Earlene P. Sprouse

Published 8:59 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019

SUFFOLK — Earlene P. Sprouse, 80, passed away on Friday, Aug. 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 United Methodist Church. 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 service will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Roland at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory on Friday, Aug. 9,  at 2 p.m. Burial will be 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.