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Mabel Nell Veal

Obituary for Mabel Nell Veal

February 15, 1919 - January 27, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 98


Mabel Veal went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on January 27, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 98.
Mabel was born on February 15, 1919 in Newton, Illinois. After moving to Indiana, she graduated from Cadiz High School in Cadiz, Indiana in 1937. After high school, she earned a Business Certificate.
She married Vierl Veal on October 13,1940. She was a devoted wife and mother to her 5 children. She deeply loved Vierl and they rarely were away from each other. She had a great impact on all of her children by living a Christlike life and encouraging them to get involved in their interests.
In 1954, Mabel helped her husband Vierl start Veal Insurance Agency. They worked together while building the agency, with the first office in a room in their home. After Vierl passed away in 1973, Mabel then owned and operated the agency for 27 years until her son Jeff took it over in 2000. She continued to work at the agency part-time for 13 more years, until she was 93.
Mabel lived as an example of the double-love command Jesus gave us, as she deeply loved God and loved others. She believed in the power of prayer and spent time daily praying for her family and others.
Mabel attended Pleasant View Baptist Church for most of her adult life. She enjoyed singing in the choir and supported her husband Vierl as he formed and taught an adult Sunday School class called the Homebuilders. She also enjoyed singing in the choir for Billy Graham Crusades when they were in Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Vierl Veal. She is survived by her children: sons Vernon (Janet) Veal of Muncie, IN, John Veal of Indianapolis, IN, daughter Janet (Ron) Veal-Drummond of Indianapolis, IN, and sons Joe (Sylvia) Veal of Grand Rapids, MI, and Jeff (Mary) Veal of Indianapolis, IN; 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Wilson St. Pierre Sterling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 East Thompson Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237. A celebration of Mabel's life will be held on Friday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. with an hour of visitation beforehand at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 12442 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN. Mark Kern will officiate the ceremony.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mabel's life. In lieu of flowers, Mabel wished for donations to be made to Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and Youth for Christ.

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