Nellie H. Spano
April 9, 1919 – January 11, 2019
Nellie H. Spano, 99 years old, of Columbus, GA., passed away January 11, 2019. Graveside services will be held at Parkhill Cemetery at 11 o’clock on Monday, January 14, 2019 with Father Frank Patterson of Holy Family Catholic Church officiating. Family will receive friends immediately after the graveside service. Mrs. Spano was born in Cuthbert, GA. on April 9, 1919 to the late Fred Roy Hatchell and Archie Belle Hewitt. She was a graduate of The City Hospital Nursing School in 1941. Mrs. Spano worked at Saint Francis Hospital as a nurse and retired in 1986 after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. She was preceded in death by Barto Spano, her devoted husband of fifty-nine years.
Survivors include her children, Barbara S. Cooke of Columbus, GA. and Ricky Spano (Vicki) of Midland, GA.; grandchildren, Brad Cooke (Dana), Bart Cooke (Harmony), Marcus Spano (Cynthia) and Sunday Sanders (Eddie); six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the Grove Terrace Staff at Orchard View Nursing Facility for their compassionate care. Also, a very special thank you to Debbie Garner, Tracy Lias and Youlanda Short from Columbus Hospice for outstanding concern and devotion shown to Mrs. Spano. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA. 31909. Fond memories and condolences may be shared at www.SHColumbus.com for the Spano family.
- Barbara S. Cooke, Daughter
- Ricky (Vicki) Spano, Son
- Brad (Dana) Cooke, Grandchild
- Bart (Harmony) Cooke, Grandchild
- Marcus (Cynthia) Spano, Grandchild
- Sunday (Eddie) Sanders, Grandchild
- Mrs. Spano also leaves behind six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild along with a host of other extended relatives and friends to cherish her loving memory.
- Graveside Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
Nellie H. Spano
January 13, 2019
To Ricky, Barbara and the entire Spano Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, in the loss of your mother Nell. She gave so much of herself to you, as you have given back to her in return. It was always a pleasure to see Aunt Nell and Uncle Barto, and they always received us with loving arms.
May God receive Nell, as well , into his loving arms, and may she rest in peace with all of our family, that have departed, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Patrick and Stacey Rouss, and family.
January 13, 2019
Barbara , Ricky and family, My thoughts are with the family for the loss of your dear mother Nellie. May you receive comfort from Jesus words "I’m the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me even though he dies, will come to life." (John 3:16) May this bring the family peace and hope.
January 12, 2019
TO RICK, BARBARA AND THE ENTIRE SPANO FAMILY. FROM THE MUSULMAN /ROUSS FAMILY WE ARE EXTREMELY SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF AUNT NELL. WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR HEART FELT PRAYERS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOU AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME. AUNT NELL WAS A BLESSING AND A TREASURE FOR ALL OF US WHO KNEW HER. PERSONALLY, AS A CHILD AND TEENAGER GOING TO COLUMBUS AND VISITING WITH UNCLE BARTO AND AUNT NELL LEFT ME WITH SO MANY FOND MEMORIES I SHALL CHERISH AND NEVER FORGET. WE ALL LOVED THEM VERY MUCH. STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL. MAY AUNT NELL RECEIVE ALL OF GOD'S BLESSINGS AND MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. JOSEPH MUSULMAN AND FAMILY