Jessie Louise Spencer

April 1, 1929 ~ May 14, 2011

Jessie Louise Ayer Spencer, 82, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, in her residence in Bedford, Texas, with her loving family at her side.

Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to William W. Ayer Sr. and Jessie Fleming Ayer, Mrs. Spencer grew up in Lake Charles. She was a 1946 graduate of Lake Charles High School where she was a Kiltie and attended McNeese State University where she met her husband. She trusted Jesus Christ as her savior and often finding comfort in quoting familiar versus of scripture. She was a member of University United Methodist Church while living in Lake Charles. Mrs. Spencer enjoyed all sports, never missing a game during the years her sons were playing baseball. She continued to enjoy watching sports of all kinds on television. She had the unique talent of being a competition whistler.

Mrs. Spencer is survived by her husband of 64 years, Roe Spencer of Bedford, Texas; sons Neal Spencer and wife Patti of North Richland Hills, TX, and Darrell Spencer and wife Karen of Lake Charles; grandchildren David Spencer, Kelley LaGrange and husband Luke, Carrie Kelly and husband Beaux, Jennifer Jaetzold and husband Cory and Kevin Spencer and wife Dora; great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Savannah, Lainey and Graeme; and one brother, William W. Ayer, Jr. and his wife Martha of Madison, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Home. Darrell Spencer will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until service time.

Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, "Strength to Soar," 8012 Odell Street, North Richland Hills, TX 76182

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Solaris Hospice of Decatur, Texas for their compassionate care of their loved one.

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  1. Darrell – Our prayers are with you and your family as you mourn your mother's passing. May God surround you all with His peace and give you strength during the coming days.

  2. Darrell,I'll always remember the sound of her voice, as I remember my moms also. She was always concerned where you were going and what you were doing and with whom. She was a true Mom. I know you and your family will miss her. My condolences, D.

  3. Please accept my deepest sympathy and regrets that I was not able to attend the service for Louise. I hold fond memories of the friend-ship we shared from Central School on to McNeese Jr. College….and especially of her wonderful whistling talent. It was a nice surprise to see her and meet some of the family at Lock Park with LCHS Alumniand Kilties several years ago and I wish she had been able to attend our Class Reunions to reminisce more.May God bless and comfort you in this difficult time.

  4. She was a wonderful lady. Always offered food and drink when we came to visit. I remember her at all the ball games..high school, college,etc. God bless the entire family.

  5. Soon you will be reunited with papa! I hope we have made you proud and you are always looking down on us! Love, Your Granddaughter! P.S. Hope you are still rockin' your RED lipstick!!!

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