Barbara S. Spruell, 82, spent many hours on her balcony enjoying the view of Rudee Inlet

Barbara S. Spruell died Monday, April 15, 2019. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she had made her home in Virginia Beach since the mid-seventies.

Barbara loved a good time and always was ready for an adventure with friends. She was generous to a fault and a real champion for the underdog. An excellent caregiver, she was there whenever someone needed assistance. An avid golfer and tennis player, Barbara welcomed the challenge, the competitiveness and the camaraderie involved in those sports. She relished the comfort of her home and spent many hours on her condo balcony socializing and enjoying the view of Rudee Inlet.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Billy C Spruell Sr.; and cousin, Dee Adamski, who was like a sister to her.

She is survived by her son, Billy C. Spruell Jr.; grandson, Dylon Spruell; granddaughter, Hunter Spruell; and sister, Clara Potts. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted friends, Ouida Young, Cindy Young and Miriam Hesselbeen.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be held in the family plot at Memorial Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee.

Barbara requested, in lieu of flowers, that any memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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