Mary Spence Chappell

Published 5:59 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Mary Louise Spence Chappell, 94, of Elizabeth City, died September 21, 2021 at Brookdale of Elizabeth City. She was born September 9, 1927 to the late John A. Spence and Zelda Temple Spence

Survivors include daughters Claudia C. Twiford and Gail C. Hess (Timothy); son C. M. Chappell Jr. (Kimberly); grandchildren Sam A. Twiford III (Jodi), Jacob S. Twiford (Meredith), Lauren R. Perry (George)  and Marshall Chappell III; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Norma Dean Whitehurst; brother Bobby Spence (Bessie) Dean; and sister-in-law Sophia Spence.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Calvin Marshall Chappell Sr., son in law Sam A. Twiford Jr.; sister Doris McPherson; and brothers Aubrey Spence and Haywood Spence.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on September 23 at Twiford Memorial Chapel. Family will receive friends in the lobby following the service. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank of the Albemarle, P.O. Box 1704, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Twiford Funeral Home is serving the family.

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