Vistation Sunday November 4, 2012 from 12PM until 6PM at Stinson Funeral Home Southwest Chapel located at 1939 South Fort Street Detroit, Michigan 48217. Funeral Services will be Monday November 5, 2012 at St. John A.M.E. Church 505 Beechwood Street River Rouge, Michigan 48218 Service is 11:00AM with Disposition at: Woodmere Cemetery.
Evvelyn Wilson-Spence was born September 22, 1926 to the late Allen Wilson and Mammie Stamper-Wilson in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was the third of four children. Brothers Robert Allen Wilson and George Rufus Wilson preceded her in death.
Evelyn accepted Christ at an early age. She joined St. JOhn's AME Church where she remained a member until her illness. She dutifully served on the Senior Usher Board for many years. She was loved by everyone she met and was respected for her forthright personality. Her favorite quote, "Everything that glitters is not gold!"
She was united in marriage to Rudolph Spence on July 16, 1955. They raised three beautiful children, Adrian, Sheryl, and Kenneth. (Adrian and Sheryl preceded her in death.) Evelyn fondly known as, "Aunt Nino", loved children and earnestly adored her family.
Evelyn was educated in the Tennessee Public School System. She graduated from Howard High School in 1945 and ranked 30th out of 123 students. After graaduating from High School, she relocated to Detroit, Michigan. She has a passion for learning and seized every opportunity to enhance her knowledge.
Evelyn was a hard worker and led by example. She entered the work force at an early age. Evelyn worked as a seamstress at American Linen and General Motors. She retired from General Motors in 1987. After her retirement she continued towork by volunteering at the Detroit Mini Police Station on Schaefer Ave. and being a community activist.
Evelyn had a passion for traveling, knitting, reading and gardening.She was a proud member of the 2400-2500 Bassett Street Block Club and enjoyed hosting meetings at her home.
Evelyn was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday October 30, 2012. She leaves to mourn her loss and cherish her memories: husband, Rudolph Spence; son, Kenneth Spence; grandson, Chase Spence (who is serving in the U.S. Navy); granddaughter, Shelly JOnes; 3 great grandchildren,Previn, Charles and Brock; brotheer, Thomas Wilson, Sr. of Detroit (Lois); special nieces, Johanna Wilson & Satyra Johnson (Stephen); nieces, Vicki Wilson Wilson of Detroit, Phyllis Wilson of Georgia, Twana Atkins of Oklahoma; nephews, Bobby Wilson of Cincinnatio, Thomas Wilson, Jr. of Detroit; care-givers, Sylvia Blakely and Jaymae Daniels; a host of other relatives, church family, neighbors and friends.