James "Jimmy" Spells Jr.
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James "Jimmy" Spells, Jr.

York - James (Jimmy) Spells, Jr. departed this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

He was the husband of Dr. Tresa C. Diggs of whom he was married for 34 years and the son of Marie Myers and the late James (Cookie) Spells, Sr. He was the stepson of Frank Myers. Mr. Spells is also survived by three daughters, Alana Vaughn and husband, Troy of Houston, TX, Verona Ware and husband, Kelvin of Houston, TX, Cara Goodlett and husband, Robert of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren, Kelona, Kevlin, and Keiona Ware, Avery Roundtree, and Robert Goodlett IV; four brothers, Philip J. Hughes, Gary L. Spells, Sherman L. Spells, Christopher Myers and wife, Colleen, all of York; and one sister, Shamone Ballard Fitzgerald of Bridgeport, CT; nieces; nephews; cousins; and a host of other relatives and dear friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Deborah M. Egbosimbah and Darla Ballard.

Mr. Spells graduated from William Penn Senior High School in 1960, served his country in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965, and attended York College of Pennsylvania. He worked for Metropolitan Edison Company, Borg-Warner Transportation Company and Mission Homes Educational Ministry Counseling. He was a Commissioner of the York City Human Relations Commission where he promoted diversity, equality and non-violence in the City of York.

Jimmy was known throughout the York community for his generosity in giving back to the community through countless entertainment events over the years. He was a Life Member of Brotherly Love Lodge No. 228, I.B.P.O.E of W., of which her served as the Exalted Ruler and Chairman of various charitable committees for over 50 years. He was a Legionnaire at the American Legion, Post 127 and a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. He was inducted into the William Penn Senior High School Football Hall of Fame.

There will be two viewings, Monday, May 7, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. and a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11 a.m., all at Small Memorial AME Zion Church, 401 S. Queen Street, York. Boulding Mortuary is assisting the family.




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Published in York Daily Record on May 5, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAY
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Viewing
06:00 - 08:00 PM
MAY
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Viewing
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Small Memorial AME Zion Church
MAY
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Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
Small Memorial AME Zion Church
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May 10, 2018
My condolences from Allen family!
Steven Allen, Sr
May 8, 2018
Mr. Spells was one of a kind.
May he rest in paradise.
Sabri Sabri
May 8, 2018
May you Rest in Love.. Mr Spells... Condolences to the Family...
Donna Ferguson
May 8, 2018
Mr. Jimmy Spells.. May He rest in Gods Peace. Thank you for a great job that he did for Fergie... May you rest in Love.......
Rachel Way Ferguson
May 8, 2018
My condolences to the family Mr Spells left a impact on many lives may he rest in peace.thanks for the laughs God Bless.
arlene white
May 8, 2018
RIP UNCLE JIMMY
Well Uncle Jimmy This Is The Morning I Never Wanted To Come, But As We Come Together To Lay You To Rest Just Know You Are Surely Missed.I Know What You Did For Me And Thats All That Matters, You Were More Than A Uncle To Me And For That I Want To Say Thank You Unc.So Rest Easy And I'll Never Ever Forget You And Im Going To Rep Your Name Every Chance I Get. Rest In Peace Uncle Jimmy You Were The Best...Period
Shot Jamison
May 8, 2018
Sending my condolences to the Spells family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
BUDDY, FELICIA & CHARLIE SEXTON
May 8, 2018
Tamara Smith
May 7, 2018
Mr. Spells had a huge impact on many lives. Prayers for the family and friends.
Rev. Moses Smith
Friend
May 7, 2018
My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Mr. Spells left a legacy and will always be remembered. May he rest in peace!
Janice Wilson
May 6, 2018
Rest Easy and fly high with those beautiful golden angel wings my friend. I will miss our talks and thank you for all the great memories and advice. I am honored and proud to have known you . May God Bless your family as you make your heavenly transition to your new perfectly peaceful home.
Diann Stotler
Diann Stotler
May 6, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family. My prayers are with the family at such a very difficult time.
Joann Diggs
May 6, 2018
Condolences to My Houston family and Spells family. May God continue to keep you during these most difficult times.
Ms Stacy Woodyard
May 6, 2018
I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family and let you know you are in my prayers.
Harold Allen
May 6, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.You will be missed.
Delores Dodson(Wocky)
Friend
May 5, 2018
Rest in peace Jimmy. It was a pleasure to make your friendship through mutual acquaintance Ron Woodard and also chat at the Colonial coffee shop once in awhile.

I Sincerely appreciate your help also with the youth basketball hoop shoot program in spreading the word as you always did so well.

My deepest sympathy to your family and close friends. We Will Cherish many happy memories in your honor.

Gary Owen
Gary Owen
May 4, 2018
you will truly be missed you were loved by all ,now your at peace home with your Heavenly Father.rest my brother love your sister Shamone Brown❤
Shamone Brown
May 4, 2018
Margie Orr
May 4, 2018
Jimmy, I have so many good memories of you. May you rest well and easy. May your family find comfort in knowing that you are with our Lord and that you are no longer in pain. I will miss your messages on FB. Gods Speed.
Bozie
Meredith Tyrone Smith
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