Arlene L. Spencer


PORTSMOUTH—Mrs. Arlene Lovell Spencer of Portsmouth, formerly of Merry Point, died June 5, 2017.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arlene Lovell Spencer were held Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at the Willie Chapel Baptist Church, Merry Point, where Rev. Rose M. Curry is pastor and   Rev. Craig Harcum, eulogist.

Arlene Lovell Spencer, was born October 11, 1952, to the late Collin Harcum and Nancy Pinn. Arlene was born and raised in Lancaster County. In her early years, she attended the Lancaster Public Schools and graduated from Rappahannock Community College.

Arlene later became employed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where she worked until she retired December 2012. While employed there she got to know and love a host of friends and acquaintances. Of the many friends that crossed her path, her friendship with Willena Hopson and Sharon Bates proved the test of time and they remained friends for the long haul.

Arlene, fondly known as Vell, enjoyed movies, traveling, teaching children and was best known for giving orders and for putting the “book” in Facebook.

On Monday, June 5, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. at the Sentara CarePlex in Hampton, Arlene transitioned to a new body.

Arlene was predeceased by her fathers, Collin Harcum and Glendon Pinn; son, Derrick Spencer; and brother, Collin Harcum Jr.

Arlene leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Nancy Pinn; god-mother and great-great aunt, Alice Rich; her sons, Kevin Harcum (Adrienne) and Steven Kelly; daughters, Crystal Parker and Ellen Smith; brothers, Ricky Harcum and Glen Pinn (Lynn); sisters, Alice Wran (Monte), Faye Moton (Gamiel), Lisa Conway (Roy); and special friend, Isaac Ellison; along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Interment services were held at the Church of Deliverance in Merry Point, where she was laid to rest close to her beloved son, Derrick Spencer.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Berry O. Waddy, Manager.



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