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Florine Speidell Obituary

Florine "Flo" Speidell

June 18, 1945 - September 27, 2018
Born in Newport News, Virginia
Resided in Arden, North Carolina
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Flo Bleakely Speidell, 73, died Thursday, September 28, 2018 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Ms. Speidell was born in Newport News, Virginia to the late Ernest Llewellyn Bleakley and Elizabeth Louise Duval Bleakley.

She is survived by her wife, Lori Seal; two daughters, Molly Abdalkalki of Morrocco and Cary Sweeney of San Francisco, CA; a son, Grant White of Asheville, NC; a sister, Nancy Samuelson of Lancaster, SC and a brother, Neil Bleakley of Aldie, VA; three grandchildren, a large extended family and wonderful friends.

Flo was a technical systems operator for John Gandy and Henry Clay Elementary Schools in Hanover County, VA for many years. She was also instrumental in starting the Richmond Emmaus Chapter in Richmond, VA. Flo loved to play bridge with The Flamingoes and Bridge Broads Women’s Bridge Clubs in Ashland, VA. Flo was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC.

A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Reverend J. Clarkson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Calvary Food Pantry Fund at 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.




Calvary Episcopal Church
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC US 28732
Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:00 PM
Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC US 28732
Saturday, October 13, 2018


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