Ronald Louis Neeld, age 71, passed from this life to the next on March 2, 2019. He was a 1948 New Year’s baby in Jacksonville FL, born to Louis and Simonne Neeld. Ronald lived the majority of his life in the New Orleans area. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with B.A. in Psychology, and also held an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Ohio State University at Columbia. He was an honors graduate and the recipient of many awards, both academic and in his major professional field of computer programming and Information Technology. Ronald had a passion for music, concepts, ideas, and spirituality. He was a member of Parker Memorial United Methodist Church. He also attended the Carl Jung Society, New Orleans- Birmingham Psychoanalytic Association, the Louisiana Himalayan Association, the New Orleans Insight Meditation and Dharma Study Group, Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, Friends Meeting of New Orleans (Quakers) and A Course in Miracles groups. Ronald is survived by his father Louis B. Neeld, sister Sharon Hess, brother Gary Neeld, and Nephew Adam Hess. Family and friends who’s lives were touched by Ronald’s generous soul and giving spirit are invited to Unity of Metairie at 3939 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA on March 23 at 2 p.m. to reminisce, grieve, and celebrate life. Although his life has not finished, but rather only changed in this world, his grace, intellect, and compassion will be greatly missed.


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