Cora Louisa Brooks Spiva
January 2, 1930 – May 2, 2019
Cora L. Spiva went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 2, 2019, who she knew was preparing a place for her. “… I go to prepare a place for. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14: 2-3.
During her years on this earth she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Alfred Brooks and Dora Ellen Brooks, her husband of 63 years, Loren Wayne Spiva, one sister, Dorothy Gallivan (Leonard), and two brothers, John Brooks and Art Brooks.
She is survived by her four children, Stephen Dale Spiva (Barbara), Clarence Edward Spiva (Carol), Patricia Ione Marcoux (Gary) and Lorayne Sue Spiva, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Beulah Brooks and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cora grew up in Boise, Idaho where she attended Boise High School. She grew up in the Church of the Nazarene where she sang in the choir, often arranged flowers for the church sanctuary and taught Sunday school most of her adult life. She was a stay-at home mom who loved her children and imparted to them a love of family, honor for country and strong Christian values. When the children were grown she worked at HUD for seventeen years until her retirement. She loved nature, hymns and the Bible. All who knew her knew how she loved her family and her Savior.
Services will be held at Catawba Funeral Home in Hickory, NC at 2pm Saturday, May 4, 2019.
The family will receive friends prior to service from 1:00 to 1:45pm at the Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com.
The Spiva family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.
- Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2019