Michael Joseph Spellman, age 56, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Holy Angels in Shreveport, LA, surrounded by those who loved and cared for him on a daily basis.
He was born at Baptist Hospital in New Orleans on June 26, 1965 to Euhle M. and Verna W. Spellman, also known as "Mule and Jean", cherished grandson of Theodore and Aimee Spellman and Lula Wilson, and godchild of John and Marilyn Frank.
At the age of 5, Michael Joseph began residing at St. Mary's Training School, which is now located in Alexandria, LA. Thus began the Spellman Family's relationship with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. These Catholic nuns ran both of the schools where Michael Joseph would spend his life. In 1985, he participated in the Special Olympics Louisiana as a team member of the St. Mary's Volleyball Team. He always enjoyed playing basketball and riding his bike. Michael Joseph had a wonderful smile and truly enjoyed going to McDonald's, eating M&M's candy and vanilla ice cream. In early 1988, he moved to Holy Angels Residential Facility in Shreveport, LA where he lived out the remainder of his life.
Michael Joseph is survived by his two loving sisters, Charlotte S. Baham and husband, Homer "Buddy", and Suzanne S. Badeaux. He was a proud "Uncle Mike" to his five nephews, Michael Baham and wife, Jennifer, Jason Baham, Jonathan Baham and wife, Miranda, Dustin Badeaux and Ryan Badeaux. He will be fondly remembered by numerous close cousins and many dear family friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Remembrance Ceremony at Holy Angels, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA in the Madonna Hall Gym on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will follow at 3:15 p.m. in the All Saints Chapel at Holy Angels. In addition, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 6201 Stratford Place, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. Repast will follow in the Parish Life Center. Interment in St. Bartholomew Cemetery will follow at a later date.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the nurses, employees, and administrators of Holy Angels who were truly angels as they cared for Michael Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests honoring Michael Joseph's memory by donating to Holy Angels Residential Facility, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106 or you may donate online at laholyangels.org.