Thelma Spradley

Obituary of Thelma M. Spradley

Thelma Vause-Spradley was born on April 28th, 1926. She went home to be with the Lord on February 15th, 2022. Thelma was born in Wayne, PA to Dorothy and Clifton Vause, and was one of six sisters. She attended school in Philadelphia, PA and later moved with her family to Chesilhurst, NJ. She later met and married Frank Spradley, and moved to Atco, NJ and from that union they had three children, Verna, Francis (predeceased), and Frank, Jr. a.k.a “Frankie”. Thelma worked as a seamstress at a hosiery factory in Philadelphia and was employed for many years at the Kessler Sewing Factory in Hammonton, NJ. She had a sewing room in her own home, where she made clothes for her family, and crocheted afghans, long after her retirement in 1974. For many years, Thelma was involved in church activities, held positions at both Florence Tabernacle in Winslow Twp. and Greater Mt. Carmel in Berlin. She later attended services at World Harvest Christian Center in Pennsauken, and Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold. Thelma enjoyed following soap-opera, which she called “the stories”, on the radio and television. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Spradley Sr., and her sisters: Martha, Mary, and Agnes. Thelma leaves to cherish her memory her two children: Verna Edwards and Frank Spradley, Jr.; her two grandchildren: Ernest Edwards and Lisa Edwards; her two great-grandsons: Maurice and Donavon; her two sisters: Clara and Joyce and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
Friday
25
February

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
Covington Funeral Home
755 White Horse Pike
Atco, New Jersey, United States
856-336-2078
Friday
25
February

Funeral Services

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
Covington Funeral Home
755 White Horse Pike
Atco, New Jersey, United States
856-336-2078
Friday
25
February

Interment

1:45 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
East Berlin Memorial Cemetery
Cooper Road
West Berlin, New Jersey, United States
856-767-7911
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