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Phyllis Denise Mitchell Spears

April 29, 1965 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Phyllis Denise Mitchell Spears Obituary

Phyllis Denise Mitchell Spears was the daughter of the late Lewis Mitchell and Francis Coston Mitchell. She was born on April 29, 1965. She peacefully departed this life on September 25, 2023.

She spent most of her life in Merriville-Coolidge, GA She was a 1983 graduate of Thomas County Central High School.

Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Lenard Spears, Sr. To this union, they were blessed with two sons, Lenard Spears, Jr. and Antonio Spears, Sr.

Phyllis loved the Lord as she gave her heart to Christ many years ago. She was an active member of  The Church In The Yard with Pastor Lenard Spears, Sr., until her health failed her. She was instrumental in raising over fifty children, that she didn’t birth. She was a loving person that opened her home to anyone standing in the need. Phyllis loved like no other, she didn’t care where you was from, who you was related to,  what  your race was, what part of town you lived in, rich or poor; she was always willing to lend a helping hand. She touched people lives like no other. No doubt that she had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour. She was a hard worker. She gave a lengthy time wherever she worked. 

She leaves to mourn, her husband, Pastor Lenard Spears, Sr.; her son, Lenard Spears, Jr.; her loving mother, Frances Coston Mitchell; two sisters, Jennifer (Kenny) Herring, Angelina (Tony) Mitchell; one brother, Charles Mitchell, all of Merriville; two grandsons, Antonio Spears, Jr. and Cameron Spears; mother in law, Joyce Spears, sister in law, Dedra (Alvin) Johnson; five nephews, Leroy Herring, Orlando, FL, Clifton Curry, Atlanta, GA, Devon (Meka) Curry, Valdosta, GA, Phillip Herring, Merriville, GA, Devin Johnson, Upper Marlboro, MD; three nieces, Cierra Lee, San Antonio, TX, Jasmine Clark, Meigs, GA, Mya Johnson, Upper Marlboro, MD; three great nieces, six great nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Mitchell , her sister, Linda Mitchell, her loving son, Antonio Spears, Sr., and father in law, Johnny Spires.


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Public Viewing
September 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopkins Mortuary Chapel
1318 West Jackson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792

Graveside Service
September 30, 2023

10:00 AM
Evergreen Church Cemetery
6399 Woodhaven Rd
Pavo, GA 31778


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