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“MS. SPELLMAN WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL LADY. EVERYONE LOVED HER AT OUR DIALYSIS CENTER. SO LOVING AND KIND TO EVERYONE. WE ALL GONE MISS HER DEARLY. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: NORMA BRYANT - CLAYTON, NC

“Mrs. Spellman was such a sweetheart, she sat next to me at dialysis and was one of the first people I met there. So kind, loving and giving, she will...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Daisy Leach Smith - Friend

“May God will be with you in your time of loss remember that Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal weeping may endure for the night but joy...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carl Crews - Raleigh, NC - friend

“I will miss your warm smile and cooking. You were an inspiration to me. God bless. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Brookie Glaspie - Smithfield, NC

“I'm sorry for you all loss. Praying for you all. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Rose Campbell - Willow Spring, NC

“We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Elder Porter

“I love you Auntie! Rest in peace. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Toni Rand - Knightdale, NC

“Sending my Condolences to the family with love. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Perry - Raleigh, NC

“Wishing you Peace,Comfort and Hope in the midst of your sorrowOur Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to the Alford and Spellman FamiliesBlessings,Willie and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Constance Dunston - Clayton, NC

“Going to miss you Auntie our talk on the phone and looking at all the delicious cakes and pies u make. I love you and going to miss you❤&...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Debra Alford5 - Clayton


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.

Visitation:
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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Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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