Doretha Phillips Spencer
A Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
On the bright and blessed day of January 5, 1932, a beautiful baby girl was born to the blessed union of the late Booker T. and Mabel Phillips in Bellville, Texas. They lovingly named her Doretha. She was the first born of two which includes her late sister (Dorothy Simon). They would later relocate to Houston, Texas.
Doretha received her formal education from the local schools in the Houston Independent School District, completing her education at Jack Yates High School and furthered her studies at St. Elizabeth Nursing School.
With the blessing of being reared in a loving Christian home. Doretha accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized.
On June 11, 1949, Doretha united in Holy matrimony to the love of her life, Isaac Spencer Sr. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Crane, this union was blessed with six beautiful children, and a wonderful 53 years of marriage.
Doretha had an outstanding career at Jefferson Davis Hospital as a newborn LVN nurse for 25 years until Jefferson Davis Hospital closed down. Doretha would then continue her career at LBJ Hospital for a short period of time until she transferred to Ben Taub Hospital until her retirement. Doretha has devoted to the newborn nursery for 30 years.
Doretha was the First Lady of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church with her late husband, Pastor Isaac Spencer Sr. There, Doretha would remain a faithful, dedicated member, and first lady of the church until her husband’s passing.
After retirement, Doretha enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren to the fullest and looked forward to the time they spent together. Doretha graciously assumed the role of her husband’s primary care giver from the onset of his deteriorating health until the Lord called him to eternity rest.
On August 2, 2022, God called Doretha to his heavenly home as he was ready for this beautiful soul. Doretha is proceeded in death by her Father, Booker T. Phillips; Mother, Mabel Hadden; Sister, Dorothy Simon; Husband, Pastor Isaac Spencer, Sr.; along with her ; one daughter, Angel Gail Francis, two sons; Vincent Spencer, and Ira Spencer.
Doretha leaves a lifetime of precious and loving memories to her Daughter: Patricia Daniels (Darrell); her Sons: Isaac Spencer, Jr. (Marie), Philip Spencer (Leatha); her Nephew: Myron Simon (Sheba). Her Caregiver: Elizabeth Flores, who took great care of her; Her Weekend Caregiver: Gloria Lewis and great-grandchildren and many friends who are just like flowers, colorful, plentiful, beloved.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Viewing: 2 PM
Celebration of Life Service: 3 PM
N.L. Wright, Sr. Memorial Chapel
of Serenity Mortuary
8619 Windswept Lane
Houston, TX 77063
Pastor Roydrick C. Miller, Officiating
Monday, August 15, 2022
Graveside: 10 AM
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038