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Delois Elizabeth Alford Spellman

May 17, 1949 — May 16, 2021

Delois Elizabeth Alford-Spellman was born on May 17, 1948, in Bennettsville, SC to the late Vice Alford and Mary Matilda Johnson Alford. Proceeding in death, she had 6 sisters and 5 brothers. She departed this life on May 16, 2021, at Rex Hospital. She enjoyed cooking delicious dishes for everyone and spreading her love to us all.
Delois attended Short Journey School in Smithfield and furthered her career as Dietary Aide for Johnston Lee head start. In her spare time, she catered for different events and worked at the Lazy O Farm and the Pond at Lazy O Farm in Smithfield.
She joined Wesley AME Church at a very early age, and she loved her church. She was very dedicated and committed to God and Wesley Chapel where she served faithfully in many areas.
Over the years, Delois held various roles at Wesley Chapel AME Church including serving as a member of the Pastor Aide Committee, Women's Missionary Society, the Usher Board, and the Kitchen Committee. She was a lead singer of Wesley's Gospel Choir, Faithful Gospel Singers, the new Birth Choir, and the Praise Team. She also joined the J.O.C.O. Community Choir and N.C. Annual Conference Choir, Stewardess Board, Usher Board, Class Leader, and Trustee.
Delois's favorite sayings were" I got you prayed up and God's got your back" & "I love you to the moon and beyond". When anyone would say "I love you" she would respond " I love you more". The message that she wants all her friends and family to know is to "Trust in God and keep the faith, live a clean and pure life".
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: 5 children, (proceed in death) Bobby Lee Sanders; Mr. Tony Sanders of Apex, NC; Mrs. Doris Medlin (Neil) of Angier, NC; Mrs. Angela Allen (Juan) of Bluffton, SC; Mrs. Shelby Failey (Rodney) of Charleston, SC. 16 grandkids, 10 great grand-kids One sister; Mrs. Betty Williams of Four Oaks, NC; 4 sisters-in-laws: Mrs. Lina Alford of Apex, NC; Mrs. Linda Alford and Zola Mae Alford both of Clayton NC; Helen Stancil of Raleigh NC; One great aunt, Mrs. Betsy Buntion of Bennettsville, SC and her church Family -Wesley Chapel AME, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Friday, May 21
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Saturday, May 22
2:00 PM
Wesley Chapel AME Church
867 Cleveland Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577
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Service Schedule

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Friday, May 21, 2021

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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