Emmanuel Floyd Spann Sr., known to many as "Tookie" was born December 4,1945 and departed his earthly journey peacefully at the age of 74 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was a life long resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Tookie was educated in the New Orleans Public School System, graduated in 1963 from George Washington Carver Senior High School and in 1981 from Southern University at New Orleans. He was a member of the New Orleans Police Department for over 27 years until his retirement in 1997 with the rank of Lieutenant. Son of the late Mr. Samuel Lloyd Spann, Jr. and the late Mrs. Florinda Fletcher Spann. Tookie will be deeply missed but never forgotten, his memory forever treasured, as he leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved wife Beverly Poree Spann. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Samuel Lloyd Spann III and Charles Cager Spann and sister Delores Spann Alexis, his son Emmanuel Floyd Spann, Jr. (Tookie). He leaves to mourn his passing: two sons: Corey (Katina) Spann and Brandon (Monique) Spann, two sisters: Audrey Spann Layman and Patricia (LuArthur) Spann Jones of Santa Clara, CA, one sister n law, Gwendolyn Marie Poree, one aunt: Bettye Fletcher Comer of Connecticut, six grandchildren: Tatyanna Caples of Apple Valley, CA, Jordan, Caleb, Isaiah, Christian Spann and Emmanuel Smith. Three great grand children, two godchildren: Cherie Spann Taylor and Ayesha Callaway Jackson and a host of family and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Celebration of Life honoring Emmanuel Spann on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church 8282 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM, service to follow at 10:00 AM. Pastor Fred Luter, Jr., officiating. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, 400 Norman Mayer Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122.
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