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Lenora (Bowden) Spencer

Born: Tue., Jan. 15, 1935
Died: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019


10:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service

12:30 PM Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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MRS. LENORA BOWDEN SPENCER, 84 of WASHINGTON, DC formerly of MT. GILEAD, NC passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at her home.  

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in MT. Gilead, NC. Visitation will be held 10:30 am  to 11:00 am in  the Chapel prior to the service.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in MT. Gilead, NC.  

Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of MT. Gilead, NC is serving the Spencer, Bowden and extended families.

Lenora Bowden Spencer was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1935, in Mount Gilead (Montgomery County) North Carolina, to Anita Susa Mae Smitherman Bowden and Sumler Bowden, Sr.  Both parents preceded her in death.

Lenora chose God as her Savior at age twelve.  She joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead, NC.  Lenora played on the Mount Gilead Colored Schools Girls softball team.  She attended Peabody High School in Troy, NC, where she was a member of the girls basketball team.  

Lenora was very vigorous and lively throughout her lifetime.  She was active on a daily basis.  If you said the word "Travel", she was ready to go.  She was an avid music lover who enjoyed dancing, working in her flower garden and collecting unique items, such as porcelain roosters and other antiques.  She took great pride in cooking and preparing meals for special occasions.  Lenora had a host of special friends.  Amongst a few of her most special aquaintances were Dorothy Woodberry, Clara Williams Spencer and Alice Smith.  She was a woman who posessed many wonderful qualities, whose heart was bigger than life.  She touched a part of each person who crossed her path, and for that, she will be missed and live in all of our hearts.

 Lenora was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester Edward Spencer of Eagle Springs(Moore County) NC.  The siblings preceding her in death are; Jessie Bowden (Lonnie Mae), Mary Agnes Bowden Patterson (William), Sumler Bowden Jr., Franklin Delano Bowden (Carrie) and Ruby Bowden Lewis (Billie Rae).  Two sons preceded her in death, Lester Junior Ingram (Delphine) and Gary Antoine Spencer and two grandsons, Marcus Leonardo Woodland and John Edward Woodland, Jr.

Seven surviving sisters-in-law, Barbara Little (Bobbie) Bowden (Sumler,Jr), Josephine Spencer (Levon), Pauline LeGrand (Clifton), Alberta Spencer, Linda Kay Spencer (Connell), Catherine Spencer (David) and Vivian Spencer Jones.  Two surviving brothers-in-law, Lovell Spencer and George Matthews.

Lenora loved her children, leaving them with cherished memories.  They are William Smith, Lavis Cedric Bowden, Violet Woodland (John), Beverly Bowden Horne, Louvenia Brower (Clifton); Deborah Alford (Alton), Patricia Letren (Derick), Dwayne Spencer (Shirley), Cynthia McGrigg (Frank, Jr.) and Gregory Spencer (Lorraine); two surving sisters, Myrtle Bowden Wright (George) and Evelyn Ellen Bowden.  Also cherished memories to James Horne Jr., (Rhonda), Anita Renee Horne, Janieri Horne (Ronnell Smith), Brenton Cordell Horne and Cynthia Quiana Horne.  

Lenora was blessed with many wonderful nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, whom loved her dearly.


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Alton Alford (Son-in- Law)
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
My wife and family have loss a beautiful and kind lady who had a kind and giving spirit. My Mother-in-law became my second mom who welcome me to the family with open arms. I will always treasure the times we spent together and her giving spirit.

Marcella Wright-Nelson
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
I am her niece from New Jersey. My family & I are totally devastated & heartbroken of her death. She was my second mother & her kids were all my siblings. She was a giving soul & generous person with a Heart of Gold.
She will be terribly missed. I will love her forever until eternity.

Terry & Janie Ball
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019
Just want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time of sadness and praying that GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT will comfort, guide and direct you all at this time thus allowing you to have the strength beyond what is normal and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
May God bless and be with each of you during this time. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Carolyn Horne and Family

Marcella Wright-Nelson ( Her Niece from New Jersey )
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
My Family & I are totally devastated & heart broken of her death. She was my second Mother & her kids were all my siblings. She was a giving soul & generous person with a heart of Gold. She will be terribly missed. I will love her forever until eternity.

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