Celebrating the life of

Richard 'Ben" Neville

Passed away on July 08, 2022

Richard 'Ben

Richard Benjamin “Ben” Neville, passed away July 8, 2022.  Benjamin was born on August 20, 1985 to Lisa and Ricky Neville.

Benjamin graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School and holds degrees from Georgia Southern and Florida State Universities.  While at Georgia Southern, Armstrong Campus, Benjamin was a recharting member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He was employed by Old Savannah Trolley Tours and was a Master Mason of Clinton Lodge 54 F.& A.M. and a Scottish Rite member.

Benjamin was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and recently joined St. John’s Church. 

Benjamin is preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny and Beverly Brisendine, and Betty and Eldred (Neb) Neville.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 12:00 noon with visitation from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W. 31st Street.



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My prayers go out to Ricky and Lisa.

- Debi Gray Mayall, Richmond Hill, GA

Lisa and Ricky we are heartbroken over your loss of Benjamin. May God put his arms around you and give you comfort. There just aren't words to tell you how much your family means to us.

- Larry and Emily Hadwin , Savannah , GA

Lisa & Ricky, We are so heartbroken for you both. We are sending our love and prayers of comfort. May God wrap his loving arms around you both, and give you both comfort & strength, as only He can. We love y’all. ~~Connie & Mike

- Connie & Mike Jones, Springfield , GA

Lisa and Ricky I am heartbroken over your loss. I pray that the love of God surrounds you and comforts you and sustains you in this time of grief. My love and prayers to you both.

- Frances Smith Kohan, Savannah, GA

Memory eternal!

- HVJ schoolmate , Savannah , GA

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- Mike Hatfill, Savannah, GA

Mr. & Mrs. Neville, My heart is hurting for you both at the loss of Ben. I am so glad I had the honor of teaching Ben in kindergarten at Hesse. My heart is broken because even though he was grown he is and will always be one of my kids!! You both are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the days ahead. Sincerely, Gail Gordon

- Gail Gordon, Savannah, Georgia

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Lisa and Ricky…my heart is broken. I pray that you will always find comfort in your loving memories of Benjamin. May he rest in eternal peace.

- Sharon Greco, Bluffton, SC

Our deepest condolences to the Neville family - we have the honor to love this family and call them are best friends!!!! Our hearts are heavy to hear the passing of their beloved son Ben - May the Lord keep his strength and love beside you.....we love you with all of our heart and soul The Grimes Family

- Curtis and Millie Grimes, Savannah, Georgia

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- Grimes, Savannah , Georgia

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Ricky and Lisa, I am still at loss of words. Ben was a wonderful person and he will be missed by many. I will cherish the memories we had together growing up at Savannah Christian.

- William Knight, Savannah, GA

Ricky and Lisa you are in our thoughts and prayers! We are so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. His life ended way too early. We will always remember him playing in the marching band at Savannah Christian and we were delighted that he and William had reconnected and were becoming close friends as cousins should be.

- Donna and Bill Knight, Savannah, GA

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- Donna and Bill Knight, Savannah, GA

Lisa & Ricky We are at a loss and can not begin to conceive the loss you feel. We both have fond memories of Ben at St Paul's and Savannah Christian. We pray you will find comfort in your faith and strength together. We are praying for all of your family Kathy & Carl Kleinsteuber

- Kathy W Kleinsteuber, SAVANNAH, GA

Please accept my most sincere condolences for Ben's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ashley and Dana Barnwell

- Ashley Anson Barnwell, Rincon, GA

Mr. & Mrs. Neville - There are no words that can take away your hurt. My prayer is for your peace of mind, and that you feel the love being sent to you from so many, and that it finds a way to comfort you during this tragic time. Such a sweet boy... Blessings, Mrs. Donna - Camp Pacer

- Donna Stembridge, Savannah, GA

Ben was always a kind presence on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern. He was such a regular at the library especially during his undergrad days here. We are all so sorry for your loss and will miss him. Sending wishes for peace to his family.

- Ann Fuller, Savannah, GA

Lisa and Ricky, words cannot express the sadness we feel for you in the sudden loss of your son, Ben. May time help to heal your hearts. May memories comfort you. May God bless you as you grieve.

- Kay Beasley, Jackson Gap, AL

Ben was one of our younger Pike brothers. He was a pleasure to talk with, and very personable. Although I live out of town, I ran into Ben many times when I was in town doing dinners and such with other Pikes. Ben was a really good guy and will be missed.

- Brian Hancock, Acworth, GA

Ben was one of the kindest students on campus at Armstrong. He brightened a lot of our days. I’m so sorry for your loss.

- Lily McCormick , Savannah, GA

Lisa and Ricky, I am sorry to hear about Ben's passing away. May God wrap his loving arms around you in comfort and peace at this time.

- Brad Wittfeld, Savannah, GA

Lisa and Ricky our heart breaks for the both of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

- Paul & Cherrie Siebert, Savannah, Georgia

Mr and Mrs Neville, When Ben would come into the office for his visit, we had this connection. I told him he has a voice like Elvis, every since then he would smile and laugh, Ben would ask Mrs Jacque do you have your blue suede I would smile and you better believe I have my blue suede shoes. Every since then we become friends Ben made my day, and I made his day. Ben I will not ever forget you, my friend you will always be in my heart. When wear my blue shoes at work, I always think of you my friend. Rest In peace Mr and Mrs Neville you will always be in my prayers. Mrs Jacque

- Jacque Tootle, Savannah, GA

Ricky and Lisa, We know that “Life isn’t measured by years, it’s measured by the number of lives you've touched along the way”, and we are sure that Benjamin touched many hearts. We know in our heart and mind that he is “With the Angels”. May we all take comfort in knowing there is one more Angel above us. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With caring thoughts, Ed and Sandy Cole

- Cassandra Cole, Cumming, GA

I was Ben’s teacher in middle school. He was such a sweet boy. I always enjoyed working with him. He was quiet but had a good sense of humor. Even as he grew older, he would shyly say hello. I could always count on a smile from Ben. He will be missed. I am so very sorry for your loss. Just know that others will miss him, also.

- Linda Fidler, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to Richard and Lisa Neville during such a difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Nalini Sundar, Rincon, GA

Benjamin has been a “ nephew by choice” since he was 3 years old. There are no words….feel loved and prayed for Ricky & Lisa 2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

- June Erlandson, Savannah, Ga

Lisa and Ricky, Our hearts just broke for the 2nd time this year when we heard about Benjamin. First our dear sweet Matt and now Benjamin. So many memories of the two of them together at Hesse and in sports. We are so sorry beyond words, there are no words only tears. We have sent up a special prayer to Matt to show Benjamin around up there in Heaven since he is new up there. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and hold on real tight to our sweet memories of Matt and Benjamin together. Reba and Greg O'Neal

- REBA AND GREG O'NEAL, savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts, prayers, love, and hugs are with you and your family.

- Ellis and LaShonda Garvin, Savannah, GA

Lisa and Ricky, My heart breaks for y'all. I can't imagine the hurt and pain y'all feel. But I know God has wrapped his arms around y'all. I send my love and prayers out for y'all.

- Kym Stalnaker Hodges , Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel