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Mrs. Della  Pearce Spruill

Mrs. Della Mae Pearce Spruill (Artis )

Wednesday, February 16th, 1938 - Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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Della Mae Pearce Artis was born on February 16, 1938, in Kenly, NC, to Alexander and Rosetta Pearce.

She departed this life on February 3, 2021, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.
Della was the oldest of three children.

Della received her formal education in Kenly, NC. Her hobbies were sewing and arts and crafts. She was well known for her cooking and baking. Della loved baking cakes for her church, friends, and family.

She loved spending time with her family, and she was loved by everyone that knew her, but most of all, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and serving and learning about him.

Della worked at Bruce Foods in Wilson for many years until she retired.

She was a member of White Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Pikeville, NC, under the leadership of Pastor Dorian Suggs. She was a faithful member and had a true love for her church family. Della was united in marriage to Nathaniel Spruill on October 2, 2004. She had seven children from a previous marriage to Johnny Artis, Jr.

Della is preceded in death by parents Alexander and Rosetta Pearce, her brother; Charles Pearce, and Sister Arlene Pearce Taylor.

Della leaves to cherish her memories five daughters: Pearline Artis and Deborah Hardy (Milton) of Raleigh, NC; Shirlene Scott (Eric) and Jacqueline Holden (Martin) of Goldsboro, NC; Beverly Artis of Dudley, NC; two sons: Michael Artis, Wilson, NC, and Donald Artis of Dudley, NC. 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one Aunt Irene Exum and four brothers-in-law : George Taylor, Willie Frank Artis (Mattie), Ronnie Artis, and Ervin Peacock; 1 sister in law; Ernestine Lewis (Thadeus) and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Serenity Memorial Funeral Home
    401 N. William Street
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 1:00pm
    Serenity Memorial Funeral Home
    401 N. William Street
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Interment

    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 |
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021
    Wayne Memorial Park -South
    2925 US 117
    DUDLEY, NC 28333
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Posted at 03:29pm
She was the one of the greeters on Mothers Day service at White Oak and she could dress as well. Sweet memories
Linda and Ashley from New Bethel Fremont NC

Caroline Gibbs

Posted at 09:56pm
Della always made me feel special because she was special. I love and will me her.
Caroline Gibbs

Nora Lane-Lucas

Posted at 05:02pm
So sorry to learn of Sister Della's passing . She will be sorely missed, but we pray that you will find peace and comfort in JESUS knowing that he make no mistake. Rest Sis. Della from your labor. Praying much for the family with loving concern ---Sis. Nora Lane-Lucas & husband Carl & Sis. Nellie Edwards

Caroline Gibbs

Posted at 02:19pm
Della was my first cousin and always was like another sister to me. Arlene, Della and I always had fun together, shopping, and riding around. I will miss the christmas dinners she always invited the family to. She was loved and will be missed.
Romather Gibbs and Family

Curtis Bond and Kayzandra Exum Bond

Posted at 01:14pm
Cousin Della Mae was truly lovely woman. With love please accept our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you all.
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