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Benjamin Spears

Benjamin "Ben" Lewis Cheeseboro Spears

Thursday, September 22nd, 1960 - Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Benjamin “Ben” Lewis Cheeseboro Spears was born on September 22, 1960 to late Lewis Cheeseboro & Mary Spears. He was educated in the Mobile, AL & Los Angeles, CA Public Schools.

After high school ben worked in many professions and excelled at them all. He was employed by Hosey Weaver; where he worked doing highway construction; Baldwin Warehouse as a forklift driver and with his beloved grand-father in Spear General Contracting and landscaping. While living in Los Angeles; Ben was employed as a butcher at Avocado Corner Grocery. Ben was a great cook often called upon to prepare dishes for his wife’s co-workers at Emory Healthcare.

Benjamin relocated to Metro Atlanta in 2007. On April 11, 2008; he married “his Sweetness” Shirley Charysse Hopkins. Theirs was a love for the ages. The couple enjoyed SEC & Professional football; family and friends.
On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Benjamin left his earthly home to be with the Lord. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted & loving wife Shirley Hopkins-Spears; his mother Mrs. Mary L. Young. Brothers: Norman Spears; Clifford Montgomery & Woodrow Young. Sisters: Carolyn Spears; Sandra Spears; Marie (Nathaniel) Carson & Anita (Andrew) Young.
Mother-in-law Mrs. Shirley D. Hopkins; Brother-in-law Carl S. Hopkins & Carl R.C. Hopkins. A host of Nieces; Nephews, cousins, family & Friends.

Special Friends: Deacon & Mrs. Charles (Brenda) Ponder; Deacon & Mrs. Wayne (Christel)Mann, Sr.; Marian D. Bailey, Sharon “Shamey” Wade; Dorothy Reed; Desta Benti. God Daughter, Adrian (Trent) Wilkins; God-granddaughter, Antrella “Sugar” Wilkins.
Ben was preceded in death by his dad, James; Grandparents, Philip & Ora Mae Spears & Father-in-law, Carl Lee Hopkins.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    Address
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Whitestone MB Church
    Address
    1015 Mobile Street
    MOBILE, AL 36617
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Whitestone MB Church
    Address
    1015 Mobile Street
    MOBILE, AL 36617
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  • Interment

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019
    Location
    Lawn Haven Cemetery
    Address
    8691 Old Pascagoula Rd
    THEODORE, AL 36582
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