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Obituary:

Earnestine Spiller Shirley Wood of Brandon, Florida, formerly of Winfield, Alabama.

Age: 95

Born: September 28, 1924 in Brilliant, Alabama.

Died: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at her residence in Florida.

Funeral Service: A private family burial for Mrs. Wood will be held at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Burial: Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Brilliant, Alabama.

Survived By:

Granddaughters:

Gina Shirley

Cassie (Stephen) Wilson

Great-Grandchildren:

Christopher (Jennifer) White

Kimberly (James) Brown

Shawn Robbins

Miranda Castillo

Great-Great-Grandchildren:

Alexandria White

Brandon White

Leila White

James “Jimmy” Brown, Jr.

Tatumn Brown

And a host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives, and Friends.

Preceded In Death By:

Parents: Jeffrey Spiller and Rebecca Spiller

Sister:  Ozelia Harris

An Infant Sister: Jewel Spiller

Brothers:

R.D Spiller

Ralph Spiller

Ray Spiller

Earl Spiller

Carl Spiller

Husbands:

James Alton Shirley

O’Dell Wood

Son: Tony Shirley.

Mrs. Wood was a member of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Winfield for many years where she played the piano and dedicated her talent to the Lord. She was an elegant woman with a heart of gold and a devout Christian that loved her family and her church. Ernestine was born on September 28, 1924 to Jeffrey and Rebecca Spiller. She loved playing the piano, planting flowers in her garden, and interior decorating. She was a multiple clothing store manager and decorator in her early years in Chicago. While in Chicago, she was fortunate to dress the famous actor “Cesar Romero”. Later she became an interior decorator in Mobile, Alabama. All of her beautiful talents and work were always expressed from stores to people’s homes. Ernestine rightfully earned her title as “Grandmother” from all of her grandchildren. She was the rock of her family, and a true warrior. Ernestine survived many dark times and obstacles in her life time but still remained a strong, christian lady throughout it all. She is truly loved by her family and will be missed forever.*

Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield, AL., directing.*

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