It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of De’Wayne Renwick Spady. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 6, 1966 to the late Irene D. Spady and the late Cornelius L. Spady. De’Wayne, also affectionately known as just Spady, was raised in Edmondson Village (“The Village”) and remained friends with children from his youth for many decades. He graduated from Edmondson High School in 1986 and then went to work in hospitals, food service establishments and at times would moonlight as a security guard. He was placed on disability later in life but that didn’t stop him from being there for those he loved.
De’Wayne closed his eyes for the last time on December 3, 2020, leaving behind his loving wife Shanel Barge; four children: William Coley, Jadah Spady, De’Wayne Spady Jr., and Justice Spady; two grandchildren: Anise Coley and Jacub Coley; sister Sandra Roberts, brother Darren Douglas; one aunt: Agnes Sears; four uncles: Maurice Banks, Terry Banks, Oliver Banks, and William Ames and a host of cousins, friends and extended family.
One thing that De’Wayne was known for was that he was extremely family oriented. He loved his family and friends and would often call and check on them when they would come to mind or cross his heart. He was kind, gentle, big-hearted, funny, compassionate, full of love, had boyish charm and was a blessing to many. He was a movie buff and loved watching movies-especially comedies, kung-fu and action pictures. When asked why he loved movies so much, he said that movies allowed him to escape and would often make suggestions on storylines and plot twists he would put in the movies if he wrote them. De’Wayne had a beautiful singing voice and would serenade his wife from time to time.
He confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior and would often say that he loved Him. De’Wayne loved his wife and all his children unconditionally and with all his heart and had dreams of uniting as one family.
Service for De’Wayne Renwick Spady will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Loudon Park Cemetery located at 3620 Wilkens Ave. Baltimore, MD 21229.
For those who would like to send flowers, please send them to Loudon Park Cemetery at the address listed above and indicate the flowers are for De’Wayne Renwick Spady’s service.
There will not be a repast after the funeral; however, De’Wayne’s widow, Shanel would like to make an important request on De’Wayne’s behalf.
During one of the last conversations De’Wayne and l had, he made it known that he wanted to take toiletries and food to the homeless during the Christmas season. I want to honor his wish. Please bring toiletries to the service and drop them off so care packages can be made and given to the homeless. We are making 55 care packages because De’Wayne was 54 when he passed away and +1 to equal 55 for grace.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in making this happen, Love, Shanel
Here is a list of items requested:
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap (for body and/or hand), washcloths, hand warmers, 1 gallon of water, socks, deodorant, pads and tampons, face masks, disinfectant wipes, Vaseline/petroleum jelly, Band-aids or small first aid kits, gloves and hats.
Those who would like to come and participate Saturday, December 12, 2020 to give out the care packages, please contact Shanel for more information.
Please feel free to share your memories of Mr. Spady and condolences to his family on the Donaldson Funeral Home tribute page.
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