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Bernice Spellman


Sunrise: May 17, 1925

Sunset: April 30, 2019

Bernice Spellman was born on May 17, 1925 to the late Edward and Edna Williams. On the morning of April 30, 2019 God silently called Bernice home. She graduated from the North Carolina School System. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savoir at an early age. She was a faithful servant servant for over 60 years at St. Stephens Holiness Church. She joined under the leadership of Bishop Monroe Clark. Bernice served in several capacities as a choir member, a church mother, a State Evangelist of the United Pentecostal Church of
America and an Eldress. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department. And ministered at the Chesapeake Juvenile Detention Center. Also, she was a
member of the food bank committee and participation in the prayer band with other church mothers. Together they traveled to local communities and ministered and witnessed to many individuals. She was a member of the Chesapeake Senior Joy Club. Bernice enjoyed
making arts and crafts and participating in social outings and activities.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Spellman; her children, Kermit Ray, Barbara Ray Speller, Perry Ray; one daughter in law, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She left to cherish her memory one daughter, Yvette Jones (Joseph); six sons, Allie Ray
(Sherry), Freddie Sr. (Sharon), Bernard Sr., Kenneth Sr. (Laurece), Antonio Sr. (Evelyn), and Dwayn Spellman; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives.

Viewing Sunday, May 5, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Wake Service Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Monday, May 6, 2019 11:00am St. Stephens Holiness Church 128 Welch Lane Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Z. ANTOINETTA THOMAS HARRINGTON says

    ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MOTHER NANCY THOMAS FROM CRESTWOOD THE SPELLMAN FAMILY HAVE OUR CONDOLENCES MAKE GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SADNESS WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU RIH SISTER SPELLMAN. THOMAS FAMILY

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    Gail SeBerry says

    From the Nichols Family to the Spellman Family: We are praying for peace during your time of bereavement. You are in our hearts and prayers. Stay strong in the Lord.

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    Wesley and Rita Johnson says

    From the Johnson family you are in our thoughts and prayers.May God comfort and grant you peace during this time, Wesley and Rita

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    Bobby Boddie says

    On behalf of the Boddie family our deepest sympathy goes out to the Spellman family. May God comfort you during this time of bereavement. We are so sorry for your loss.

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    Walease R. Reid says

    Walease Robinson Reid and family would like to say that our family will always cherish the “W.O.W” (words of wisdom) that Mother Spellman shared with us. Love to her family. Know that love and great memories live on in our hearts forever.

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