A Celebration of Life for Demetria Shantell Spraggins, 44 of Decatur will be 1:00pm Sunday, December 16, 2018 at King’s Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Rod Stallworth officiating. Inhumation will follow in Decatur City Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-7 at Reynolds Funeral Home.
The life for Demetria, affectionately known as “Me-Me” began in Huntsville, Alabama on March 18, 1974 to Teresia Ann Scruggs Spraggins and the late Shelby “Pinky” Spraggins Jr. She departed this life on December 7, 2018 at the Decatur General Campus of Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, AL.
Like most children, Demetrius’ early years were filled with play, family outings, school and worship at King’s Memorial United Methodist Church where she confessed her hope in Christ. She was a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School. She also attended Tennessee State University. She was a Supervisor at Dutch Quality with nearly 20 years of dedicated service.
She was a fun-loving person that had a beautiful personality. She loved her family and was truly proud of her daughter, Diamones. She also loved so many cousins that they were like siblings.
She was preceded in death by: her father; great-grandparents, Tommie and Ovenia Wilson Reedus, Shelby Sr. and Coease McDaniel Spraggins, Charles and Willie Bea Bush Bankston; uncles, Willie Scruggs and Johns Wesley Gill Sr.; great aunts, Bernice Tapscott, Irene Sanford and Billie A. Phillips.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Diamones Alexis Spraggins; mother, Teresia Spraggins both of Decatur, AL; siblings, Byron L. (Taryn) Spraggins of Memphis, TN, Travia Garth, Terrius Strain and Shelby Strain all of Decatur, AL; grandmother, Billie Dean Scruggs of Decatur, AL; aunts, Alma Reedus of Cleveland, OH, Carolyn Scruggs, and Pamela Scruggs, Jean Smith, Linda J. Woodruff all of Decatur, AL., Wanda K. Spraggins of Douglasville, GA, Lucy Gill of Belle Mina, AL, Elizabeth Porter (Nathaniel) of Columbus, GA, Faye Slidge of Hampton, VA, Jeanette Crayton and Glenda O. Scruggs all of Decatur, AL, Athlyn B. Hall, Exotis (Freddie) Simpson both of Hillsboro, AL; uncles, Gregory (Gloria) Scruggs of Decatur, AL; Paul Scruggs of Chicago, IL, Ronnie (Arnell) Scruggs of Arlington, TN, William (Dana) Scruggs, Ray (Mary) Spraggins of Decatur, AL; James (Evelyn) Clay of Detroit, MI, Ralph (Doris) Spraggins of Rockford, IL; Beaver Bankston of Hillsboro, AL; godmother, Patricia Mangrum (Richard) McGaugh of Decatur, AL; a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
Honorary flower bearers will be Durdy Girlz/Queen of Heartz. Honorary pallbearers will be Durdy Boyz.
Active Flower bearers will be Decatur High Class of 1992, La Tira Haynie, Stacey Peoples Taylor, Tracy Moseley, Shondra Fuller, Audrey Craig, Kim Davis Bledsoe, Vickie Wallace, Leslie Orr and Carmilla Mason.
Active Pallbearers will be Adrian Sears, Greg Sears, Sherman Morris, Marcus Fuller, Maurice Smith and Mark Smith.