It is with most sincere sympathy that we formally announce the passing of Mrs. Lottie Mae Spencer. Mrs. Spencer transitioned from this life on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Lottie Mae Spencer was born on June 18, 1926 in Boston, Georgia to the late Ed and Lizzie Belle Bingham. Lottie was preceded in death by her husband Walter Spencer; daughter Dorothy Wright; siblings Willie James Bingham, Eddie Bingham, Isaac Bingham, Louise Manning Doris Singletary and Albert Bingham.
In Boston, Lottie attended Boston Elementary and was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Churchand later became a member of Greater New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo, GA. Lottie was also an Eastern Star, with membership at the Hannah Pride Chapter #3.
Lottie married Walter Spencer in 1956 and made her home in Cairo, Ga where she worked for many years as a homemaker for the Lyle's family. In Cairo, she made lifelong bonds with friends she considered family. She was particularly close to her best friend and next door neighbor Louise 'Lou' Armstrong, her children and many others.
Lottie lived a long life and served the Lord daily, never forgetting to thank Him for her blessings and longevity. Lottie was a woman of undeniable faith that never wavered. She lived a fulfilled life, oftentimes playing mother figure and sharing her wisdom with all she met. Lottie was always in good spirits and her hearty laughter would fill any room. Lottie was an avid cook and loved cooking large meals with a “southern” appeal. She was especially known for her baking skills, and her delicious cakes were sought after by many, nicknaming her the “cake lady”. Known for her sharp memory and wit, she would sit for hours discussing every detail of life growing up in the south and reminisce about the good ole days, often mentioning how simpler life was when she was a little girl. The only time she would pause from engaging with her friends and family was during her times watching her favorite soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” She was vastly independent and preferred to remain independent throughout most of her “golden years.” However, in 2012, due to her declining mobility and health, she moved to Hampton, VA where her loving daughter and grandchildren cared for her until her final days. Lottie’s presence, spirit, and unwavering devotion to the Lord was an example to all she reached and she will be greatly missed.
Lottie leaves to cherish her memories and legacy to her son in law, Jerome Wright, granddaughters LaTonya (Corey) Wright-Gregg, Rayven (Shawn) Johnson of Hampton VA; grandson Kendrick (Bridgette) Wright of Cairo, GA. Great grandchildren Breona, Keondra, Cordell, Corohn, Kendrick Jr and Noah. Sisters, Mary (Charlie) Grant and Etta Cohen of Rochester, NY, Carrie Grant of Thomasville GA. A host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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