Madeline Pless Spillers, 101 years of age, born April 5, 1916, entered heaven’s gates on February 11, 2018.
In 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.
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 life. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, being active in church and her community.
Greatest was her ability to give unconditional love that knew no end, making each person feel that he or she was her favorite. Madeline was a strong, determined, compassionate woman whose faith guided her in all decisions, sustained her through hardships and allowed her to appreciate each blessing. Spunky, filled with life and laughter, she never met a stranger.
The memorial service was held at Banks Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester, GA with her daughter, Dotty Etris, giving her eulogy and officiated by the Reverend Grady Morey. She was placed to rest at Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.