Alma Jean Whitley Speight



Ms. Alma Jean Suggs Whitley Speight, 80, died Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born December 29, 1936, she was the daughter of Moses Lee and Daisy Mae Beaman Suggs. She was a devoted homemaker and talented seamstress who took great enjoyment in cooking and tending her garden. She will be remembered as a loving Mom and “Grandma”.

Surviving are her children, Ronnie Whitley and wife, Debbie of Snow Hill, and Danny Whitley and wife, Janice of Old Fort; sisters, Lillian S. Lamm of Wilson and Margaret S. Hillard of Farmville; grandchildren, Laura Whitley Hollamon and husband, Steven of Columbia, SC, Anna Whitley Young and husband, Chad of Marion, Amber Whitley Ellis and husband, Greg of Farmville, and Matthew Tyler Whitley and wife, Elizabeth of Snow Hill; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 15, at the Rainbow Cemetery with Reverend Jonathan Whitford officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Saturday and other times at her residence, 737 Gray Road, Snow Hill, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rainbow Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Hill, 988 Hwy 58 S, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences at