Lois Spencer

OKOLONA – Lois Ailene Spencer, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, she was born March 13, 1930, in Chickasaw County to Zeke Reeves and Allie Mae Hood Reeves. She married George William Spencer on Dec. 22, 1951, and they shared 29 years of marriage until his death on Dec. 22, 1980. During her younger years, she enjoyed working in several capacities and in her later years she worked as a caregiver. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, watching the Home and Garden channel, Animal Planet and the Cooking Network on television, and music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Steve Cohea officiating. A private burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday, all at the Okolona Chapel.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 5, Chickasaw Journal.

Survivors include one son, Garry William Spencer (special friend, Roseanne Doan) of Okolona; four daughters, Bettye Armstrong of Okolona, Debra Wilson of Houston, Brenda Goodson (special frien, Billy Perry) of Gore Springs and Tammy Dillard (Tim) of Furrs; one brother, Eugene Reeves (Margaret) of Wren; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; 16 siblings; one daughter, Sherry Darlene McKinney, and one son, Dennis Lloyd.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Pettit, Bradley McKinney, Jason Spencer, Dennis Spencer, Chris Spencer, Shane Webster, C.J. Dillard, Will Dillard and Eric Wilson.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

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