Mrs. Rachel F. Spence, 63, of Southaven, MS, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, located in Southaven. Mrs. Spence was a homemaker, whom loved and cherished being able to take care of her family. Mrs. Spence’s entire world revolved around her children, grandchildren, and family. If anyone were to disrespect or cross her children, you were sure to get a glance at her motherly instincts to protect them. She loved cooking and having all of her family over, and she especially loved attending her family reunions. Mrs. Spence loved her three dogs, two chihuahuas and one lab, and treated them as if they were her own children. She was so selfless and always put everyone else’s needs and wants above her own. She would always encourage those around her, and was determined, that if there was a will there was a way she could make anything happen. Mrs. Spence enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was camping, boating, or riding four-wheelers, you could count her in. According to her family, she was simply perfect, a one of a kind type of woman. Mrs. Spence’s legacy will continue to live on through the many memories she has made with family and friends.
Mrs. Spence leaves behind her loving husband of thirty-two years, William Joseph Spence, Jr. of Southaven, MS; two sons, Heath Spence (Gayle) of Horn Lake, MS, and Shide Spence (Kim) of California; three daughters, April Reed of Michie, TN, Tina Perry of Independence, MS, and Nicole Spence of Olive Branch, MS; three brothers, Danny Hodum (Nelida) of Corinth, MS, Wayne Hodum (Katherine) of Corinth, and Travis Hodum (Madeline) of Tazewell, TN; two sisters, Mary Jones of Olive Branch, and Judy Davis (Thomas) of Corinth; seven grandsons, Dalton Cook (Jessica), Dallas Perry, Dacota Perry, Christopher Spence, Joseph Spence, Joshua Spence, and Jacob Spence; one great-grandson, Dillion Cook. Mrs. Spence was also patiently awaiting the arrival of her great-granddaughter, Paisley Perry, who is due to arrive in April.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Raymond and Mamie Irene Hodum; four brothers, Eugene Hodum, Jake Hodum, Buddy Hodum, and Billy Hodum; four sisters, Violet Allen, Shirley King, Polly Pike, and Bobby Jean Hodum.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations and memorials in honor of Mrs. Rachel F. Spence, be made to either the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478; Oklahoma City, OK 73123) or West Cancer Center (7668 Airways Blvd; Southaven, MS 38671).
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Rd E; Southaven, MS 38671), with the funeral service following at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel at Twin Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will be at Autumn Woods Memorial Park Cemetery (6240 Davidson Rd; Olive Branch, MS 38654).
Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home (662) 349-9720.