Rev. Edwin Bryan O’Neil


Rev. Edwin Bryan O’Neil, 84, of Quitman, passed away on April 10, 2016, at Rush Hospital. 

Rev. O’Neil was a 1950 graduate of Pachuta High School. He was a graduate of Chandler Theological Seminary at Emory University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with Honor in the Korean Conflict. He entered into The United Methodist Church ministry in 1961.

Rev. O’Neil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janelle Ann O’Neil; sons, Bryan (Barbara) O’Neil and Eric (Sandra) O’Neil; grandchildren, Brenden O’Neil & fiancée, Desiree Skinner, Katie O’Neil-Crane and husband, Kevin, Audrey O’Neil, Hannah O’Neil, Zachary O’Neil, Claire O’Neil, and Sean O’Neil; great-grandchild, Kadin Crane; cousin, Robin Cambell; brother-in-law, Glenn Ryder; and sister-in-law, Sis Ryder. 

Visitation was held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Wright's Funeral Home in Quitman, Miss.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Hiram Coker and Rev. Mike Hollingsworth officiating. Burial took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brenden O’Neil, Eric O’Neil, Bryan O’Neil, Kevin Crane, Zachery O’Neil, and Moses Evans. Honorary Pallbearers were William Read, Tom Impello, and Sam Davis.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at