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Sandra Diane Payton Spivey

August 19, 1947 — January 25, 2023

Sandra Spivey, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 25, 2023, in Springville, AL.

Sandra Spivey was born on August 19, 1947 in Birmingham, AL, to James Payton and Irene Payton. Sandra married Emmett Spivey, on April 2, 1962 in Birmingham. The couple had three children, Teresa, Dewayne, and Ken.

Sandra was best known for her selflessness, sense of humor, and above all, her love for her family. She drove a school bus for over 14 years and was a beautician prior to that for many years. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family, going on cruises, attending numerous sporting events her grandchildren played in, gambling, thrift shopping, and going to the lake.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Emmett Spivey; sister, Shirley (Bill) Self; brother, Charles (Karen) Payton; daughter, Teresa Swaney; son, Dewayne Spivey; son, Ken Spivey; and daughter-in-law, Dena Spivey. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren - Brad, Brittany (Ryan), Brooke (Daniel), Dylan, Justin, Baleigh (Adam), Kendall, Abby, McKenzie, and Kinley; as well as five great grandchildren, Landen, Karleigh, Rhett, Beau, and Jaxon.

Sandra is preceded in death by her father, James Payton; mother, Irene Payton; four brothers, James, Johnny, Raymond, and Larry Payton; sister, Linda Gamble; son-in-law, John Swaney; and daughter-in-law, LeAnne Spivey.

Sandra will be greatly missed by her loving family and beloved pets, Ellie Mae and Buttons.

The service for Mrs. Sandra Spivey will be held on Sunday, January 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the chapel service at Jefferson Memorial’s adjoining gardens.

Pastor Larry Wimberly will preside over the service who has been by her side throughout this journey. Thank you to the amazing team at Lakeside Hospice who have taken care of her, especially Danny, Tracey, Karen, Tameshia and Dr. James Tuck.

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