Celebrating the life of Michael Ervin Spears


Michael Ervin Spears, Born in New Orleans, LA to the union of Willie J. Spears & Irene Spears on October 21, 1952. He closed his eyes into eternity on November 20, 2020 to be with our Lord. He moved to Seattle, WA in 1965. Went to Meany Jr High, Garfield High School & Franklin High School.

Michael attended SOIC on 12th & Pike for the Seamans Program. After completion of that course, he was hired by Crawley Maritime as a deckhand. He worked his way up to be mate, then became the first black captain for Crowley Maritime. He retired after 22 years to pursue other career interests.

He leaves to cherish his memory; sons: Samson J. Spears, Michael G. Spears & Marlon H. Spears

brothers: Bruce H. Spears, Gregory M. Spears. Sisters: Willie Mae Banks, Rita F. Spears & Gayle M. Carrington (Cordell).

Michael was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, nephew & friend.