Let the memory of Brianna be with us forever
  • 24 years old
  • Born on June 25, 1991 in Anaheim, California, United States.
  • Passed away on March 15, 2016 in Heaven, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Brianna Neal, 24, born on June 25, 1991 and passed away on March 15, 2016. We will remember her forever. Brianna was a caring sister, wonderful daughter, amazing granddaughter, loving mother, neice and a great friend to many. She will live in our hearts forever and be forever missed.

Posted by Jaclyn Morehouse on June 25, 2019
Happy Birthday Bri❤️ Think about you all the time and I still can hear you call me “Jacky” with that contagious laugh. I know that you are resting easy watching over us. Know that you are so dearly missed and you are so loved.
Posted by Angela Bell on June 25, 2019
Dear Brianna,
The time seems to go by so quickly but your memory doesn't fade from those who love you. I know you're watching and sending your Mom signs when you see that she needs a nudge that you're around her. Jayce brings pieces of you to your Mom which we are all so grateful for. He loves to cuddle like you did, he is sweet and kind and even might have a little dramatic flair every now and then. You are missed, you are loved, and you are always remembered.
Posted by Angela Bell on June 25, 2018
Happy Birthday Brianna! I wish you were here to celebrate with your friends and family and that we were lighting birthday candles on your favorite cake (baked by your Grandma, of course). We don't just wait for special occasions to remember you, to think about you, or to miss you. Those things are done daily. I hope that you have a legion of Angels singing to you today and that you can feel how very much you are missed.
Posted by Kim Atwater on March 15, 2018
Our Dearest Bri
Today marks the 2 year anniversary that God called you back to heaven. There's not a day or even a second that goes by that we don't think of you and still struggle with the 'Why'? We are trying very hard to navigate our lives without your physical presence but find solace in knowing your watching over us now and the spiritual presence of our Angel (BriAngel) is a comfort to us all. We can still hear your hardy laughter and remember all of your Brianna(isms) that continue to make us laugh. You were and are still our Little "B" our gift. In loving memory we love and miss you so much. Love always, Aunt Meem and Uncle B
Posted by Angela Bell on March 15, 2018
Oh Brianna...
You are loved and missed so very much. It's funny to think about the things that trigger specific memories of you and bring a smile in remembrance of your life. I will be listening for the song 'Lost Boys' today that let's me know you're nearby. I hope your Mom, Grandparents, Krystal, Blake, Jayce, Mimi and Ryan all feel your presence near them today. Bring on the butterflies Bri!!! Love and miss you.
Posted by Krystal Neal on January 21, 2018
I love you. I still hear your laugh all the time. <3
Thinking of you, missing you...
Posted by Jerry Forshey on October 8, 2017
Bri, can you believe our baby boy is going to be 2 years old is 15 days!! We got him a tricycle, yes I gave it to him early.. ( hope you don’t mind) he’s actually getting the hang of it pretty fast.. I’ll post some pictures! but yeah we’re going to come visit you on his birthday.. Jayceman wants to show you all this fingerprinting he does at school. And don’t worry I’ll bring you a red bull.  Miss you everyday Bri
Posted by Payton Ryan on June 26, 2017
I love you and miss you so much everyday Bri-zerrrrrr! I'm thinkin of you so much and wish I could still have a good true friend like you here with me but there's no other like you, one of a kind. I'm glad your still with me in spirit and still show me signs that's your at peace and okay and that your watching down on all your friends and fam! Love you so much and will never be able to replace a friend like you and I mean it! Much love Rookie! Butterflies and Hummerbirds ☺️
Posted by Payton Ryan on June 26, 2017
Happy Birthday!!! Going to visit tomorrow! I love you and miss you so much everyday Bri-zerrrrrr! I'm thinkin of you so much and wish I could still have a good true friend like you here with me but there's no other like you, one of a kind. I'm glad your still with me in spirit and still show me signs that's your at peace and okay and that your watching down on all your friends and fam! Love you so much and will never be able to replace a friend like you and I mean it! Much love Rookie! Butterflies and Hummerbirds ☺️
Posted by Krystal Neal on June 25, 2017
Happy Birthday my Beautiful sister! I love you <3
Posted by Angela Bell on June 25, 2017
Happy Birthday Brianna,
You have been one of Heaven's angels now for a little over a year and you are missed more today than ever. Your Mom, Krystal, Blake, your Grqndparents, Aunt Kim and Uncle Ryan still have a huge gap in their lives that was once filled with your spirited personality, your laughter, your radiant smile and the huge amount of love you have for them. Your memory is kept alive for Jayce and he LOVES being with his Grandma and Grandpa, and especially your Grandpa. They seem to have the same type of love and relationship you had with your Grandpa. I'm sure you are watching him every day and seeing the love that everyone has for your precious son and how they always share your picture and your love with him. They will share all your funny stories with him too and he will know you through their eyes, memories and their hearts and love for you. Your birthday today will bring tears for how much you are missed, laughter for the funny stories that will be shared about you, and a huge amount of love as everyone thinks about you and talks to you as they wait for your quiet reminders that you are right beside them and loving them as deeply in return. Happy Birthday Brianna. Love to you today and always, Angela
