearly including his best friends, Jasmine and Diamon Brown, Tymya Moore and Shakira Lewis; godchildren, Raven Brown, Rylee Rose Howard, and Gavin Livingston.
Funeral service will be 11am Friday, December 2, 2022 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1300 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609. Calling hours will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be at Colonial Memorial Park, Hamilton, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.