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Official Obituary of

Martha Sue (Heaps) Spruell

October 25, 1932 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Martha Sue (Heaps) Spruell Obituary

Martha “Sue” Spruell age 91, of Mt. Hope, AL, passed away on February 21, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 25, 1932, into a farming family. Farm life continued when she married her childhood sweetheart in May 1950, and they began farming. She retired from a successful career at Alfa Insurance in 2000 as a Supervising CSR. She was an active member of the Mt. Hope Baptist Church.  

She had a personality that lit up a room. She loved to bake and give to others in need. She had a gift of hospitality and people always felt at home around her. She made her home the center to all who knew her. If you came to Sue’s house, you were fed and welcomed with open arms. She was a prayer warrior and kept tightly connected to a network of Godly friends. She said many times “To have a friend, you have to be a friend.”- She truly lived out that quote!

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Judy Spruell; son, Wayne Spruell (Sherry); daughter-in-law, Lynn Spruell; two sisters, Jean Rutherford and Dean Wright; two granddaughters, Christy Kerr Bowman (Ed) and Elizabeth Spruell (Scott); grandson, Jonathan Spruell; three great-granddaughters, Madilyn Rhodes, Reece Montgomery, and Mia Rhodes; two great-grandsons, Max Rhodes and Reagan Bowman; and she had a host of loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Herman and Nora King Heaps; husband, Hershel Spruell; son, Sam Spruell; two brothers, Leo Heaps and Olen Heaps; four sisters, Mary
Lou Lane, May Hood, Faye Parker, and Betty Morris.

Pallbearers will be Allen Pickens, Allen Montgomery, Ricky Rhodes, Max Rhodes, Braxton Smith, and Braden Woodard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joey Bean, Farley Wayne Spruell, and all nephews.

Public visitation will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 26, 2024, at Parkway Funeral Home with Dr. Carlos Sibley officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Hope Methodist Cemetery.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Dr. Theresa Lango and Dr. Aaron Karr, Alabama Hospice of the Shoals, and private caregiver, Michelle Riddle.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Outreach Ministry at Old Town Creek Church.

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February 25, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673


Mt. Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
7938 Co Rd 23
Mt. Hope, AL 35651


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