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Thelma Ruth (Spears) Easley
October 11, 1930 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Mrs. Thelma Ruth Spears Easley was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina on October 11, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Pearl Quick Spears and Thomas Jefferson Spears. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Easley and her daughter, Miriam Traci Scott. Thelma accepted Christ early in life as her savior and she was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church located in Tatum, South Carolina. In 1993, she relocated back to Marlboro County, South Carolina and became a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, South Carolina. She was very active at Trinity UMC as well. She served on the Administrative Board, choir member and in any capacity she was deemed to be needed. Mrs. Easley furthered her education after high school at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and received her Master's Degree ultimately from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She taught school in excess of 41 years. The majority of her teaching career was spent in the State of Georgia. There she taught in Hazlehurst, GA and Perry, GA. She also taught at Fort Valley State University located in Fort Valley, Georgia. While in the State of Georgia she worshipped more than 20 years at First Baptist Church located in Warner Robbins, Georgia. Mrs. Easley was initiated into the PSI Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. while she was a student at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She later became a charter member of the graduate chapter of Sigma Epsilon Omega. She was very active and vocal in any organization she was affiliated. One of her favorite sayings was "I love you to the moon and back." She truly loved her family and friends and they loved her dearly in return. Thelma was active in her community as a Poll Worker for several elections. She was the epitome of grace and class. Mrs. Easley was well versed and well spoken. On September 19, 2023 while in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones, THELMA RUTH SPEARS EASLEY responded to the loving voice of God summoning her from this earthly existence to her well deserved reward. She leaves to cherish her memories, but not limited to: her grandsons, Geovonnie Gregg of the home and Dr. Charles "Chase" Russell, III; two great grandsons, Aidan Geovonnie Gregg, Chase Nasir Gregg and Lenox Russell; her sisters, Ola Scott (Jim); Fannie Gardner; Darletha Lee and Geraldine Barr; her son-in-law, Brett Scott; a special friend of the family, Ariel Mejias; along with several other close family and friends whom she loved dearly. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tributes maybe posted at Quicksfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Quick's Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 24, 2023- 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church -1050 38 South- Bennettsville, SC 29512 with burial at Ideal Cemetery-Bennettsville, SC. Everyone in attendance is asked to wear facial masks and exercise social distancing. Tune into Glory Radio FM 98.5 each evening at 7:30 p.m. for any updates.