Earlene P. Sprouse

Published 9:15 pm Monday, August 5, 2019

Earlene P. Sprouse, 80, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Earl P. Pentecost and Sophie C. Pentecost. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne A. Sprouse.

Earlene held a Virginia Certification, Endorsement in L.D. and E.D. and was a speech/language pathologist. She taught in Franklin City Public Schools, Southampton Public Schools and Tidewater Academy. She was a former member of Suffolk Presbyterian Church and a current member of Surry UMC. She was a Sunday school teacher and loved singing in the choir.

Survivors include her children, David Koren (Robbie), of Ashland, Elysia Edmondson (Richard), of Chesapeake, Merri Branchaud (Phillip), of Suffolk and Michael Sprouse (Angelia), of Suffolk; a sister, Marlene Waymack, of Prince George, eight grandchildren, Katrina, Matthew, William, Jessica, Andrew, Jacob, Kyle and Josie, and two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Wyatt.

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A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, by the Rev. Ray Roland at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Place of inurnment will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org in their mother’s memory. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.