Edna Mae Spears, born October 13, 1932, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, around 12:00 noon at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 81, a native of Plaquemine (Point Pleasant), LA. She retired from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) as an administrative assistant in 1994. Viewing will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, with services on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Edward Howard. Survivors include her loving husband, John W. Spears; mother, Hazel Sparrow; four daughters, Patricia Mitchell, Joanetta Taylor, Jennifer Okafor and Tracy Santos; five sisters, Mable Knight, Mildred Trim, Nancy Kelly, Hazel M. Sparrow and Berlyn Hughes; two brothers, Thomas Sparrow Sr., and Reggie Sparrow Jr.; nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Services entrusted to Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service. To sign the guest book, go to www.hallsinc.net.
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Hall Davis & Son Funeral Services
9348 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 5 to Aug. 9, 2014