Reola M. Spears, 68, of South Bend, IN passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 8 at Memorial Hospital. Reola was born on February 7, 1951 in Marvell, Arkansas to the late Willie Lee Joyce and Joseph Joyce.
She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully served the church in anyway she could. She is known for her love of God. She was a giver with a beautiful, caring spirit. She loved knitting, baking and cooking for others. She was known to her family as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister aunt and friend.
Reola was united in holy matrimony to Walter C. Spears, Sr. on January 28, 1970 in South Bend. She lives to cherish her memory: her husband, Walter C. Spears, Sr.; her children Tonya M. Willis of Fishers, IN, Takenya S. Spears of Indianapolis, IN and Walter C. Spears, Jr. of South Bend, IN; siblings, Matilda Mason of Detroit, MI, Bonnie Goldsberry of West Helena, AR, Darnell Willis of Noblesville, IN, James Willis of Detroit, MI, Tyrone Willis of Pensacola, FL, Larry Willis of Bear, DE Mikal Willis of Houston, TX; and Ann Billings; her grandchildren Jae'sha Baul, Jathan Willis, Carl Underwood, Caliyah Underwood, Destiny Spears, Heaven Spears, Ty'mon Spears, and Cory Walter Spears; great grandson Kingston Jackson and Aunt Alma Jean Johnson of Lawton, OK. There are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends to celebrate her memory.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Lee Joyce; father, Joseph Joyce, her brother, Richard "Ricky" Willis.
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