In Memory of

Ervilene

Sunday

Weatherspoon

Obituary for Ervilene Sunday Weatherspoon

Sister Ervilene Sunday Weatherspoon was born on June 1, 1947 to the late Ervin Sunday and Myrtle Harris in Milton, Florida. She was an extremely proud native of Milton and throughout her life, brought light and joy to many. She embodied love, faithfulness, and service until transitioning to her Heavenly home on February 27, 2024.

Sister Ervilene Sunday Weatherspoon accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a diligent and devoted servant of God and a staunch Zionite. She was an active and dedicated member of Isaiah Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church where she faithfully served in many capacities until her untimely death. Sister Weatherspoon was a member of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society, the Trustee Board, and the founder of "Count Your Blessings" Program. She looked forward to the holidays as she devotedly coordinated the church’s annual Easter and Christmas programs. She took immense pride in engaging all members of the church during these unforgettable productions. In recognition of her service, she received the Isaiah Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church "Good and Faithful Servant" award. However, Sister Weatherspoon was most honored to serve as a Deaconess, the only consecrated position (besides Bishop) in the A.M.E. Zion church. She served in this role faithfully, dutifully and with reverence.

Sister Weatherspoon was educated in the public schools of Santa Rosa County and was a proud graduate of T.R. Jackson High School Class of 1965. In keeping with the family’s belief in higher education, she attended Bethune-Cookman College (currently Bethune-Cookman University) in Daytona Beach, Florida where, in 1969, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Later in life, she furthered her education at the University of West Florida where, in 1986, she obtained a Master's degree in Elementary Education. Sister Weatherspoon had a lengthy and respected career in education. After graduating from Bethune-Cookman in 1969, she returned to Milton, Florida to begin her career as an elementary school teacher at T.R. Jackson Elementary School. Following a break in her teaching career to focus on home and family, she later returned to Santa Rosa County in 1982 and resumed her service as an educator at T.R. Jackson Elementary School. She subsequently transferred to East Milton Elementary School where she retired from her esteemed career as an educator in 2011. Sister Weatherspoon was a steadfast believer that education was paramount, and her legacy continues in her two grandchildren, Chelsea and Kerrigan, who currently attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Sister Weatherspoon was happiest when she was with her family whom she adored and fiercely protected. She was affectionately known as the family historian, as she enjoyed sharing treasured memories of many families and events of Milton and Bagdad. When sought, she offered direct, but gentle and wise counsel. She was a loving and self- sacrificing mother and grandmother who often placed the needs of her children and grandchildren above her own without hesitation. She beamed with pride when she talked about Jocelyn and Janice. Chelsea and Kerrigan, her pride and joy, were the light of her life and the manifestation of her investment of love in her family. Sister Weatherspoon’s unwavering love had no end. Her family will be forever indebted to her generous and giving spirit.

Sister Weatherspoon will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Sunday and Myrtle Harris; brother, Eugene Harris; grandmother, Georgiana Sunday; and special aunt, Addie Pearl Hines.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted family of two daughters, Jocelyn Weatherspoon Blake of Milton, Florida and Dr. Janice Weatherspoon of Atlanta, Georgia; two precious grandchildren, Chelsea Latrice Blake and Kerrigan Renee Blake, both of Tallahassee, Florida; brother, Clifford Harris of Bagdad, Florida; Sister, Tina Hamilton (Stanley) of Jersey City, New Jersey; Special lifelong friend and confidante, Joan McCorvey, and special cousins, Alicia Larkins, Pamela Brewton, Myra Ewing, Ileane McCray, and Gretchen Jackson; Special niece, Carla Weatherspoon Burnett. Heaven has gained another angel who has left treasured memories on Earth.