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Evelyn A. Spellman


Sunrise: July 11, 1947

Sunset: October 4, 2020

Evelyn A. Spellman, affectionately known as EL. P and little Evelyn, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Evelyn was born on Monday, July 7, 1947 in Norfolk, VA. She attended Booker T. Washington High School.

Evelyn called Enoch Baptist Church her church home for over 30 years. She was a member of the Contemporary Choir where she sang lead on some of her favorite gospel songs. She is fondly remembered for her Pineapple Coconut Cakes she made for church functions.

She worked for Legal Aide of Norfolk, a bus driver, cafeteria worker for Norfolk Public Schools, worked with Senior Citizen groups and was a Security Guard for Norfolk High-Rise. Evelyn loved people, helping others, and will always be remembered for being the life of the party.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her mother Isa German Jordan, her brother Rudolph Jordan, grandparents John and Evelyn Payton, aunt Mary Jones, niece Katina Jones, uncle John Payton, Jr. and cousin Dawn Payton. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Antonio Q. Spellman, Sr.; god-daughters, Genera Walker and Kelly Barksdale;
god-son, John C. Butler III; aunt, Joy Miles (Walter); nephew, George M. Jones, Jr. (Zenda); cousins, Angie Ferbee and Katara Spencer; close friends, Scarlette, Mary, Joyce and Evelyn and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Monday, October 12, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Deborah Seymour says

    My sincere condolences to the family on the lost of your loved one. Keeping the family in prayer.πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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      Derek Lathan says

      Sending my prayers and condolences to the family.I have very fond memories. Such a sweet and funny person.

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    Brian Goodman says

    You are like an angel and you will be missed. I will always love you. You were like a second mother to me, but now you are watching over us all. You had my back when times were tough. I am sending my condolences to your family.
    I will be in pray for your family.

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    Scarlette G. Hunley says

    “HEARTFELT MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES”, to the family of “Evelyn Peyton Spellman” on the loss of this “Lady of ClASS and LOVE”. Evelyn was known to many as Friend, Confidant, and ONE, they could come to for Direction and Guidance. Sleep on, My Dear Sister, and TAKE YOUR REST, WE LOVED YOU DEARLY BUT GOD LOVED YOUR BEST.

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      Yvonne Wiggins says

      Sending our deepest condolences to your family, may God give comfort & peace to you during this difficult time.
      Robert & Yvonne Wiggins

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    Darlene Goodman says

    My heart is full I will miss that smile your warm heart that you share with everyone lost my first mom and now I’m losing my second love you always

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    Eric J Goodman says

    Aunt Ell,
    Many people don’t know, but you were very instrumental in ensuring that I know and understand the power of being connected to Christ. Philippians 3:10 reads, “That, I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” When you began to take me with you to Enoch Baptist Church at the age of 16, you wanted to ensure that I knew how to present myself to receive God’s blessings. I will miss feeling like a local celebrity every time I see you. You would call Mary, George, Joy, Geneva, or anyone in your contacts to celebrate and boast about anything that I had accomplished. I will never stop replaying the excitement I would hear in your voice when told everyone how proud you were of me. Now it is time for you to rest easy and enjoy the family reunion in Heaven. Please ensure you keep Janice and Shirley on their best behaviors up there. Love you!

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    Sis. Fowler (Enoch Baptist Church) says

    Family, Sincere condolences and prayers.

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    Cherryl L McCoy-Garris says

    My sincerest condolences to the family She will be greatly missed Keeping the family in my prayers

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