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“Dear Dotty,My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom's longevity is so impressive in light of the fragility of our bodies as we age. It is...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Buhler - Roswell, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dotty.Your Mom was such a sweet and precious lady.God Bless you and family. Love you.. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Doyle&Sissy Stone Jeffersonville

“Dotty, my prayers are with you during this time. Your mother will be missed by all, but just know she will always be close to your heart. Precious...Read More »
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“Mary and I send our thoughts and prayers to Dotty and her family. May their beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother rest in His eternal...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Williams - Cumming, GA

“I was blessed to have known Madeline. She was a kind and wonderful lady, a mother to us all. She will be sorely missed. Prayers for the family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Marsha Saum - Roswell, GA

“We love you Mama Too. ”
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Madeline Pless Spillers was born on April 5, 1916 to John Larkin and Nora Burnette Pless. She entered heaven's gates on February 11, 2018.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday February 15, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey officiate

On July 8, 1940, she married Grady Spillers. They had two children: John Wayne Spillers (Katie) of Panama City, FL and Dorothy Spillers Rhineheart Etris of Johns Creek, GA. They were blessed with four grandchildren: John G. Spillers (Lori), Gregory W. Spillers, Jeffrey S. Rhineheart (Nancy) and Tiffany Amanda Rhineheart. Great-grandchildren added to her happiness: Kelsey Spillers, Brandon Rhineheart, Blake Rhineheart, Morgan Spillers, Joseph Spillers, Taylor Sullivan and Jayden Latham. She cherished her many nieces and nephews and held them close in her heart.

Madeline was the consummate homemaker learning skills at a young age when her mother was sick. Upon her mother's death, she accepted the responsibility of keeping home for her father and five brothers. For her husband and children she created a home filled with joy, love and friendships yet strong enough to weather storms. She loved jewelry, makeup, and pretty clothes but never believed material things were the measure of a life. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, being active in church and her community.

Greatest of all was her ability to give unconditional love that knew no end. She made each person feel that he or she was her favorite. Madeline was a strong, determined woman whose faith guided her in all decisions, sustained her through hardships and allowed her to appreciate each blessing. She was spunky, filled with life, laughter, and never met a stranger. Many changes took place during her long life and she embraced new technology and vowed never to let herself be stuck in the past.

Her parents, siblings, husband, son, numerous relatives and cherished friends preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00 PM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.

Funeral Home
Banks Funeral Home
210 N. Main Street Sylvester, GA 31791
Tel. (229) 776-2055

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