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Vivian T. Spence


Sunrise: September 2, 1932

Sunset: May 29, 2019

Vivian Thelma Spence was born September 2, 1932 in Chesapeake, VA (formerly Norfolk County) to the late Edward James Sivels and Viola Smith Sivels. Vivian was a Registered Nurse and worked for Norfolk General Hospital for many years. She was a former member of Gabriel Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and had a position as Secretary.

Vivian was an active member of the Tidewater Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America until her health failed. She was married to the late Colby Spence. They were blessed with a son Colby Spence (Angela) and daughter Michelle Spence. Vivian was predeceased by her sister Catherine S. Cuffee (Booker T.-deceased) and brothers Edward (Minnie) and James (Emma) Sivels and sister, Sarah Grandy (Charles-deceased). Vivian is also survived by her lifetime partner Eddie L. Davis;
special nephew, Bishop Stanley L. Sivels, Sr.; special niece Bonnie Sivels and Vivian Debrah Bank; special son, Allen Charity; daughter she helped raise, Kristy Jennette and Robin Coleman; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Viewing Friday, June 7, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    dab says

    Sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time. We yearn for the day we will reunite with our loved ones, John 5:28,29

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      Emma and Antoinette Johnson says

      With Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayer to the Spence Family: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
      May God be your tender comfort in some sorrow and bring peace and strength in the days to come. Just know that as the Lord holds you extra close to His heart during this difficult time, I’ll be holding you extra close in prayer and love.
      From, Emma Lou and Antoinette Johnson with love

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    Evangelist Deborah D. Williams says

    Evangelist Ministry of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.
    Prayers to our beloved member: Min. Michelle Spence granddaughter of Mo. Vivian Spence.

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    Frances L.Dixon says

    My prayers go out to Elder Michelle Spence for the passing of her Grandmother.
    Love Puff
    Tidewater Va.Chapter Gmwa

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    P. Diane Rountree says

    Elder Michelle Spence, you and your family have my sincere condolences. Your grandmother was a wonderful woman. God Bless You and your family.

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    P. Diane Rountree says

    Elder Michelle Spence, you and your family have my sincere condolences. Your grandmother was a wonderful woman.

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    LUCILLE SIVELS NICHOLES says

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Michelle and family.

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    April (Debra) Odom says

    “Once the tears have dried up, and you have said your goodbyes, what is left is the beautiful and happy memories that you shared with your mother. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with your mom, accept my sincere condolences”

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    Betty Marsh says

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Vivian Spence. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Betty Marsh and Family

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