Chantal Antwynette Oneal
August 27, 1969 - February 17, 2020

Chantal Antwynette Rivera O’Neal, PhD, of Southport, N.C. passed away on February 17, 2020 at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.

Chantal was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on August 27, 1969 to Gloria McKenzie.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Gloria and Norman Jones; two daughters, Naya Rivera, Angelina Rivera; a son, Shaun Rivera; one grandson, Matthew Rivera; a sister, LaTrisha Dye; Aunts, Aleyah McKenzie, Delores Adams (Nelson), and Carolyn Woodhouse; Nephew, Tristan Dye; as well as a host of extended family and dear friends who became her family including a brother, Todd Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley A. O’Neal.

Memorial services will be held on March 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, N.C.

The family will receive visitors at 407 N. Howe Street, Southport, N.C. 28461. Online condolences may be offered at www.CoastalCremationsnc.com.


17 Comments

  • Robbie Locklear Posted February 29, 2020 8:19 pm

    Rest In Peace beautiful Chantel. Condolences to your family and loved ones. I’m happy that we were able to reconnect through Facebook after all those years since NCSSM. May you be at peace in the arms of your beloved husband.

  • Angela Medlin Posted March 1, 2020 1:39 am

    I am sending prayers of love and peace to Chantel’s loved ones. Rest now, sis. ❤️

  • Wesley Schooler Posted March 2, 2020 5:56 am

    Rest In Peace, Chantal. I’m sure you will be at home with your husband. Prayers for your children to continue building on your accomplishments and carry your legacy. Condolences for your family.

  • MaShona. Davis McAfee Posted March 2, 2020 7:57 pm

    Sending warm and loving sentiments of condolence to the Rivera, McKenzie, and Jones families. Chantal’s meek, kind, and gentle spirit whose presence embraced you with effortless warmth will continue to be remembered in the hearts of all who were graced to know her. Prayers continue to abound in this season for comfort, strength, and peace that surpasses all understanding. With love, MaShona.

  • JanJee Wells Posted March 2, 2020 8:08 pm

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
    May God bless and comfort the entire family as you celebrate Chantal’s life.

  • Acquinetta Beatty Posted March 3, 2020 12:35 am

    The family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! There is no hurt that heaven cannot heal. You will be missed Soror, rest in peace!

  • Helen A. Williams Posted March 3, 2020 1:19 am

    My condolences to the family and to all who loved her. Chantal, I am thankful for your friendship and will miss your loving spirit.
    Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Tammy Smith Posted March 3, 2020 12:54 pm

    To Latrisha and family: My thoughts, love and prayers are with each of you. No one can take her place but God can begin to ease your pain in time. It is His grace and mercy that will surround you at this time of loss of your beautiful sister. Love you, Tammy.

  • Patrice LeGrande Posted March 4, 2020 5:50 pm

    My condolences goes out to the McKenzie’s family. Latrisha if you need anything call me. Love you all.
    Patrice

  • Reggie, Judy and Cerella Ferebee Posted March 6, 2020 3:06 pm

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Latrisha, our thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing that we can say that will ease your pain but we just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and the family.

  • Angela Solomon Posted March 8, 2020 3:28 pm

    My Condolences , to Chantal ‘s Immediate and Extended Family and Friends . I only met her once , with some people that’s all you need for their Spirit and presence to be a Blessing to you . Chantal was a Beautiful person both inside and out. May she R.i.P. ? ! ❤️ Angela Solomon

  • Angela Solomon Posted March 8, 2020 3:29 pm

    Condolences , to Chantal ‘s Immediate and Extended Family and Friends . I only met her once , with some people that’s all you need for their Spirit and presence to be a Blessing to you . Chantal was a Beautiful person both inside and out. May she R.i.P. ? ! ❤️ Angela Solomon

  • Marlene Fullwood Posted March 9, 2020 1:18 am

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep the family in prayer.

  • William Alston Posted March 9, 2020 11:59 am

    May God grant you peace. I am praying for continuing covering of this family! May her light continue to shine through you.

  • Joyce Pendleton Posted March 12, 2020 1:39 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Her sister, LaTrisha, is a dear friend. So sorry I could not attend the service. May God continue to watch over you with loving grace and support. Much love, Joyce

  • alicia smith-freshwater Posted April 10, 2020 10:39 pm

    Chantal is a beautiful soul who will truly be missed. Rest in Paradise, sister… alicia & erica, Ncssm, class of ‘88

  • Yuri Koboziev Posted October 17, 2022 2:41 am

    Rest in piece, Chantal. So sad.


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