Neeva Eileen Sibley

Published 4:34 pm Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Funeral services for Neeva Eileen Sibley, 72, of Monterey, La., will be held at Eva Church of God Monday, May 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Joey Pepmiller officiating. Interment will follow at Eva Church of God under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.  During the covid-19 pandemic Gov. Edwards has issued social distancing protocols and asked that all observe them during this difficult time.

Neeva was born January 8, 1948, in Ferriday, La., to Eugene and Irene Tiffee. She passed away Thursday April 30, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Neeva was a life-long educator serving over 45 years as a math teacher, a remedial teacher, and as a principal at both Ferriday and Monterey High Schools.

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Neeva enjoyed crafts, traveling, white perch fishing, celebrating the holidays (especially the 4th of July), puzzles, literature, quilting, bird watching, gardening and church involvement.

But her grandchildren and great grandchildren are what gave her the most enjoyment in life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Irene Tiffee.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Rick Sibley; Two sons, Richie Sibley and wife Jan of Baton Rouge, La. and  Stephen Sibley and wife Shawna of Lecompte, La.; Four grandchildren, Elizabeth Buckles and husband Taylor of Monterey, La., Madeleine Sibley of New Orleans, Emmaleth Sibley of Baton Rouge and John Philip Sibley of Marksville; Two great grandchildren, Mason Martin and Connor Buckles of Monterey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Eva Church of God.

Pallbearers will be Richie Sibley, Stephen Sibley, John Philip Sibley, Scott Tiffee, Taylor Buckles and Grover Elliott.