Garrie C. Spivey

Sunrise: December 28, 1949

Sunset: September 18, 2020

Garrie Cornelius Spivey, son of the late Thee Artis Spivey, Sr. and Hattie Drake Spivey, transitioned from his home to his new home in glory on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Garrie was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July 1969. Garrie served his country honorably and humbly in the Vietnam War, earning a purple heart.

He worked in several positions with the Federal Government and private contractors at local shipyards. Out of all of his employment experiences, his favorite job was working with his brothers (The Spivey Boys) as professional painters on residential and commercial properties. During his downtime, Garrie took advantage of attending Norfolk State College (now University) intermittently.

Garrie was blessed with a wonderful wife and former classmate Francyne Virginia Wilson Baker and her two lovely daughters and one handsome son, Garrie adored his wife and children, and their home was always filled with laughter and happiness. When their daughter, DeLisa Baker, died in September 1990, they adopted her newborn, Jasmyne Cornelia Spivey, and reared her to adulthood.

Garrie and Francyne dedicated their lives to Christ. They began a journey of ministering to the lost, broken-hearted, those who were ill, imprisoned, and bereaved. At the time of his death, he was an ordained pastor at Greater Grace Ministries in Norfolk, Va., under the leadership of Pastors George and Domergue Chavis.

In addition to his parents, Garrie was predeceased by his beloved wife, Francyne; his daughter, DeLisa Baker; his siblings, Thee Artis, Jr., Trevior Artway, Sr., Reginald Norfleet Spivey, and Willie Mae Spivey Harris.

He leaves to cherish memories of his beautiful life: two daughters, DeTrae Baker-Washington (Kevin); Jasmyne Spivey Williams (Shaun); one son, Curtis Baker, Jr.; special son Eric Brian; one sister, Lula Spivey Thornton; grandchildren DeLisa (Lerone), Kynettra, DeMetri, Ciara, Isaiah, Tristyn and Camryn; a number of great grandchildren; and a myriad of nieces, nephews, god-children and friends.

Viewing Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, October 2, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Betty Speller Clark says

    So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Garrie.
    Sending prayers of comfort to the family.

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    Ovis Mangum says

    So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. Rest with GOD and in peace Garrie.

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    Rodney Mangum says

    So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace Garrie.

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    Dwight Towler says

    My sincere condolences. May God comfort and sustain his family during this time of transition. BTW Class of 1968, Dwight Towler

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    Dwight Towler says

    My sincere condolences. May God comfort and sustain his family during this time of transition. BTW Class of 1968

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    Julia Friday Spivey says

    To the family of Garrie Spivey:
    May you find STRENGTH from the love and care that surrounds you
    COMFORT in the memories of all you shared..
    PEACE as you move forward with your loved one in your heart.

    Hope you can feel all the love and support being sent your way.
    Love you, Uncle Michael & Aunt Julia Spivey

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    To our dear neighbor and friend, Lula Thorton and the entire family. Only in times like these do we experience God’s comforting power through the presence of His Holy Spirit. May you find additional comfort in knowing we are praying for you all.

    With our love and prayers,
    Your Varsity Manor Neighbors,
    The Hayes Family

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    Kathy Mangum-Parker says

    My sincere condolences to the Spivey family. May God comfort bring you comfort and peace.

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      Robert & Deborah Dooley says

      Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. May God give you peace and comfort in your time of bereavement. We loved Pastor Garrie, he will be greatly missed.

      Robert & Deborah Dooley

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    Sharon Nash says

    My deepest sympathies goes to the Spivey 👪.Rest In Peace My Brother.

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      Donna Stewart says

      Dear family are sincere condolence to the family may God comfort you and all the memories that you all shared with such a wonderful man God will guide you through this time of bereavement we love you we are just a phone call away Troy and Donna Stewart and family

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    Solomon T. Palmer III says

    My Sincere Condolences and Deepest Sympathy;
    I am so saddened to hear about the Loss of your Loved One
    May GOD give the Family all the Strength, Peace and Love to endure!!
    Garrie, Rest In Peace My Fellow Marine !!
    “Semper Fi”

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    Perry & Yvonne Williams Raleigh NC says

    To the entire family we honor God as we know his Peace and Strength will guide you all through this time of bereavement.
    God’s Angels rejoice again we say rejoice!
    Daddy Beep rest in your ‘Father God’ arms, to be absent from the body is present with the Lord!

    Love, prayers and blessings in the days ahead.
    Our condolences,
    Perry & Yvonne Williams, Jr. & Family
    Raleigh, NC

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    Art & Roz Stanley says

    Garrie was always adding laughter and joy whenever you encountered him. He was sensitive to those around him being sure to give attention to each person as if they were his only best friend. Garrie & Francyne together made an awesome duo in giving and sharing with many because of their love for God and His people. He will be sorely missed. I am grateful to have had the privilege of knowing him and am rejoicing that he has made it to his true home! My family send our condolences to Mama Lula and all of the family with a prayer for God’s comfort and peace to consume you and His grace to guide you through the days ahead. With much love❤️ Caldwell Stanley Dominguez family

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    Marlo Cooke-Forbes says

    RIP Uncle Garrie!! I LOVE YOU!!😇

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    Alex Glover says

    R.I.P my friend. It was a joy and blessing to able to call you Friend.

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