Leatrice Dephane “Lea” Spell, 86, of Chattanooga, Tn., passed away from a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017.
Lea was born on Oct. 25, 1931, in Leveland, Tx. to the late Archie and Geraldean McBee. She was married on Jan. 27, 1953 in Lubbock, Tx., to the late Perry F. Spell. She graduated from Draughons Business College in Lubbock, and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Tx.
She was a longtime member of Brainerd Presbyterian Church, the Order of Christ Servants, and a devoted and loving wife, mother, and friend who was always cheerful and light hearted.
She is survived by her son, Perry F. Spell and W. Craig of Garrison, Tn., daughter, Lisa (John) Holley of Montana, grandchildren, Ryan Whittle of Atlanta, GA, Reid (Katy) Whittle and son Harrison of Signal Mountain,Tn., Robert “Rob” (Whitney) Whittle and children, Nolan, Elin, and Owen of Chattanooga, Tn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Brainerd Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ronald Ragon officiating. Reception will follow service.
Burial will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 1624 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.