Flora Spruill Ainsley, 92, of Petersburg passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Born December 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Gladys Adelia Spruill and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Mann Ainsley and brothers, Jimmy Carlton Spruill and Raymond Earl Spruill.
Flora was a charter member of Western Heights Baptist Church where she worshiped for over 50 years. After many years of dedicated service, she retired as a supply clerk in civil service, having worked for the Director of Logistics at Fort Lee. A fantastic seamstress, she created numerous handmade dresses for her daughters and enjoyed crocheting. As a military family, Flora and her husband were able to travel during his time with the U.S. Army and continued to travel around the world after his retirement. She loved taking care of her family and was a wonderful cook.
She is survived by her son, J. Robert Ainsley and wife, Donna; daughters, Nora Gail Ainsley and Joan A. Maitland; grandchildren, Donna Olienyk and husband, Patrick, Kathy Maitland Tanner, Edwin Maitland and wife, Jennifer, Chris Foederer, Jessica Skeens and husband, Jason and Alyson Ainsley; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Claire, Rebecca, Rien, Eli, Aiden and Ainsley; sister, Violet Bartley; brother, Phillip Spruill and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Entombment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Fund at the Petersburg Home for Ladies, 311 S Jefferson St, Petersburg, VA 23803, or Western Heights Baptist Building Fund, 24416 Cox Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.