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Evelyn E. Spicely

August 8, 1908 July 20, 2010
Evelyn E. Spicely
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Evelyn Elizabeth Spicely was born on August 8, 1908 in Blackstone, Virginia. She was the third of seven children born to the late Lazarus A. and Alberta Wynn Spicely.
Evelyn attended school in Nottoway County and accepted Christ at an early age. Evelyn moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was a domestic worker until her retirement. She became a member of Wayland Temple Baptist Church.
While in Philadelphia, Evelyn became a member of the Eastern Star- Mary Cooper Chapter #14, Matthew Chapter #65, Eastern Star P.H.A.; Hiram Court #10, Order of Cyrenes, P.H.A.; Persia Court #32, Heroines of Jericho, P.H.A. where she served as Royal Commandress from 1964-65. She was an avid sports fan loving horse racing, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies Baseball Team, the Philadelphia 76 Sixers Basketball Team or any other sport that appeared on TV.
Evelyn had no biological children but was loved, respected, and adored by her nephew, great nephews, niece, great-great-niece and nephew, her God child and other relatives. Many of Lincoln and Maryland’s friends who knew her referred to her lovingly as “Aunt Bubba”.
Evelyn (“Aunt Bubba”) was “A Great Lady”. She was beautiful, comical, energetic and wise. She enjoyed traveling, serving in the Eastern Star, and representing the Spicely and Wynn Families as its most seasoned living member for the past several years. She lived her remaining eleven years in the home of her devoted only nephew, Lincoln (“Tommy”) Spicely and his wife Maryland in Chesapeake, Virginia. Evelyn was a special addition to their household where she was able to enjoy her nephew, great-nephews and great-great niece and nephew. She was loved by all of Lincoln and Maryland’s family, friends and neighbors. Her sweet calm spirit and quiet personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
At the 100th birthday celebration of Evelyn, a guest asked her how old she was, she responded, “I’m as old as my tongue, but not as old as my teeth”. She continued to be blessed at 100 with humor and wit!Those, remaining to cherish and remember Evelyn’s longevity of 101 years, 11 months and 20 days are: one nephew, Lincoln T. Spicely (Maryland), two great nephews, L. Darnell and Lamar D. Spicely, (Kimberly); one great-great niece, Deja Spicely; one great-great nephew, Lucas L. Spicely, two God-children, L. Darnell Spicely; and Demani B. Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends amassed during her time on this earth.
Special thanks is extended to Evelyn’s Aids, and (“our village”), Dana Adams, Kimberly Coles, Candi Pope, Carolyn Britt and Joyce Small for the many years of loving and dedicated care and comfort they provided to her.
Funeral Services Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:00 noon at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone with interment in the Greenview Cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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