Neoma “Tudy” Bland

Neoma “Tudy” Bland

March 2, 2021, 82, Goldsboro –

Neoma “Tudy” Bland was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on March 2nd, 2021 at the age of 82.

Neoma was born on June 10, 1938 in Chillicothe Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Carl Earley and Blanche Sommers.

In addition to her parents Neoma was preceded in death by her siblings Dale Compher, Ronald Earley, Gloria Jean Newland, Steve Compher, her son Montie Brofft Jr, and her grandson Brian Brofft.

She is survived by her two children, Bret Brofft of Goldsboro, NC and Karen Jacobs of Laurelville, OH as well as, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four nieces, and two nephews.

Neoma dedicated over thirty years of her life to helping others as a Ward Clerk at Adena Regional Medical Center in Ohio. After retiring, she spent ten years as a childcare provider. Apart from her career she was the heart of her family, and always put others before herself. In 1992, she relocated to Goldsboro, NC to become a caretaker and maternal figure to her beloved grandchildren, Beth, Brad, and Eric, while her son Bret heroically served our country. She enjoyed making memories, spending time with loved ones. Neoma was a determined, fiercely independent woman who could make anyone laugh. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A private family memorial will be held at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, March 5, 2021.