Franchot Tony Spellman

Sunrise: February 14, 1939

Sunset: August 3, 2018

Franchot Tony Spellman went home on August 3, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1939 to the late Ralston and Margaret
Wesley Spellman in Hammonton, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Louise Spellman and Twanda Lewis; brother, Ralston Spellman Jr.; son-in-law, Eduardo Lowery and adopted stepson, Nathaniel Huggins Jr. He moved to Moyock, North Carolina as a child and was raised by Ella Cox Spellman, and completed his education in the Currituck County School System. His first step into employment arena started at Ballance Farm, Snow Jr. & King Contractors and Ford Motor Company only retiring when they forced him out by closing the plant and locking the gate. He was a member of New Weeping Mary Missionary Baptist Church, “Steeler Nation” The Pittsburg Steelers, UAW Local 919, Venture Van Club, avid Nascar Fan and Pool Player.
He leaves a legacy behind four daughters, Vickie Jones-Lowery, Carla (Richard) Adams both of Norfolk, VA, Faye (Michael)
Davender of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Alisha Hawkins of Virginia Beach, VA; seven sons, Wesley (Theresa) Jones and
Jarrell Boone of Chesapeake, Virginia, Christopher Roach of Virginia Beach, VA, Sandy (Sharon) Riley, Sr. of Houston, Texas,
E. Tony Gravely of Newport News, Virginia, Zachary Dunston, Sr. of Detroit, Michigan, Franchot Dunston of Moyock, North
Carolina; 22 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Margaret (Charlie) Blevins, Jeanette Spellman, Lorraine Lewis
and Gwen Spellman Parrilla; one brother, David Spellman; one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Spellman, a very special niece, Ruth
Ann Hughes, a special friend, Paulette Huggins, and 2 adopted step grandkids.

Viewing Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Wendy Johnson says

    Sincerest Condolences to the family of Franchot Tony “School Boy” Spellman. Working with him at Ford Norfolk Assembly made the job so much better. He was kind, always ready to help you out, or simply to encourage you to continue. ” You got this” . School boy, you will be missed! You were loved and admired by many!!
    ” GOD’S GOT YOU!!

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    Gwendolyn Parrilla says

    I love you brother but GOD loves you best i knew that this day was going to come i am sure going to miss talking with you on the phone but i will just remember all the good conversations we had and everything that you taught me over the years it was never a time that we didn’t agree on anything all the laughs that shared together i know that you’re in heaven looking down on me i know that you’re not here in the flash but here in the spirit i will remember all the good times we had together gone but never will you be forgotten by me now you can rest easy and in peace no more pain you will always be in my heart ❤❤❤❤forever your baby sister Gwendolyn Parrilla ???

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    Delainey & Alisha Hawkins says

    Dad, your heading home now to rest comfortably. We will miss you terribly; but I know your going to a better place. Say hi to Walter Payton for us. We love you always. Miss you, paw paw.
    Delainey, alisha & the Hawkins family

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    Venkia Jones says

    I love you grandad. Rest peacefully and you will be truly missed.

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    Anthonia Sawyer says

    Rest In Peace

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