Sarah “Jean” Jeanette Spencer, age 81, of Keysville, VA passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Francis Wilmoth; and her best friend Thelma Gard.

Jean is survived by one daughter, Tammy Ferguson of Drakes Branch, VA; two sons, Jeff Spencer of Keysville, VA, and Calvin Spencer and wife, Amy of Charlotte Court House, VA; three brothers, Eddie Grey Wilmoth and wife, Bert of Colonial Heights, VA, Sammy Wilmoth and wife, Mary of Red Oak, VA, Timmy Wilmoth and wife, Susie of Amelia, VA; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

Jean was charitable, hardworking, honest, and a caring person. She was a manager for thirty years for Sheldon’s Motel & Restaurant, an active member of Salem Christian Church, an avid book reader.  Jean loved Elvis Presley, enjoyed baking and loved holidays spent with family.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Salem Christian Church Cemetery, Chase City, VA.  The Reverend Herman Newcomb will be officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude or Covenant House.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Connie Daly

    12 November 2023 3 months ago

    Sorry for your loss she was a great lady

  2. Vicki Kellam

    12 November 2023 3 months ago

    Very sorry for the loss of this sweet lady. She was loved and adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by many.

  3. April Adams

    12 November 2023 3 months ago

    Tammy I am so sorry to hear this. Your Mom was a cool lady. I have some good memories from some of her phone calls when we were working. May your memories bring you confort. I will be thinking about you guys and you’re in my prayers. Love you.

  4. Nelson and Vicki Cardwell

    13 November 2023 3 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for all.

  5. Belinda Hammock

    13 November 2023 3 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. A mother is such a special person and I know yours meant the world to you. Jean was such a great friend to my mama. I often would see her when I went to see my mama. I can picture them now heading off to church or sitting at the kitchen table on Sunday afternoons. May your memories of good times comfort you.

  6. Jennifer Smith-Palmer

    13 November 2023 3 months ago

    I am so sorry to read of Jean’s passing. She was such a sweet person. Loved seeing her around town.

  7. Sari Goff

    18 November 2023 3 months ago

    We send our sincere condolences to you. Although your mom lived across the street, we mainly saw her at Sheldon’s in the day. She was always efficient and nice to us. We hope you will enjoy fond memories.

  8. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    02 December 2023 3 months ago

    we are so sorry to hear of Mrs Spencer passing away may God comfort you all during this difficult time RIP Mrs Spencer

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