YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Lorraine Thompson Spencer will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Metro Assembly of God.
Mrs. Spencer was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, September 11, 2017 surrounded her by her loving family.
Lorraine was born April 11, 1931 in Pulaski, Illinois, a daughter of Willie and Loveader Thompson coming to the Valley many years ago.
She was a devoted homemaker and wife who dedicated her time to raising her children and caring for her home. She was a self-taught pianist and was an active member of Gospel Baptist Church until her health prevented her from attending.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Gregory (Anna) Walker of Struthers, Ronald (Michelle) Walker of Youngstown, John Robert (Christina) Spencer of Struthers and Althia Spencer with whom she made her home; her brother, Franklin (Donna) Thompson of San Francisco, California; her sisters, Lucille Ellis, Jessie Maxwell Peterson both of Youngstown; 34 grandchildren including Ronald Cash whom she reared; 48 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; seven great-great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
She was greeted in Heaven by her parents; her brother, James Thompson; her sisters, Helen Miles, Omar Bailey; her sons, Roosevelt “Juney”, Lawrence “Larry”, Michael “Micky” and Joseph “Peanut” Walker and her granddaughter, Sherry Walker.
The family will receive friends Friday, September 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at J.E. Washington Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Thursday, September 14 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.