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Dorothy Spencer

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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