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Mother Rosella Spellman

October 8, 1937 - January 30, 2021

Burial Date: February 8, 2021

Celebration of Life Services for Mother Spellman will be, calling hours, open to the public, Monday, February 8, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethesda Apostolic Church, 249 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut, Funeral Services with limited seating after the family on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Apostolic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Colonial Funerals, 270 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut with James R. Sanders, Funeral Director. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com. COVID-19 Mandates will be honored at the church. Masks are required for
all.

Mother Rosella Spellman, 83, of Waterbury, transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mother Spellman was the wife of the late Henry L. Spellman, Sr.

Mother Spellman was born on October 8, 1937 to the late James and Mary (Harris) Riddick in Camden, North Carolina.  Rosella married Deacon Henry L. Spellman, Sr. on July 10, 1956.  Mother Spellman was employed by Risdon Manufacturing Company for many years and was a devoted domestic housewife.

Mother Spellman was a faithful member of the Pentecostal Assembly Church of Waterbury where she served as Missionary Auxiliary President for over 50 years, Missionary Choir Director, Head of the Culinary Department at the church where she prepared many delicious meals and sold many dinners to raise funds for the church.  Mother Spellman promoted unity and support of all the church auxiliaries and helped in whatever capacity she was needed.  Mother Spellman was a devoted member of the Connecticut District Council and the Connecticut District Council Missionary Auxiliary where she served on many committees.  Mother Spellman also served as the Assistant Treasurer of the International Missionary & Christian Women’s Auxiliary of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World under the administration of Dr. Lulu Jackson.  Mother Spellman enjoyed traveling all over the United States as the armor bearer and driver for her late Pastor, Dr. Lulu Jackson.  Mother Spellman also enjoyed singing, playing the piano, doing word search puzzles.  Mother Spellman enjoyed spending time with her loving family and spoiling all 9 of her children, grands, great-grands and great-great grandchildren.

Mother Spellman leaves to cherish her memory, 5 daughters, Loretta Hurdle, Grace Spellman, Gayle (Bert) Pittman, Cherrie (Kerry) Ervin all of Waterbury, Tamara (Othar) Wilson of Meriden, 3 sons, Henry L. Spellman, Jr. of Oakville, Timothy (Birgit) Spellman of Colorado,  Mark (Ruth) Spellman, Sr. of Waterbury, 1 step-daughter, WillaFaye (Eddie) Moore of Indiana, and a granddaughter, Lucretia (Darrel)  Suggs whom she also raised, 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Ruth Bogues and Joyce Gallop (T.C.) of North Carolina, Marbolene Williams of South Carolina and 1 brother, James (Patricia) Riddick, Jr. of Michigan, a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, 2 godchildren, Crescena Martin of Texas and Glenda Stinson of Georgia all whom she loved dearly.

Mother Spellman was predeceased by her parents, James and Mary Riddick, her husband of 64 years, Deacon Henry L. Spellman, Sr., daughter, Darnetta Wiggins, grandson, Wallace L. Wiggins, Jr., brother, Matthew Riddick and sister, Lucille James and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Celebration of Life Services for Mother Spellman will be, calling hours, open to the public, Monday, February 8, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethesda Apostolic Church, 249 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut, Funeral Services with limited seating after the family on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Apostolic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Colonial Funerals, 270 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut with James R. Sanders, Funeral Director. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com. COVID-19 Mandates will be honored at the church. Masks are required for
all.