Marion Lenzie Spires


Brother Marion Lenzie Spires age 81 of Marianna, FL passed away Thursday March 5th at his residence with his loving wife at his side.
Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Saturday March 14th at Ever Increasing Word of Faith Ministries located 3749 Skyview Road Marianna, FL with Bishop Flavous Pittman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery and with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. A public viewing will be held Friday March 13th from 3 to 6p.m. at the Shira Sr. and Chelcie Memorial Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL.
Brother Marion Lenzie Spires was born on May 21, 1938, to the late Ishmel and Ozie K. Spires. At an early age, he moved to Tampa, FL where he joined St. Mary and First Mount Carmel A.M.E. Church where he served faithfully.He retired from G.T.E. (Verizon) Communications after 30 years of service.He graduated from Jackson County Training School in the Class of 1957. He joined in covenant with Ever Increasing Word of Faith Church.
Precious memories of Marion will forever linger with his faithful wife, Ollie Diane Griffin-Spires; Two daughters: Sheila Godwin of Cottondale, Florida and Sharon Spires King of Tampa, Florida and one step-daughter: Lori Anne White-Staley (Rickey) of Riverview, Florida. Seven grandchildren: Ursula Bolds of Mississippi, Erica Williams, Brandi Godwin of Marianna, Florida, Alicia M. Godwin of Decatur, Georgia, Thaddeus Phillips, Jr., Aaron and Kiana King of Tampa, Florida and Three step-grandchildren: Jackson, Kennedy and Grant Staley of Riverview, Florida and twelve great grandchildren.
Sister: Dora Russ of Marianna, Florida; Brothers in Law: Earliest Van Griffin, Jr. (Peggy) of Woodbridge, Virginia and Glynn Griffin (Jonica) of Tampa, Florida;
Sister in Law: Marilyn McDuffie (Stanley) of Lexington, South Carolina and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.


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