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Veronica Spencer

September 13, 1941 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 77)

First Lady Veronica Spencer went to be with the Lord on Monday July 1, 2019. She was born on September 13, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Samuel Oliver and Kathryn Reeves.

She moved to Michigan and graduated from Niles High School where she met and married her true love Ebenezer Spencer.

They were godly united in 1959 and from this union five children were born.

In her academics, she graduated with honors from Lake Michigan College in Associate of Applied science in 1977 and received her Licensed Practical Nurse credential. Soon thereafter returned in 1980, to the same college and graduate with her Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She then received her Registered Nurse license from the State of Michigan.  She continued her educational journey at Kalamazoo College where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

In her Civic accomplishments she served as a Chaplin for Lakeland Spectrum Health. For 10 years, she worked as a field nurse for the Berrien County Health Department, becoming a foster parent after witnessing the many needs of children, she took an active part in changing the lives of many children, among the many were Sandra Clay and Beatrice Abbott. For 21 years, she served the Benton Harbor Area School as the Administrator of Nurses.

In 1966, she received her Evangelist Missionary license from the Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop C. J. Johnson.  For many years, she served as the Youth Director under Pastor Harrington. She also was a prominent conference speaker, marriage counselor, an anointed orator in her own right and above all she was an exceptional First Lady.

She leaves to cherish her husband of 61 years Supt. Ebenezer Spencer; five children: Tyrrence (Wanda) Spencer, Towana (Anthony) Austin, Vernon Spencer, JeVena (James) Stokes, Michella (Glenn) McFarland, Teresa Griffin and Mary Green; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; only living sibling, Karen Williams; only living uncle, Administrative Assistant Milton Oliver.

She proceeds in death, her mother Kathryn Reeves, Father Samuel Oliver, grandmother Catherine Reeves, Sister Charlotte Thomas, Brother Conrad Fitzgerald and Grandson Anthony Spencer.

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