valerie spruill

Valerie Spruill, 60, of Akron, Ohio, found out after her husband’s death that he was her father.

*There’s a book by J. California Cooper called “Family.”

In her book, she discusses how the people of America are all one big family because of the mixing and mingling of slave owners with those they had enslaved.

But as time went on in America, there are many more stories of intermingling in families, but one of the worse would have to be having a relationship with a parent that you didn’t know was your parent.

Valerie Spruill, 60, of Akron, Ohio, knows too well how this can happen. She had been married to a man by the name of Percy Spruill, who had later been identified as her father.

Percy Spruill died in 1998, at the age of 60, but Valerie didn’t find out until (more…)