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Daisy Mae Spruill


Sunrise: October 25, 1937

Sunset: November 17, 2021

Daisy Mae (Kearney) Spruill, the first of four children to the late Curtis Kearney Sr. and Peggy Alston Kearney, departed this life at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, God told Daisy, “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant” and He reached down His loving hand to help her come home.

Daisy was born on October 25, 1937 in Littleton, NC.  At a young age, the family moved to Norfolk, VA where Daisy attended Ruffner Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School and received a Business College degree.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who doted on, and cared for her children with pride.  Her loyal, devoted, loving and spicy personality made her cherished by family and friends who cared for her deeply and who all, whether related or not, lovingly referred to her as Aunt Daisy.

Daisy met William Spruill through a mutual friend in 1956.  After 3 months and 3 weeks and 3 days, they were married.  Their 65 years of marriages produced three children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

At a young age, Daisy gave her life to Christ and was baptized. As Daisy continued her Christian journey, she became a dedicated member at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Norfolk where she served on the Usher Board, Food Ministry, sang in the Choir and would always help out when called. She continued to serve Christ until she could not serve any longer.  She was a fighter.  As the “We Are Soldiers In The Army” song says, “♫ … My Mother she was a soldier ♫ she had her hand on the gospel plow, ♫ one day ♫ she got old she couldn’t fight any more ♫ she just stood there and fought any how…” ♫.

Daisy was also a member of the Order of Eastern Stars for over 50 years where she had the title of Past Matron.  She later became a member of the Red Hat club.

Before becoming a school bus driver, Daisy worked at DePaul Hospital in the cafeteria, W.E. Spruill Constructions as a Secretary and other companies as bookkeepers. Daisy retired from Norfolk Public Schools as a Bus Driver after over 20 years of service.

Daisy has touched the lives of many people during her 84 years.  Family was most important to her, and she played a vital role in her family’s lives by having family functions at her home, even after always promising that the current function would be the last! She assisted with the care of her sick brother, sisters and uncle.  She never minded throwing pool parties or watching her nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.  They all loved her calling them “Baby Cakes”.  Daisy leaves a legacy of love and wisdom behind with everyone that she met.

Daisy also enjoyed word search puzzles, you could find them everywhere in the house and in each car.

How can we be sad when Daisy is with our Heavenly Father?  She is dancing, rejoicing and having a Heavenly party with her mom and dad … Peggy and Curtis, her siblings … Rosa, Buddy, her baby sister Puddin and Kenny, her middle child that was lost days after birth.

Daisy leaves to cherish her memories and the lesson of love and wisdom she provided, husband: William Spruill, Sr.; two children: William Edward Spruill, Jr. (Ella) of Hampton, VA and Janet Clifton (Ron) of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren: Nicklaus Spruill of Washington, DC, Tansy Spruill of Decatur, GA and Brandon Spruill of San Juan, PR; and one great-grandchild: Braylon Allen of Decatur, GA; special daughters: Sharon Williams and Karen Moore Williams.  She also leaves behind a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and special friends who she loved dearly!

Viewing Friday, November 26, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00am Mt. Zion Baptist Church 900 Middlesex Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Karen (KAY) Williams says

    My deepest condolences to the family of Daisy Spruill. I will always remember the first time I met Ms. Daisy back in 1982 at VSU. She made me feel loved and welcomed into the Spruill family. Always easy to talk to. I appreciated her candidness, humor and that beautiful smile. My prayer is that God comforts the family as they go this time of sadness. Rest in Peace Ms. Daisy your in God’s care now.

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    Shaunese Williams says

    I pray that you find peace within these times. Sending my love and prayers . May Ms. Daisy Rest In Peace.

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    Jacqueline Fields says

    Janet and Family….

    My sincere condolences to your family. God has your mom sitting on the right watching over you with love and pride. I pray He will continue to give you strength through loving memories and wonderful kindness.

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    Ronald louis Carter says

    Ronald & Peggy Carter we wish to let your Family know we will keep your Family in our prayers.

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      Andre Williams says

      My deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Daisy Sprill. May God keep you in his heart during this time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Be assured that Ms Dasiy is resting in the arms of the Lord. Well done thy good and faithful servant.Well done.

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    DaShaun Williams says

    I am so sorry for the loss of Ms. Daisy. I pray that you use this opportunity to celebrate her life and all the good times you were able to share together.
    Sending love and prayers to the family.

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    Vernell Gray says

    To the Family of
    Ms. Daisy Spruill
    Just hold on God is on your side. He will give you strength. I met Ms Daisy thru the Eastern star.
    From Sisters Vernell M. &
    DDO Esther M. Gray

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    Helma E. German says

    Daisy Spruill was one of the sweetest persons I have ever known. Kindness was her middle name and I never heard her express anything that was not of good report. She greeted all with a smile and loved to mingle with people. I enjoyed our time at the Y in the pool. Take your rest, well deserved and I look to seeing you again when we meet in God’s Kingdom.

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    Keishaun says

    Rest in power Daisy Mae. Sending lots of love to the family, friends, and loved ones of God’s newest angel.

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