Eva G. Spivey
October 2, 1934 – January 24, 2019
Eva Bernice Gaw Spivey, 84, of Brandon, passed away at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Eva was born in Douglas County, Missouri on October 2, 1934 to Bertha and John Gaw. She attended school in Cabool, Missouri up to the 8th grade.
Eva married Maxwell D. Spivey on August 3, 1957. They were married for 36 years. Eva enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking, reading, and baking. Gardening was her true passion. She called it “playing in the dirt”. Eva grew fruit, vegetables, and the most beautiful flowers, especially roses. She loved to bake, called it “therapy” because on a bad day she could work out her frustrations kneading the dough then making delicious cinnamon and yeast rolls. Her other specialty was chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting. Eva loved reading her Bible, particularly the Psalms. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” Eva was a charter member of the church now named Heritage Baptist Church located in Byram, MS.
Eva is survived by her daughters, Shirley Hodges (Tom) of Forest, MS, and Ann Furman (Robert) of Pearl, MS; two grandchildren, Natalie Hodges and Jayden Furman; two nieces, as well as other relatives all over Missouri. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Gaw; husband, Maxwell D. Spivey; and daughter, Rachel T. Smith.
Funeral services will be held at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, MS on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 am.
The family of Eva G. Spivey would like to say a special “Thank You!” to Compassus staff for their kindness and provision of care with genuine heartfelt compassion. Also to the staff of BNRC for care given during her time there.
- Eva is survived by her daughters, Shirley Hodges (Tom) of Forest, MS, and Ann Furman (Robert) of Pearl, MS; two grandchildren, Natalie Hodges and Jayden Furman; two nieces, as well as other relatives all over Missouri. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Gaw; husband, Maxwell D. Spivey; and daughter, Rachel T. Smith.
- Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
Eva G. Spivey
Theresa Ray Toenyes
February 3, 2019
Mrs Spivey was my teacher at Capital City Baptist School. I remember her kindness and sweet gentle nature. Such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
February 2, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). O how we long for the day when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-4).
February 1, 2019
I love Mrs. Spivey,
Always the sweetest lady ever at church and school. I loved picking on her and seeing her big smile and laughter.
Prayers for the family
January 31, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Losing a loved one is very hard to cope with. One thing that helps me is a scripture found at 1 Corinthians 15:26. This provides me with so much hope. I hope it helps you all as well.