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James L. Spratley, Jr.

May 26, 1942 — February 10, 2024

Smithfield


James L. Spratley, Jr.

DEVOTED, LOVING, KIND

James Lloyd Spratley Jr., entered eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 10, 2024, while a patient at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. James, also known as “Jake” was born on May 26, 1942, to the late James Arthur Spratley Sr. and Sarah Lee Alston Spratley. He resided in Smithfield, Virginia, during his adolescent years. He lived in Nyack, New York most of his adult life, where he was employed with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as an Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician for over 30 years.

He was a humble man with a kind and loving heart, he loved his family greatly. James was a devoted Saxophonist who played for Faith Temple Church Choirin Spring Valley New York. He loved the Lord and his church family. Studying the word of God with his friends meant a lot to him. It was through those fellowships that his faith and personal relationship with the Lord grew stronger. James loved taking spontaneous trips with his family to amusement parks, Rye Beach and Six Flags were his favorites. He was always clean cut and was a sharp dresser.

He was predeceased by his daughters Paulette Spratley and Wanda Marie Spratley: his siblings, Ida Rose Spratley, Lillie Johnson and Sarah Ann Robinson; and brother Frank Lee. Spratley Sr., brother-in-law Smith Allen Robinson Jr. and a nephew Wendell Spratley.

Remaining to cherish his memory and love are his children Jeanette Spratley (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania), Trina Spratley Brown (Toryanto) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nikki Nicole Spratley (Lawrenceville Georgia), a bonus son Greg Ingram (Smyrna, Georgia) and 2 bonus daughters, Michelle James (Willie) Opelika, Alabama, and Monique Chappell (Wilson, North Carolina);12 grandchildren, 16 great grands, and 1 great great grand; His siblings Sandra Banks, Eva Davis, and sister-in-law Linda Spratley, 2 special friends Floyd Spratley and Bob Robert Pinkston, along with a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

James fought the good fight of faith, he finished the race, he kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award him on that day, and not only to him but also to all who have longed for his appearing.( 2 Timothy 4:7-8).

Through this journey he shared a special bond with his sister Sandra Banks and niece Sheena Spratley, who played a vital role in his caregiving. Also, special thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care and staff Smithfield, Virginia for all you’ve done for James over the years your services were appreciated.

On Thursday, February 15, 2024 viewing will take place from 3-6pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. On Friday, February 16, 2024, a Celebration of Life will be held 11am at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Spratley family in your thoughts and prayers. 

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