Neal was too frail to make the trip for the 2012 race.
During a conversation with Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure officials on Thursday morning, Neal's granddaughter, Betty Lynn, said attending the Komen RFTC was always the highlight of her year.
"October was her birthday month and breast cancer awareness month, so she celebrated life for two reasons," Betty Lynn said.
When asked how she lived such a long, healthy life, Nannie Sue's family said she lived a very healthy lifestyle - closely watching and cataloging her diet and eating the right foods, always practiced portion control!
Funeral services are being handled by Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, North Carolina.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM, with a service being held at 4:00. A private burial service will be held on Monday.
Komen Charlotte says the group will be sending flowers with special pink survivor sash & pink bows , pink Komen lapel pins for all attending service, and a signed picture of Nannie Sue at one of their RFTC events.
In lieu of flowers, all memorials will be directed to Susan G. Komen.