Vivian Spencer

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Vivian Spencer was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 20, 1950, to Beotis Crowder Sr. and Christine Crowder. She was the fifth child of seven siblings. She departed this life unexpectedly on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

She attended East High School where she received her high school diploma and she also attended Columbus Business University and received her diploma in office machines. She was employed by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for two years. She was also employed by many day-care centers. She volunteered for the Columbus Literacy Council and Women Against Rape. She was an entrepreneur and had several of her own businesses—Viv’s Variety, Operation Emergency Fund and One Hand to Another “Changing People’s Lives”. As a young mother she would attend Bishop Yancey Baptist Church with her children. In 1976 she met Charlie H. Spencer and they married in 1981.

Vivian loved to talk and talk and talk some more (Smile). Dance, sing and be with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Cowboy Western Movies, “In the Heat of the Night”, and “Blue Bloods”. She barely missed watching her Soap Opera’s (Channel 10). She was a non-smoker, no illegal drug user, and a non-drinker her entire life. She always encouraging other people to do the same. Vivian always put GOD first in her life and would read the Bible with her children even when her children were grown.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother; Beotis and Christine Crowder. Husband; Charlie H. Spencer. Grandson; Dontae Lamar Maurice Crowder, Brother; Chester Scales Sr Sister; Bernice Crowder. Aunts; