August 29, 1924 ~ February 6, 2021

Born in: Carpenter, MS
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Florene Lora Lutz Spell age 96 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on February 6, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her parents Mary Norton and Ralph K Lutz, and her husband, C.D. Spell.

Florene was born in Carpenter, MS on August 29, 1924 to Mary Norton and Ralph Kenneth Lutz.  Her family relocated to Raymond, MS when she was three years old.  Florene was an only child. She attended Raymond High School and was very active in music playing piano and singing.  She graduated from Hinds Jr. College with a degree in Music with focus in Piano.

On June 20, 1944 she married C.D. Spell.  They were married for 66 years. They adopted their son, Kenneth Curtis Spell, and later gave birth to their daughter, Marcia Annette (Steve) Barker.  She was a stay-at-home mother until the children were in high school and junior high respectively and they lived in Vicksburg.  She worked at various retail establishments in Vicksburg and had a 17-year banking career at First National Bank of Vicksburg, MS.

She had two grandchildren, Jonathan Barker and Melody Barker, and three great grandchildren, Amelia Barker, Sasha Barker, and Lora Barker.

She attended church at First Baptist Vicksburg where she played piano and sang in the choir for over 50 years. In 2001 she and C.D moved to Georgia to be closer to her daughter and family. She and C.D. attended Pilgrimage Presbyterian Church and then First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.

She will be remembered as a committed, loyal wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and outgoing friend, neighbor, Church member and caregiver.  She loved giving to others and found it difficult to accept help from others.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 February 12, 2021 at Wages & Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA.

Family requests that all in attendance wear masks and socially distance as per CDC guidelines.  In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to:

First United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, 395 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville 30046 or donate at FUMCLV.org/GIVE.

Or to CURE Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338 or online at: CUREChildhoodCancer.org

Graveside services will be conducted at Gwinnett Memorial Park, 925 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Florence Spell Celebration of Life Live Stream from We Stream Services 2 on Vimeo.

 

Services

Visitation: February 12, 2021 1:30 pm - February 12, 2021 2:45 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: February 12, 2021 3:00 pm - February 12, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 US Highway 29 S
Lawrenceville, AG 30046

770-962-7630
www.gwinnettcemetery.com/

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I would like to be with you during this very difficult time, but please know I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sending prayers and loving thoughts to you all. I know your memories and faith will help you through this tough time.
    Love, Debbie and Walt Belcher

  3. Ken, Marcia and families: We are all thinking of you at this time of great loss. It’s been many, many years since we’ve seen Florene or any of you. Your Mom loved to get phone calls from Norma and Barbara and others, so we have kept up with you through the years. May you find comfort in knowing family and friends are here for you and share in your sorrow. No one can ever take the place of your mother. She loved you all.

  4. CandleImageWe are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort, peace, and healing are with your family.

  5. CandleImageWishing we could be with you today and remembering all the wonderful (&funny) family visits over the years. Your mom was the last of the old guard.

    We always admired your mother’s caring and selfless nature. She was amazing!! Her devotion to your dad and care of Grandma Rob was exceptional. Sending you our love. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you.

  6. CandleImageMarcia – I am so sad for your loss, and I know you and your family are in sorrow tonight as you celebrate this wonderful mother, wife, and friend. I can see where your love of music came from. Sending you all much love, hugs, and prayers for comfort through these days. God bless and keep you.

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