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Cornelia Spivey

May 1, 1931 — October 7, 2020

Cornelia Branch Spivey, a lifelong resident of Lee County, born May 1, 1931 to Roy and Ruth Branch, passed away after a brief illness at Forsyth Medical Hospital in Winston-Salem.

For the last 3 years, Cornelia has lived at Brookridge Baptist Retirement Home in W-S to be closer to her family.  She may have left Sanford in body but her heart and soul forever remained here.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sanford and she worked for many years at Production Credit Association, which became Farm Credit.  She was a proud member of their retiree group as well as Professional Secretaries International.

 Cornelia is preceded in death by all of her Branch siblings, Ray, Eugene, Wingate, Wade, Minnie, Sam (James) and baby Louise. She is also preceded by her late husband, Stancil Spivey.

 Cornelia is survived by two sons, Barry (Pam) Tucker and Ron (Heather) Spivey. She is the proud grandmother of Kristin and Nicholas (Erica) Tucker and Jackson Spivey and great-grandmother of Hunter and Jordan Guthrie.

 She is survived by a special niece dear to her heart, Brenda Keller, and her husband Tommy (her personal handy man) and their son Andrew (Hannah).  She often shared Thursday night dinners with their families.

 The family would like to extend special appreciation to Cornelia’s caregivers whom she enjoyed and loved – Danielle, Lisa, Robin & Debby.

 A celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church.  Due to covid-19 restrictions the service will be limited to immediate family.  In lieu of flowers please, make a donation to your favorite charity. 


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