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Dewayne Bernard

October 7, 1958 – November 3, 2018

Dewayne Sparks
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Obituary for Dewayne Bernard Sparks

DeWayne Bernard Sparks was born to Patricia Louise and Edward Sparks on October 7, 1958, three minutes behind his twin brother Dwight (deceased). DeWayne was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools System receiving his primary education at E. C. Clement Elementary and moving on to attend Henry McNeal Turner High School where he graduated in 1976.

After graduating high school he made the decision to join the Armed Forces to serve his country. He joined the Army and worked in the Medic Unit. During his time in the military he met a young lady (Alison) also a member of the Armed Forces, fell in love and eventually married. They made their home in Atlanta, GA upon returning to civilian life where DeWayne was employed by General Electric.

DeWayne accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age, joining Ebenezer Baptist Church under the pastorate of Martin Luther King, Sr., actively participating in many ministries as a child. He recently returned to his home church where he attended faithfully until his health began to fail.

He was a gentle man, proud and independent. He was a person you could always call on, always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved spending time with family and friends. His hobbies and interests were centered around sports. As a young man he enjoyed playing pool but his real passion was watching football and cheering for his favorite teams. He loved his hometown Atlanta Falcons and was a diehard University of Georgia Bulldogs fan. He enjoyed a friendly debate on who would win the Georgia vs. Georgia Tech game, where the outcome always sparked a fun exchange that included his signature laugh.

DeWayne departed this life on Nov 3, 2018 at Harbor Grace Hospice after a brief hospital stay. Although it was a sudden departure, we are comforted in knowing that DeWayne is now enjoying eternal life.

He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, DeWayne B. (D.J.) Sparks, Jr.; two daughters, Kiya Dossie and Tiffany Sparks; one sister, E’lana Sparks; two uncles, Booker (Jeannie) Berrien, William (Ann) Sparks; cousins, Andrea (Von) Humphries, Chris Evans, Dwight Evans, Edward (Coffey) Sparks, Marc (Erica) Berrien, Quincy Sparks, Ronald (Margaret) Sparks, Tony Evans; one granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 11:00 am, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312.

Public Viewing will be Monday, November 12th, 2018, 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Herschel Thornton Mortuary, 3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331.

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First Visitation

When Monday, November 12th, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Herschel Thornton Mortuary
3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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Service Information

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 11:00am
Ebenezer Baptist Church
101 Jackson St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312