Jenny Marie Spilling

April 18, 1934January 1, 2019

Jenny Marie Spilling, 84, of Southport, NC passed away on January 1, 2019.

Jenny was born in Norway on April 18, 1934. In 1951. at the young age of 17, she traveled by ship to Philadelphia to start a new life. She worked hard to put herself through Cosmetology school. Soon after graduating, she married the love of her life, Bjorge Spilling and began to build their life and family in Oak Valley, New Jersey.

Jenny often said that her greatest accomplishment was raising her children. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana.

She loved to make her Norwegian recipes, but gardening and animals were her passion. After moving to a small family farm in Kingston, New York, she enjoyed taking care of her goats, chickens, horses and many dogs and cats.

Jenny and Bjorge retired to St. Augustine, Florida and enjoyed many years of fun and sun. They had 56 beautiful years together in marriage. She will be dearly missed and remain forever in our hearts.

She is predeceased by her husband, Bjorge, son Bjorn Erik, and mother Klara Brinchmann.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Linda Spilling-Markey (David) of Palm Coast, FL., Carol Walker (David) of Beaufort, N.C., Susan Mazza (Anthony) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Shirley Duff (Terry) of Southport, N.C.; a son, Glenn Spilling (Christine) of St. Augustine, Fl., her brother Henry Brinchmann (Astrid) of Norway; 18 grandchildren,17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson, and many family members in Norway.

A celebration of Jenny’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lee Eiss officiating.

Flowers are welcome, however memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


26 January

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461


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Doug Lee

January 15, 2019

We are so saddened to hear about Mrs. Spilling! She was such a joy to have in our office. Her smiling face will be missed for sure. May you feel peace in knowing she had the best New Year celebration as she was reunited with her beloved, Mr. Spilling. Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Dr. Lee and staff at Wilmington Health Pulmonary