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Sean Spratling "Sprat"


Sunrise: March 14, 1989

Sunset: April 3, 2018

Sean Kiara Spratling, known as “Sprat”, transitioned from Earth to gain his heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1989 to Willie and Lee Ann (formly) Spratling in Norfolk, VA. Sean received his early education through Chesapeake Public Schools. He graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian Academy in 2007, He loved sports thereby he played football with Oscar Smith as well as Atlantic Shores Christian School in Virginia Beach, VA. Thereafter, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University majoring in Entrepreneurship in May 2015.
Sean spent the past 16 years of his life mastering his craft of being an amazing barber who could visualize a masterpiece and cut it on anyone’s head. Barbering is an understatement for Sean he was an artist with unlimited skills. He was a role model to many aspiring barbers and spent time sharing his talent to help any other upcoming barbers. He provided any grooming service you could think of; created and designs for album covers, designed phone cases and was an upcoming photographer and creator of Stylez Global Media. The talent he possessed was one of a kind and he was a true mastermind. If Sean wasn’t working which was rare, he spent time playing video games, rooting for his favorite football team the Baltimore Ravens or researching ways to achieve his most recent goal of starting “Stylez by Sprat Grooming Studio”, a mobile grooming service that would allow him to be a travelling barber. He was a “sneakerhead”,(shoes), loved traveling, cars (Acura’s, Honda’s) and spending quality time with family.  Most importantly he loved life and enjoyed every day of the life he lived.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather; William Godfrey and grandmother; Annie Spratling.
He leaves to cherish his memory his father Willie Spratling; mother Lee Ann (Steven) Stepney, grandfather; John Spratling, grandmother; Louise(Bobby) Collier  two sisters; Tasha Reese and Jayda Spratling; two nephews; Da’quan Spratling and Ja’vion Jones; close friends who were like brothers to him; Cuts & Styles Unlimited and Made Men Barber family; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and so many clients who will deeply miss him. When you think of Sean, you think of never ending laughs (he was a true comedian) a positive spirit, a hard worker who never gave up and a dreamer who never slept and made sure that he reached his goals. His life has touched so many people and his legacy shall live on through every life he touched. His smile was contagious, and you knew whatever he was going to say next would make you laugh.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Viewing Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Street Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA

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    Gwen,Nicole and Jasmine says

    LeAnn may God keep you wrapped in his arms at this difficult time.

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      Gwen,Nicole and Jasmine says

      LeeAnn Spratling may God keep you wrapped in his arms at this different time.

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    Gwen,Nicole and Jasmine says

    Willie Spratling keep holding on to God hands and he’ll get you through this.

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    Sandrine Lamb says

    Sean you will deeply be missed!!! To the family may God continue to keep you, dry away your tears, hold you in his arms when times become to hard to bear and rejoice in knowing that God never makes any mistakes – Love Sandrine

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    Mario Hall says

    Praying for your family. May God continue to bless your family during this time. You will truly be missed but not forgotten.

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    Cynthia Horton/Kenneth &Xavier Ellison says

    In ours prayers

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    Shawanda Robinson & Family, LZMBC says

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Keep in your heart God’s word, Isaiah 57: 1-2, The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57: 1-2.

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    Sinclair and Ollie Mosley says

    Dear Stephen and Lee Ann,
    We were saddened to learn of Sean’s passing, you are in our prayers asking God to be a Comfort to you during this difficult time.
    Grief can be so hard but our special memories help us cope.
    With Our Love,
    Brother Sinclair and Sister Ollie Mosley

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    Janet James says

    May the Peace of God that surpass all understanding keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

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    Lynn Godfrey says

    Lee Ann it was an honor to meet you and witness your eloquent grace and hear you speak so fondly of your precious son, Sean. May God’s peace continue to be with you.

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    C. Prince says

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Please find comfort thru the Holy Scriptures that assures us the true God cares for you at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Please accept my sincere condolences

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    Gale Hall says

    On behalf of the Hall family, we send our condolences and prayers to your family during this most difficult time. Sean was my son’s barber and a good friend to him, as well as a graduate of our school – Atlantic Shores Christian School. Please know that you are covered in prayer by our family, our church, and Atlantic Shores.

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    Renita Jarrett says

    Lee Ann and Willie my condolences goes out to you with a heavy heart. I had the pleasure of meeting you when Sean was little, and you guys did a amazing job. Just remember that God has never left your side.

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    Gregory & Melvinia Winder says

    Mr. Willie and Mrs. Lee Ann,
    We know the loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
    Our condolences.

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