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Sally Ann Spruill-Brown was born to Robert Lonzo Spruill Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Spruill on 11/03/1947. Sally was happily married for 55 years to James O. Brown Sr. since 11/01/1968. They have two children Tina Shepherd and spouse Robert Shepherd and James O. Brown Jr. and spouse Tiffany Brown. Sally also has another son Steven Hopkins, who she loved dearly. She was one of six siblings. Julia Schroeder and spouse Gary Schroeder. Proceeded in death Donna Williams, Lucynda Jarvis, Rebecca Spruill, Robert Spruill Jr. Along with their parent Robert Spruill Sr and Annie Beth Spruill. Sally had one grandson her “Boy” James Aaron Shepherd. Numerous nieces that Sally helped raised and mentor in their lives, Norma Neel and spouse David Neel, Kathy Funderburke, Julie Anna Harrison and spouse CT Harrison, Kathy Howerton and spouse Hugh Howerton and Melissa Jones and spouse Brent Jones. Nephews that she adored Michael Wayne Schroeder, Jeremy Schroeder, and Roy Brown. Proceeded in death Anna Keller, Donald Brown, and Herman Brown. Numerous great nieces and nephews who she adored and loved.
Church was her lifeline. Being able to worship God on Wednesday and Sundays was such a light of her life. Giving back to the community whenever she could, either traveling with Volunteer Christian Builders or making beaded angles for Kairos Outside. Doing the Lord’s work and worshiping our Lord and Savior gave her the recharge to give back to those she loved.
Love your neighbor as yourself- Mark 12:31
Family was her life. Being the best wife, mother, sister, and aunt that anyone could ask for. Her greatest accomplishment was taking care of those who needed it. Being a lending ear, providing food and shelter whenever and whatever you needed. Making the environment around you as comfortable as possible. Having a gathering in her home was an activity she looked forward to. Having the family around her, seeing generation after generation growing up and living their lives. If her heart was a battery her family charged this battery with gatherings of love. Making sure her family’s stomach was full of home cooked food and a doggie bag going home with you. Sally always had containers for us to take something with us. A toy box for the kids. Always prepared at Christmas time if someone were to show up and she didn’t know they were coming to scramble behind the scenes to wrap a present she had hiding in the closet.
Friends were loved as family. Going fishing, traveling, doing volunteer work, playing dominos, or just sitting around drinking a cup of coffee. Sally loved whole heartedly as she did anything else in her life. Traveling and being there with those who had like minded intentions with giving back to this world and helping others.
Last, but defiantly not least being married for 55 years to James. Their lives crossed at a racetrack and Sally was smitten with him. They started out with hardly anything but love and a dirt track. Never realizing their relationship would be a gage of what true marriage was. Seeing how their love developed and was passed on generations after generation. Fishing, water skiing trips and enjoying each other’s company. Love was at the center of their relationship, and it showed throughout every day.