Everett Spells Jr. | Delta Democrat-Times

Everett Magic Jr.

HOLLANDALE – The funeral service for Everett Curtis Spells Jr., 81, of Hollandale will be held on Saturday, June 12th at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Church, 100 Church Road, Darlove, under the direction of Rev. James Gray. He died on Thursday June 3, 2021 at Sharkey Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. The tour takes place on Friday, June 11th, 2-4pm at Mount Zion Church in Darlove. The funeral will take place in the cemetery of Mount Zion Church in Darlove under the direction of the Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville.

Everett Curtis Spells Jr. was born on January 21, 1940 to the late Maggie Lee and Everett Curtis Spells Sr. in Colia, MS. Everett was known to family and friends as Buddy Boy, Curtis, and / or Rubber Duck. He was educated in the Arcola Public School. Curtis left school after 10th grade to financially support his large family as he was the oldest of 14 siblings. However, that didn’t stop him from being a keen reader and accomplished businessman.

On June 3, 2021, he moved from his earthly life to his eternal home.

In death he was preceded by his parents, Everett Spells Sr. and Maggie Spells; his 42-year-old wife, Lucy Beatrice Spells; and four brothers, JW Spells, Johnny Spells, Willie ‘Pete’ Spells, and Cecil Spells.

Curtis professed his faith in Jesus Christ early on. He was baptized on the mountain. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Darlove, Mississippi by Rev. AD Williams. As a member there for over 70 years, Curtis served as a choir member and deacon.

From a young age, Curtis worked in various jobs. He was really an “all-rounder”. Curtis retired after 29 years as a truck driver with Super Value and received awards for safe driving for over 20 years. He also covered over a million miles to drive safely. Reading, cooking, farming, fishing, and hunting were some of his favorite hobbies. As a music lover, Curtis always had a lead guitar, piano, harmonica and even started a gospel group called Gospelaires.

He was united in holy marriage to the love of his life, Lucy B. Welch, on August 13, 1960. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Glenn Spells of Hollandale, Jacqueline Spells of Darlove, Audrey (Lonnie DeRoy) Cooper, of Buford, GA, Janet (Malcolm) Tarver, of Shreveport, LA, and Everett Wayne (Cathie) Spells, of Shreveport, LA. Curtis was a devoted grandfather of 12 children and 15 great-grandchildren. He goes to cherish his loving memory; three sisters; Euola Churchill, Indianapolis, IN, Mary Turnentine (John), Indianapolis, IN, and Dorothy Spells, Nashville, TN; Brothers, James (Lisa) Spells, Indianapolis, IN, Charles (Elise) Spells, Houston, TX, Robert Earl Spells, Indianapolis, IN, Roy Spells, Vicksburg, Melvin (Carolyn) Spells, Darlove and Milton (Jeannie) Spells from Courtland , Alabama; a dear friend, Cynthia Vassar; a goddaughter, Angelia Edwards; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He will always be remembered for his loving and caring manner.

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