Dorothy Spencer

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Dorothy Jean Spencer affectionally known as “Dot”, served faithfully and tirelessly to help others. Now her work on Earth is done. She is safe in God’s arms. She came into this life on April 24, 1956, in Rayville, Louisiana. She was called home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2023. She is preceded in death by her father Richard Brisco; mother Doris Brisco; brothers Fred Spencer, Anthony Brisco, Brian Brisco and Victor Brisco.

Dorothy loving and dedicated mother to her two children LaDonna “Boo” Spencer and Mike Harris, for who she constantly sacrificed. As a 1973 graduated of Linden McKinley High School, Dorothy went on to Columbus Technical Institute which prepared her for a long career in the insurance industry.

Dorothy climbed the ranks in the insurance industry becoming a Senior Subrogation Recovery Specialist. After more than 30 successful years, she retired from The Motorist Insurance Group. Her strong will and entrepreneurial spirit led her to open one of the first mobile food trucks in the Columbus area. With huge success on the food truck, she able to open DJ’s Home Cooking, a brick-and-mortar take-out Soul Food in the Linden area. Dot or “Ms. DJ” as many of her customer called her, was known for her love of cooking and found satisfaction in watching people enjoy meals she prepared.

When she was not cooking, she enjoyed camping, fishing, dancing, gardening, and just having fun.  Dorothy never met a stranger. She showed kindness to all people. Her infectious spirit and warm heart sparked joy in all who she met. When she smiled you could see her cheekbones a mile away and she would not be caught without her signature burgundy lipstick.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of her children LaDonna “Boo” Spencer and Mike Harris (Meagan Alexander); Sisters, Pamela Harper, Yolanda (Mark) Dunlap, Tammy (Aaron)Phillips and Shelia (John) Stroud, 5 grandchildren Taelor Reese, Brooke Reese, Ari Harris, Jeffrey Reynolds II, and Brody Harris whom she adored and they affectionately called Whoa Whoa and Grandmother…and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation and Service to be held at The Chapel of Peace – East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43232, 9:00am and 10:00am, respectively. The date of services is Saturday 26, 2023.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tamra (Tami) Hairston

    Boo & Mick the both of you have did a phenomenal storyline about your Momma…My heart goes to the both of you & the entire family. I don’t know but one thing in this life, Father God provide our purpose & final performance on earth. I am certain she is in a better place than us. I Love you all & give my sincere condolences.

  2. My heart is heavy, it’s hard knowing that Dot is no longer with us. Although we are cousins we grew up as sisters. My family (Spanns) sends their deepest condolences to all of our cousins. I have my fun and loving memories to carry with me and hoping in time you all will find comfort in your memories. Forever remembered, Forever loved.
    Cousin Deborah (Jeff) Spann

  3. Dr. Tressa Brinkley

    To the family of Ms. Dorothy Spencer, I am so sorry for your loss. I meet Ms. Dorothy years ago she was such great woman and inspirational woman. You will be missed.

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