Emanuel Spivey Jr

Emanuel Spivey Jr Obituary




October 6, 2023


Tuskegee, AL

SPIVEY, Jr. , Mr. Emanuel, a resident of Tuskegee, AL, passed October 1, 2023, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 11:00 A. M. in the McKenzie's Funeral Home Chapel, Tuskegee, AL. Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The family of Mr. Emanuel Spivey, Jr. , appreciates the support that they have received during their time of bereavement from so many people who knew and loved him. Please keep the Spivey Family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Age - 71

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Carolyn Kilpatrick Turner, 71, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, and formerly of Tuskegee, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, November 17th, 2023, while surrounded by her beloved family. Funeral services for Carolyn will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 20th, at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Sumner and Rev. Malcolm Butts officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Springs Cemetery with Corbitt's Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends in Luverne on Sunday, November 19th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Turners Funeral Home, and at the church in Tuskegee for one hour prior to the service on Monday. Carolyn was born and raised in Tuskegee and a proud graduate of Macon Academy. After graduation, she went on to earn her associate's degree in cosmetology from Patterson State Technical College in Montgomery. Carolyn held various jobs over the years, including time spent as a hairdresser and clerk, but there was no job she loved more than her last one where she worked, and then managed, the cafeterias at Macon Academy and then at Crenshaw Christian Academy. It was her favorite job because it allowed her to be available to her children while they attended school there, along with being able to work her magic in the kitchen for so many other young people. Those were indeed blessed children as there was nothing Carolyn couldn't whip up that was just scrumptious. Her family and the school children always stayed well-fed, but her best recipes were her chicken and dumplings and her mother's recipe for camp stew (a family tradition that she so dearly loved). In her free time, enjoyed traveling with her sisters and quiet nights at home watching favorite Westerns with her husband. She was also a lifelong faithful member of her home church, Pleasant Springs Baptist Church, and never failed to make the drive to Tuskegee and back from Luverne every Sunday morning for as long as she was able. To Carolyn, her church family there was more than worth the time and gas it took to get there and back every week as she cherished them immensely. Unlike many, she never was one to brag about her immense artistic gifts. In truth, she was extremely gifted creatively, whether it was painting, drawing, or poetry, Carolyn could do it all, and her work will continue to be treasured by those blessed with it for many more years to come. Carolyn was truly devoted to her family above all else. There was no one she loved more than them or who she'd rather spend time with. Her door was always open to not only her children and grandchildren, but also her siblings and their children. The holidays were her favorite time of year, because she was guaranteed to have everyone under her roof for quality family time, whether it was cooking together or simply enjoying their time together. Oh, and the games they played! She kept a good stock of different games, her favorite being bingo, and she always made sure to have little prizes for them to win, even if it was just some chapstick and various stocking stuffers. Her children were her absolute pride and joy for so many years. . and then they gave her grandchildren, and we all know who takes priority then! There was no title she treasured more than that of "Nanny" to her group of grandchildren, and then "Na-Na" to the youngest. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who was the rock her family was built upon. They basked in her love and affection throughout their lives as she taught them how to live selflessly and graciously with all those around them. They relied on her strength to get them through life's trials and tribulations with grace and immense good humor in the face of all of it. She led them by example for almost 50 years, and that is her incredible legacy that will carry on in their hearts and minds for many more years to come. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, William & Louise Fannin Kilpatrick, and brothers, Larry Kilpatrick and Darry Kilpatrick. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 40 years, James Edward Turner; their children, Jennifer (Ray) Butts, Travis (Mandy) Tally, Hope Turner, Heather (Jody) Warrick, and Holly (Josh) Tompkins; grandchildren, Kailyn & Tray Butts, Will & Wes Tally, Lawson & Leah Warrick, and Turner & Sawyer Tompkins; sisters, Virginia Spratlin and Elaine (Randy) Adair; and numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and friends. Active pallbearers Ray Butts, Josh Tompkins, Jody Warrick, Brian Kilpatrick, Matt Kilpatrick, and Kevin Adair.Show more

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