Posted by Nancy Rothmiller on March 17, 2017
Cant believe it has already been a year since you left us. Even though we watched you grow into a beautiful young woman we will always have fond memories of the times you were at our house and insisted on carrying around out little dog Bits and burying your face in the fur of our lab Kona. Much to your Moms chagrin as you had allergies!!!! We watched your beautiful mom grow up and got to watch you grow as well and now we will watch Jayce grow as well. What a wonderful gift!
God bless you and hope that you are surrounded by the love of Great Grandma and Great Grandpa OConnor as well as Great Grandpa George.
Love Uncle Mike and Aunt Nancy
Posted by Krystal Neal on September 17, 2016
I miss you everyday. I think about you before I go to bed and you are the first I think about when I wake up in the morning. I had a crazy dream the other night, it was as if u were talking to me. I said I was sorry for not being there when u needed me the most and you said, it's ok Krystal, I love you". It felt so real. I love you so much, my heart aches because I want to be selfish and have u here. I know you are in a better place, where you can be yourself without judgement and just love yourself. You were always filled with love. I miss you my little sister so much, but I know you will be with me always. Jayce loves his Mommy, every time I point to a picture of u and say mama he stops whatever he's doing and just stares. I promise I will be the best auntie I can. Love you with all my heart <3
Posted by Jaclyn Morehouse on June 27, 2016
My beautiful friend! Happy Birthday in heaven. I know you look down and watch us daily. I know that you are at peace with God. You are thought of all the time and will never be forgotten. I live you and miss you so much!
Posted by Cynthia Berry on June 27, 2016
Happy 25th Birthday Brianna! May your celebration in Heaven with the Lord and His angels be a grand one! You are thought of and missed everyday. Love, Cynthia xo
Posted by Pat Oconnor on June 25, 2016
My dearest Bri,
Happy heavenly 25th birthday! I hope one of your butterflies reached you to give you a hug @ kiss from me. I miss you sooo much my beautiful Bri. You are always in my heart & mind. I'll love you forever & miss you forever. Love & Hugs my beautiful one❤️Grams
Posted by Krystal Neal on June 25, 2016
Bree, happy 25th Birthday...I miss you so much and I know that you were with us today celebrating. I think of you everyday...first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I know you are safe with God and are watching down on all of us. I promise to you to always be there for Jayce. I love you so much ❤️ Happy Birthday my sweet little sister
Posted by Angela Bell on June 24, 2016
know you aren't here on earth to send birthday wishes to but I want to wish you a Happy Heavenly Birthday. I am a couple of days early but thoughts of you are filling my mind and heart today. I see your smile every day and it's hard to imagine the pain behind your beautiful glow. Your physical presence isn't here any longer but your spirit, your beautiful soul, your loving heart will never leave those who love you and keep your love alive. Happy Birthday Bri.
Posted by Pat Oconnor on May 27, 2016
My dearest Bri,
Here it is Memorial day weekend and I know we would all be having fun barbequeing and swimming at Mom's. Your beautiful smile and laugh will be missed by all. I will always love and miss you forever. You were such a fun and loving granddaughter. We had great times together that I will cherish always. Love, Grandma
Posted by Kim Atwater on May 21, 2016
Our Dearest Brianna it's been two months since you have been gone and the pain of your passing remains with us still. We are adjusting, as you would have wanted us too, but you will remain in our heart forever. God blessed our family with you, our hero, our angel. You were the most generous and forgiving person and we knew you continuously gave of yourself even if people didn't reciprocate your love. You always forgave, no matter what, even if you were (and you were) emotionally bullied (truly one of Gods chosen ones). We, your family, have learned so much from you...forgiveness, compassion, generosity and love. Although it's not easy each day we will continue to honor your wonderful traits. We love and miss you so much. You were and always will be our blessing, our angel, our hero. 
Forever in our hearts, Aunt Meme and Uncle B
Posted by Jaclyn Morehouse on May 21, 2016
My beautiful friend. Your service was beautiful. I cried and cried. I know that you saw you were surrounded with your beautiful family and all your friends. I look at your picture daily. I think about you all the time. You are now at peace. No more fighting, no more suffering, no more struggling. I know its beautiful where you are. You light up the world around us. You are forever missed, thought about daily, and remembered all the time. You helped so many people everyday. I don't think you realized what an impact you made. I hear your laugh all the time and that smile...that beautiful smile. We will meet again someday. Be at peace with the other angels. I love you
Posted by Debbie Marquez on May 21, 2016
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss, as I feel your pain through our memories in our lengthy, cherished friendship, continue to celebrate her life in your daily journeys.
Posted by Michelle Zander on May 21, 2016
I love you. You were the friend i will always strive to be. The most beautiful person inside and out. The world is less beautiful without u in it.
Posted by Shannon OConnor on May 20, 2016

