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Obituary for Garland Spruill Rea
Garland Spruill Rea, 90, of Roper died Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.
Born December 4, 1929 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Samuel D. Spruill and Malinda Furlough Spruill and was preceded in death by her husband, John Edwin Rea, Sr.; daughter in law, Bettie W. Rea; son, John E. Rea, Jr.; grandson, Jonathan Patrick Rea; great granddaughter, Bettie Elizabeth "Ella" Lee; sister, Barbara Brown and brothers Gary Spruill and Ray Spruill. Mrs. Rea was a retired self employed cosmetologist and a member of First Baptist Church.
Her family includes her daughter, Linda Rea Blume and husband Tom of Elon, N.C.; sons, Robin L. Rea of Roper, N.C. and Derek S. Rea and wife Lynn of Jamesville, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Susan R. Rea of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Kristen Blume Fierro and husband Carlos, Letitia Rea Ambrose and husband Scotty, Melissa Rea Lee and husband Chris, Mia Blume, Lauren Rea, Lindsay Rea Davis and husband Craig; great grandchildren, Jesse Ambrose, Josh Ambrose, Sonny Lee, Noah Banks Lee, Ava Fierro, Aleah Fierro, Tres Davis, Liam Davis and great-great grandchildren, Braden Ambrose, Baylor Rea Ambrose.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.