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Cornelia Spivey

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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A candle was lit in memory of Cornelia Spivey

JTK May 7 2022 1:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cornelia Spivey

Elaina May 7 2022 1:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cornelia Spivey

Brenda Keller May 5 2022 9:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cornelia Spivey

Elaina Mae Keller May 5 2022 9:14 AM

So very sad to hear of Ant Cornelia's passing.

Elaina Keller Nov 29 2021 9:33 AM

Very sorry to hear of Cornelia's death. I also worked at Farm Credit and knew Cornelia for several years.

Joyce Frye Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cornelia Spivey

Terry Spivey Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM

Barry, Ronald and family
Cornelia was a proud and friendly woman and stood her ground on her beliefs and faith. Her suffering is over and she is with her maker in Heaven. Our family will miss her it is sad to lose her on earth but there is another Angel that has her wings. WE love you Ina Mae and Terry Spivey

Terry Spivey Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM

Barry and Ronald, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. All of Center Church will remember her fondly.

charlene coffer gaster Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of this wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. (If there is a Bojangles in Heaven, I'm guessing that Cornelia and my mom are there together right now.)

Donna Thomas Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

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