Noah David Spivey
Raleigh: Noah Spivey, a 17 year-old student at Leesville Road High School in
Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away at his home surrounded by family and
friends on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Noah had endured a four-year battle with
Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, to which he eventually succumbed. Although
cancer took his body, the Lord Jesus carried his soul into Heaven.|
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 4th, from 5PM to 7PM at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC. A service will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 10:30AM at Duke University Chapel located at 401 Chapel Dr., Durham, NC 27708. Please use the address of 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC, for all guest parking.
Noah was born in Roussillon, France on November 7th, 1996 to John and Christine Spivey. After coming to the United States shortly after his birth, Noah lived in Texas and then in Northern Virginia. Noah came to the Raleigh area in September 2005 and became active in Cub Scouts and eventually Boy Scouts. As Noah grew, he became interested in music and eventually played trumpet with the Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band. Noah had a passion for helping others in need, especially other pediatric cancer patients. He liked to participate in fund raising events for charitable organizations like St. Baldrick's. Shortly before his passing, Noah was awarded the rank of Life Scout, and was given the prestigious Heart of An Eagle Award by the Boy Scouts of America. Noah also received the Boy Scouts Silver Wolf award as well.
Noah's life was characterized by a grace that only came through his relationship with Jesus Christ. Despite the great ordeal of his disease and treatment, Noah showed "amazing" strength and courage in the midst of it. Noah's brave battle and steadfast faith has become a model to many who knew him. Anyone who knew Noah would never see bitterness or anger in his heart even despite his trial. Noah cherished every moment with his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents, John and Christine Spivey, as well as his three siblings, Timothy, Brooke, and Lisa. He is also survived by his grandparents, David Spivey of Houston, TX; Jane Semetko of Lufkin, TX; Bernard and Helene Jouve of Roussillon, France; great-grandparents, Dan and Josie Spivey of Lufkin, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The Family would like to thank the many people at Duke Children's hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Levine Cancer Institute who helped him during his battle. The Family would also like to thank the many friends in the community and members of scout troop 364 who helped Noah complete his Eagle Project. The Spiveys want to thank Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina for making Noah's dream trip to Australia possible. Thanks should also be given to the many friends, neighbors, church members, and prayer partners for their care and support over the years. Thanks as well to the church families at the Summit Church and Lakewood Church for their love and support.
Memorial donations can be made to "The Noah D. Spivey Heart of the Eagle Fund". Checks must be made payable to the "Occoneechee Council" and mailed to 3231 Atlantic Ave. Raleigh, NC 27614. Be sure to list in the remittance, "The Noah D. Spivey Heart of the Eagle Fund." Payments can also be made online at the Occoneechee Council Website: http://www.ocscouts.org/noah-spivey-fund/.
Published in The News & Observer on Apr 2, 2014
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