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Rosella Blanche (Phillips) Spivey

May 26, 1928 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 90)

Rosella Phillips Spivey, age 90, of Sanford, NC, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Coventry House in Siler City.

She was born in Chatham County on May 26, 1928 to the late Herman Bright Phillips and Mary Kate Phillips.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Purvis Spivey; son, Phillip Anthony Spivey; two brothers, Charles Phillips and Wayne Phillips; grandson, Christopher Spivey.  Rosella was a lifelong member of Gulf Presbyterian Church.

Rosella is survived by her son, Herman Spivey and wife, Mae of Sanford; daughter, Phyllis Spivey Williams and husband, Jimmy of Moncure; three grandchildren, Annette Spivey Kelly and husband, Kevin, Anthony Phillips and Amy Phillips Atkinson and husband, Christopher; six great-grandchildren, Mason Blell, Brody Blell, Brittany Sykes, Josh York, Lacy Atkinson and Brooklyn Kelly.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the fellowship hall of Gulf Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the church with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 or online at or Community Home Care and Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330

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