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Rebecca Ann (Jones) Speller

June 29, 1938 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


A Time To Be Born

     Rebecca Ann Speller, known to most as “Ann”, was born to Celia Boyd Jones and Roland Jones, Sr. on June 29, 1936 in Bethel, North Carolina.

A Time To Grow

     Ann was educated and graduated from Pitt County Training School in Grimesland, North Carolina in 1956.

     Ann, after graduation from high school, relocated to Hampton, Virginia.  Ann received a certificate in Nursing Assistant and worked for several years.

     Ann married David Lee Speller of Ahoskie, North Carolina in 1961.  Together they built a beautiful life and were blessed with three (3) wonderful children.  Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and       grandmother who cherished her family.

     Ann was raised by loving parents and was taught the love of the Lord.  Ann accepted Christ at an early age and attended Hampton Free Will Baptist Church while living in Hampton, Virginia.

     Upon relocating back to North Carolina, Ann united with Sweet Hope Minisitries Church where she sang with the choir for many years.  Ann served faithfully until her health declined.

     Ann worked at Singer Furniture Company, Chocowinity, North Carolina and Hamilton Beach Company located in Washington, North Carolina.

     Ann, also, volunteered in the classroom at Pitt Community College located in Greenville, North Carolina, with her sister, Jacqualane Jones.

A Time to Reflect

     Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Davie Lee Speller.

     Her parents: Celia Boyd Jones and Roland Lee Jones, Sr.

     Siblings: Roland Lee Jones, Jr., Sharon Lee, Joe Louis Jones, Clarence Jones, James David Jones, Pansy Donastorg, and Harold Jones.

     Ann’s health declined, and she moved into Universal Healthcare where she enjoyed reading and arts & crafts.

     One of the highlights of Ann’s life continued to be to see her Sweet Hope church family coming to visit, and most of all her pastor, Apostle Melvin Murphy, whom Ann lovingly called “her                   buddy”.  Ann spoke often and lovingly about the outpouring of love from her Sweet Hope church family including the food, fruit baskets, and holiday gifts.  Ann also enjoyed the many home-           cooked meals from her family and friends.  Ann knew all of her Sweet Hope church family and thanked them all by name.

     Ann, also, listened daily to her gospel music.

     Ann enjoyed going to her church, Sweet Hope, with her family often even after moving to Universal Healthcare.

A Time to Die

     Ann declared her hope was built on nothing less than Jesus love and righteousness.  Ann said she was leaving and not to worry about her.  On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5:30 AM, Ann was      called from labor and answered the call to reward.

A Time to Cherish

     Ann leaves a legacy of loved ones to cherish her memory.

     Three (3) children: Devenas Speller of Greenville, North Carolina, Delilah Ward (Sugar Ray) of Greenville, North Carolina, and Jacqualane Powell (David) of Anchorage, Alaska.

     Three (3) sisters: Crensy Coburn (Rev. Elbert Coburn) of Greenville, North Carolina; Mae West Cook (Deacon Charles Cook) of Howell, New Jersey, and Jacqualane Jones Dickens (Jerome)          of Greenville, North Carolina.

     Two (2) brothers: Elliott Jones III (Gloria) of Winterville, North Carolina, and Bobby Ray Jones of Greenville, North Carolina.

     Eight (8) grandchildren: Alexus Banda (Brian); Delilah Lee (Karmal); Devon Howard; Phoeniz Evans, Jumela; Deondrea, Shimon, and Jazzmen; Seven (7) great grandchildren.

     Three (3) sisters-in-law: Mary Jones of Newport News, Virginia, and Gloria Jones and Eula Jones of Winterville, North Carolina.

     Ann also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There will not be a Public Viewing 1 hour prior to the funeral service. However, there will be a Final Viewing after the Eulogy. The funeral service will livestream via Facebook via Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Services under the green "R".

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Celebration of Life
June 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Sweet Hope Church Ministries
3341 Mobleys Bridge Road
Grimesland, NC 27837


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