Merietta Louise Spencer, 79, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at her residence.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. at Flemming Funeral Chapel in Chesterfield with Rev. R.E. Blount officiating. Burial followed at McLain Grove Baptist Church in Cheraw.
Louise, or “Ease” as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Chesterfield to the late Rev. James Harley Spencer and the late Mary Ratliff Spencer. She received her high school diploma from Chesterfield Colored High School in 1951. She furthered her education at Morris College in Sumter. In the early 1960s, she moved to Baltimore, Md., where she lived and worked for many years. After returning to her home in Chesterfield, she joined the Chesterfield County School System where she was employed for over twenty years.
Louise was a very vibrant, feisty and outgoing person who made friends easily. She enjoyed talking, laughing and interacting with her many friends and colleagues from the community and from her several years of working in the Chesterfield County School System. Louise was a wonderful lady who was a joy to all who knew her. She became an adopted mom and sister for many who were inspired by her presence and wisdom.
Louise joined the Salem Missionary Baptist church at an early age and attended faithfully, serving in the capacity of Sunday school teacher and a member of the usher board for several years. She also regularly attended the McLain Grove Missionary Baptist Church and remained a loyal supporter until her death.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters; Geneva Finlayson (Samuel) and Geraldine Gordon (Wilton) and three brothers, James (Son), Jimmy Lee, and David (Doll) Spencer.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Follie Mae Spencer; six nieces; Carolyn, Marrietta, Jennifer, Gretchen, Mary and Janice; seven nephews, Kent, Nelson, Craig, Wilton Jr., Derrick, Terry and Christopher; six great nieces, seven great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her very much.
Flemming Funeral Home was in charge. E-condolences may be sent to www.flemmingfunerals.com