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Jean N. Spruill


Sunrise: June 9, 1931

Sunset: October 2, 2019

Jean N. Spruill daughter of the late Joseph & Lucinda Carrington Mackey was born June 9, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the third child of four children with one surviving sister, Elaine Dunn of Norfolk. She was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Parker and one brother, Joseph Mackey Jr. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System.

Jean was united in marriage to the late Erma Spruill on September 13, 1948 until his death for 50 years. They had six wonderful children, which three preceded her in death, Erma Dewitt Spruill(son), Alvita Clark (daughter) and Denise Spruill (infant daughter). Jean accepted the Lord in her life at an early age and was a member of Gilmerton Star A.M.E. Zion Church, where she served as a door keeper, choir member and a trustee. She worked in the Norfolk Public Schools System as a custodian and cafeteria worker for 33 years until she retired.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters; Elder Betty S. Dean (Festus), Evonne K. Bryant and one son, Daniel L. Spruill Sr. ten grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, twenty-five great- great grandchildren, a special friend Mr. Stanley Lowe, two sisters–in–law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Thursday, October 10, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Friday, October 11, 2019 11:00am Gilmerton Star AME Zion Church 1722 Shell Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Marcy M. Spence says

    Grandma Jean you may be gone from us in the physical world, but you will never be gone from our hearts. We love you more than you will ever know. It hurts bad that you had to leave us but I know that now you are in a better place. I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY

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      Keith Gary Stallings says

      Love u cuz thank u for everything you did for me wen I was a little boy u have shown me a lot thanks u in still with me I kno tht but I didn’t get a chance to see say see u later this is not good bye this is see u later love u always

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    Derrick & Mona Zinnerman says

    Our sincere condolences to the family and especially our daughter-in-law, Sherry. May God give you all the strength to endure during your time of bereavement.

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    Denise Walk says

    Grandma, I miss and love you so much, Its hard right now for me to believe that your are gone. You will forever live in my heart. You was the best grandma ever and my best friend. ” When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”. I love you

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    Uncle Ronald and Family! says

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Quisa says

    Wow grandma this is real. Thank you so much for the countless life lessons you’ve taught me. You loved and accepted me as one of your very own and for this I say thank you. Rest on my beautiful queen your victory has been won ❤️❤️❤️

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    KEITH STALLINGS says

    Hey I will miss u still love u Always u r in my heart always and for ever gotten but not forgotten u r in a much better place look down with smile love cuz

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    Dr. Andrew and Teresa Carrington Family says

    Dear Jean N. Spruill Family,
    We are truly saddened upon the loss of Cousin Jean. Our hearts are with you and may the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Please take comfort, Jean is an angel with her arms wrapped around you and, as always, she will continue to watch over you. Jean’s greatest joy was making you and everyone happy, and we will never be same without her. Jean never knew what it is to fail; never knew what it is to be too old or too tired to do anything; she lived a full, wonderful life. We will cherish her memory forever.
    We love you!
    The Carrington Family

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    The Carrington Family says

    Dear Jean N. Spruill Family,
    We are truly saddened upon the loss of Cousin Jean. Our hearts are with you and may the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Please take comfort, Jean is an angel with her arms wrapped around you and, as always, she will continue to watch over you. Jean’s greatest joy was making you and everyone happy, and we will never be same without her. Jean never knew what it is to fail; never knew what it is to be too old or too tired to do anything; she lived a full, wonderful life. We will cherish her memory forever.
    We love you!
    The Carrington Family

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    The Carrington Family says

    Dear Jean N. Spruill Family,
    We are truly saddened upon the loss of Cousin Jean. Jean never knew what it is to fail; never knew what it is to be too old or too tired to do anything; she lived a full, wonderful life. Jean’s greatest joy was making you and everyone happy, and we will never be same without her. Our hearts are with you and may the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Please take comfort, Jean is an angel with her arms wrapped around you and, as always, she will continue to watch over you. We will cherish her memory forever.
    We love you!
    The Carrington Family

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    The Carrington Family says

    Dear Jean N. Spruill Family,
    We are truly saddened upon the loss of Cousin Jean. Jean never knew what it is to fail; never knew what it is to be too old or too tired to do anything; she lived a full, wonderful life. Jean’s greatest joy was making you and everyone happy, and we will never be same without her. We will cherish her memory forever.
    We love you!
    The Carrington Family

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