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Fern Simmons Spiers

Chesapeake – Fern Simmons Spiers, 89, widow of almost 61 years to Norfleet W. Spiers, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was the youngest of 13 siblings of the late Charlie A. and Estelle Ansall Simmons of who she has been predeceased by 7 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a retired civil service employee from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard who worked in payroll of the comptroller department. Mrs. Spiers was a Baptist.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Kenneth W. Spiers of Suffolk; two grandchildren, Shaun K. Spiers and Chad A. Spiers; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Spiers and Nathan Spiers and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am, April 8, 2020 at Spring Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com. 

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Ken and family, we are so sorry for your loss and pray that God will provide the strength to guide you through this healing process. Fern was a very special person to us. She will be truly missed. Blessings my friend, Kent & Lorraine Saunders

Kent Saunders May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I called her "Grandma Spiers" though she was not my grandmother, but that of my two nephews, Shaun and Chad, My prayers are for you two and all the family. I know you will always be thankful for many sweet memories. She was so gracious to me and all of my family. Love, U.B.

James Smith May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ken and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you're all in my heart and prayers. I loved your Mom. I enjoyed every minute I spent around her! We had some good times! Please take care -- Love, Maggie Swain

Maggie Swain May 13 2021 12:00 AM

To the Spiers Family, I worked with Fern at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in the Civilian Payroll Office. She was always kind and helpful to me and the other clerks. My prayers go out to the family and may the sweet memories of your mother and grandmother help ease your pain. Peace be Thine.

Brenda Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM