Myrtle Spivey Fodrie

Myrtle Spivey Fodrie

Suffolk, VA
05.18.1932 - 03.20.2021
Nansemond Co., VA

Myrtle Francis Spivey Jones Fodrie, 88, of Suffolk, VA passed away March 20, 2021. Myrtle was born May 18. 1932 in Portsmouth, Va. to the late Mae Pierce Hall Spivey and Eugene Fletcher Spivey. She is predeceased by Judson (Sim) Jones, Franklin Graham Fodrie; her sons, Judson Wayne Jones and Kenneth Ray Jones, son in law, Frank Nelms, Jr., and brothers, Delmar Lee Spivey, Sr. and Willard Fletcher Spivey. 

Myrtle was a graduate of Smithfield High School and was a loving mother to three children. Dedicated to serving others, she was a licensed practical nurse at Obici Hospital. After retiring from Obici, she worked at Juwaco, Inc. to help her son, Wayne, in the office until her husband, Frank, retired so they could travel. It is was then that they set out to visit all 50 states. Myrtle also enjoyed gardening and fishing, but more then anything, she loved having her family gathered around the table enjoying a home cooked meal. Throughout her life, Myrtle was a faithful and active member of Southside Baptist Church. 

Her memory will be cherished and carried on by her daughter, Catherine Jones Nelms, grandchildren, Ryan Justin Nelms, Sr. (Lori), Katelin Jones Ashley (Todd), Michaela Jones Street (Corey); and great grandchildren, Rylea Nelms, Ryan Nelms, Jr., Logan Nelms; brother, Marvin David Spivey (Shirley); daughter in law, Cindy Jones, and numerous neices and nephews.

Mrs. Fodrie will be available for viewing beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Fred Gray on Wednesday, 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be made online at

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Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


Dear Cathy, Ryan and family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find strength in God and comfort in the wonderful memories of the life of your Mother.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family stay in my prayers. You and Frank were 2 of my favorite students and I have always had a spot in my heart for you.
Love you, Jean Wolf Robb

Jean Robb

Sorry, I will keep you in my prayers.

Thomas Lamb

Dear Cathy, Ryan and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.
May God bless u, and leave u with peace in this difficult time.

Sharon and Mike Beale

I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Myrtle's passing. I have fond memories of visiting her with my parents and by myself as I was growing up. My grandparents house was the only one between hers and my parents. Prayers for comfort to get you through this difficult time.

Lois (Umphlett) Darden

Lois Darden

Cathy and Ryan, we are so incredibly sad to hear of Myrtle’s passing. She was a great woman and she will be missed by many. As always, if there is anything Eugene or I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. We will be thinking of y’all in the coming days.

Madison Spivey

Cathy and family, hugs for your 💔 heart.


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