Brianna came into this world on June 25, 1991. I remember it like it was just yesterday. My beautiful baby. So full of life, love, and laughter. An amazing gift from God!
Brianna growing up was never a dull moment, she kept me on my toes with her energy. She was always in the pool, walking her grandma and grandpa’s dog Blackie on a leash around their house, playing with her dolls, playing dress up, or finding new ways to get attention from her brother and sister (which was usually teasing, tattling, or tantrums). Some of my favorite moments with Brianna was playing tea party with her on Christmas morning and going to the store with her all dressed up in her life size Barbie’s outfit. (I have several sweet memories just like these) There were also interesting moments….to give you context, Brianna looked up to her Brother and Sister and because Brianna always wanted to be part of everything, she could be talked into just about anything (my fearless little B). Anyway, I am at Nordstrom’s South Coast Plaza with all three kids and Blake decides to show Brianna how to hang on the outside of the escalator for a ride. Of course Brianna was going to try this too, but she didn’t let go as quickly as her brother, so I find her heading up the escalator hanging from the outside– luckily I was able to grab her. (as I said – never a dull moment)
Brianna is and will always be my Angel. She brought so much love and laughter into our lives. She was fun and free spirited- a gypsy of sorts – she could be at home just about any place. Brianna was also very creative, she loved doing hair and makeup and transforming people to make them smile and feel good about themselves. A talent she shared only with friends and family because she was too afraid of someone not liking her work. I for one was her biggest fan – she was so gifted.
Despite the challenges that Brianna faced and the demons that she fought, I will forever see Brianna’s smile and hear her laugh. She is in my heart and I see her in her son Jayce. Because of Brianna I am a better person (she gave unconditionally and loved without prejudice – she always saw the good in others and made an effort to go out of her way to help those in need). She put others before herself.  I will forever be grateful for God’s gift of Brianna. Somehow God saw fit to allow me to be her mom and that is a gift for which I will forever be treasure. So many wonderful memories of love and happiness I hold in my heart until I see her again.
Thank you for all the love and memories my sweet Angel.
I Love You to Heaven and Back, and I miss you so much my sweet pea.
Posted by Alexis Boyd on April 1, 2016
You were the most giggly funny little girl. You grew into such a beautiful woman. I'm sorry we lost contact. See you one day.
Blessings baby.
Posted by Kayla Bunce on March 28, 2016
My little Bree, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I can't put into words what an AMAZING person and friend you were. We had the best times together there was never a dull moment. The day you told me you were pregnant I was so happy for you and then a couple weeks later i found out I was pregnant I was so excited that you and I were pregnant together and that our baby's would grow up together and be best friends :-). I love you so much you.
Posted by Kristen O'Connor on March 24, 2016
Brianna, your service yesterday was as beautiful as you are. You couldn't have been a sweeter niece. We will love you and miss you always. Uncle Ryan, Aunt Kristen, Griffin and Kiera
Posted by Iliana Marin on March 23, 2016
Remember, Lord, those who have died and have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, especially those for whom we now pray. May these and all who sleep in Christ find in Your presence light, happiness, and peace. Through Christ our Lord.
Posted by Marissa Adams on March 23, 2016
Brianna, it breaks my heart that you are no longer with us. You were the one friend who accepted me for me, and we were friends for almost 15 years. You were my bestfriend, my sister, you were always there for me. We had a few bumps in the road, but we always made up. I could always call you, and our issues would disappear.
I'll never forget our goofy prank calls in grade school or photo shoots in the backyard. How we blossomed into successful independent women. You were always so talented and loving. You always had my back no matter what. I'm deeply saddened and disbelief that you are gone. I'll never forget you, and I'll always have you by my side. Our matching tattoos will always be a reminder of our friendship, and beauty you have. I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you during these difficult few months. You'll always be in my prayers. One day we'll meet again. I love you always.
Posted by Payton Ryan on March 21, 2016
BRIANNA NEAL "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again."
Missing you so much Breezer, your very unique laugh, your sarcasm, super loud voice, smart remarks, quick comebacks, deep conversations, your soft side, and feisty side, your eyes, your face, inspiration, motivation, patience, open ears always willing to listen, positive vibes and energy, calling each other nicknames (as you know yours is rookie because I beat you at Mario Kart every time, positive attitude, your reliability, trust, loyalty, miss having you as one of the very few I feel comfortable opening up too knowing can talk to you about anything anytime, comfort, your love, seeing you hold baby Jayce and the first time I held him, amazing personality, the bond we had, our friendship, the love you showed, your different colored hair, your character, and most of all I miss you presence and just every moment I spent with you. The list can go on and on. So to sum it up, I miss EVERYTHING about you. I love you so much Brianna Neal and I'm missing all of this now and it has been so hard and will be hard until we meet again. I am so glad I know ur spirt is still with me and I can feel it and still have that connection to you 24/7. I'm trying my best to be okay with knowing that is what we have for right now, but knowing I'll actually be meeting and seeing you again someday is a good feeling. This has been really tough on me and I have been hurting and in pain. I'm trying my best to stay positive and knowing your spirt is so strong, alive and here with me and that your soul will never die helps for now. But the fact that ur not physically here on earth with us today makes me so sad and devastated. I just wish I could of had one more day with you here one earth before you left into the hands of God. You are an Angel. I love you so much. I don't even know what else to say so I'll leave by saying it again because I mean it... I love and miss you so much and you are an Angelic being above today.
Posted by Cynthia Berry on March 19, 2016
Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2   He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3   he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
  for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
  through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
  for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
  they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
  in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
  my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
  all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Posted by Terra Gurnari on March 19, 2016
Although it's been many years since I've gotten to see you our fathers have been close friends and I've gotten to hear about you and your accomplishments and obstacles over the years. I remember babysitting you a few times when you were younger and what a beautiful, sweet, loveable girl you were. You always had a beautiful smile and laugh that brightened hearts. May you rest in peace and watch over your family from above as the beautiful angel you are.
Posted by Krystal Neal on March 19, 2016
Memorial Services for Brianna Neal
Saddleback Church
Wednesday March 23, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Celebration of Brianna’s beautiful life immediately following service upstairs on the Terrace adjacent to the Nursery and Children’s Building. See map below.
Cemetery Service to follow at 2:00 pm
Ascension Cemetery
24754 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Posted by Montie Neal on March 18, 2016
Bri I Love you so much and will miss you all of my life. i don't know what i will do without you in it. I know you are in a better place but i'm selfish i wanted you in my world. I was supposed to die first. I will be there with again hope.
Love Dad
Posted by Alexis Traino on March 18, 2016
I am so happy that you were my best friend and I was able to grow up with you in my life. We grew up together and I will never forget you. I will think of you everyday . I miss you so much and love you so much. Out of all the great qualities you have, the best ones were how much you cared about people and your loyalty. If anyone needed your help, even at 2 am 5 hours away, you would drive to them just to make sure they are okay. Your heart was so big and so forgiving ! You always forgave people no matter what they did. I look up to you and your character and hope I can be like that one day. I hope to see you one day because I need to see your beautiful smile that was always filled with happiness.
Love Alexis
Posted by Dan O'connor on March 18, 2016
My Dear Brianna (Grandpa's Girl)
I loved you yesterday, I love you today, and I will love you tomorrow and tomorrow, and tomorrow...! You are and were my Special Angel, but you know that already. Love Gpa
Posted by Dan O'connor on March 18, 2016
Dearest Brianna,
Of all the granddaughters in the world that there could ever be,
You'll never know how glad I am that God gave you to me
Posted by Sarah Lavine on March 18, 2016
Beautiful baby Bri,

