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Mr. Marion Lenzie Spires

Obituary for Mr. Marion Lenzie Spires

May 5, 1938 - March 5, 2020
Marianna, Florida | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, brother and Friend!


Mr. Marion Lenzie Spires age 81 of Marianna, FL passed away Thursday, March 5th at his residence with his loving wife at his side.
Brother Marion Lenzie Spires was born on May 21, 1938, to the late Ishmel and Ozie K. Spires.
At an early age, he moved to Tampa, Florida where he joined St. Mary and First Mount Carmel A.M.E. Church where he served faithfully.
He retired from G.T.E. (Verizon) Communications after 30 years of service.
He graduated from Jackson County Training School in the Class of 1957. Soon after relocating back to Marianna, he rededicated his life to the Lord. He was baptized, and in the year 2002 Marion was ordained as a Deacon, under the leadership of Pastor, Reverend Doctor L. L. Brooks of Bethel Star M. B. Church. As time moved on and a few years later he "joined" Ever Increasing Word of Faith Church. During the early morning hours of March 5, 2020, while in the comfort of his home with his loving wife by his side, the Lord called Marion to a peaceful shore.
Precious memories of Marion will forever linger with his faithful wife, Ollie Diane Griffin-Spires; two daughters: Sheila Godwin of Cottondale, FL and Sharon Spires King of Tampa, FL; one step-daughter: Lori Anne White-Staley (Rickey) of Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren: Ursula Bolds of MS, Erica Williams and Brandi Godwin of Marianna, FL, Alicia M. Godwin of Decatur, GA, Thaddeus Phillips, Jr., Aaron and Kiana King of Tampa, FL; three step-grandchildren: Jackson, Kennedy and Grant Staley of Riverview, FL; twelve great grandchildren: Sister: Dora Russ of Marianna, FL; brothers-in-Law: Earliest Van Griffin, Jr. (Peggy) of Woodbridge, VA and Glynn Griffin (Jonica) of Tampa, FL; sister-in-Law: Marilyn McDuffie (Stanley) of Lexington, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

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Message from the Family

The family of Marion Spires wish to acknowledge with our deepest appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to us during our of bereavement, special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice, Marianna. May God continually Bless you.

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5304 Bowden Hill Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426
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