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In Memoriam

Adeline Marable-Spence
Adeline Marable-Spence
Class of 1948



Adeline Marable Spence passed away December 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.


Adeline was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on December 10, 1930 to Eddie and Peggy Marable now deceased. She graduated from Cradock High School and earned an associate’s degree at Radford College. Adeline was employed in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a secretary before taking on the rode of full time homemaker and mother.


Adeline is survived by her husband, John Spence; a son, J. Edward Spence, M.D.; two daughters, Wendel Gouldman (Stacey) and Sidney Goldblatt (Adam), along with eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was an active member of West End United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Wesley Sunday School Class.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 AM at West End United Methodist Church, 1800 Rodman Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia with Pastor Lynda Moore, followed by a gathering in the church fellowship hall.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to West End United Methodist Church general