I remember growing up with you. Your older sister my best friend instantly I loved you like you were my own little sister. Who couldn't fall in love with such a beautiful soul. Your big bright smile is what I remember most and will always be what I think of when my heart feels pain from you no longer being with us but I know your spirit will live on through each one of our heart that you have touched in such a powerful way. Your in God's arms now sweet angel smiling that big bright smile down upon us all. I love you dearly and thank you for blessing this world and all of our lives like you did.
Posted by Jessica Malvin on March 18, 2016
Brianna, I've always believed in you that you would be an amazing hairstylist! I enjoyed the days you shadowed me and I had the chance to teach you a few things. I always admired how you could go from blonde to purple to red in the same month and look amazing with every color. I know your mom and sister loved you so very much and would do anything for you. You will be deeply missed.
Posted by Cynthia Berry on March 18, 2016
May you rest in peace, sweet Brianna. May the Lord receive your soul with open arms where you may find your final resting place with the glory of the angels. Now, sweet girl, you are the Angel who will watch over your mom, dad, sister, brother, sweet Baby Jayce, and grandparents. xoxo
Posted by Angela Bell on March 18, 2016
Brianna, you are so loved and missed by your family and friends. Your spirit was bright and you had so much talent that you shared with all those around you. You reached out to others and offered them comfort and help when they needed you.

I pray that you have found the peace that you searched for here on Earth.

Your beautiful baby boy, Jayce, will carry on your legacy of love and will help everyone keep your memory strong and alive in their hearts and minds.

You are deeply missed, deeply loved...

Love, Angela

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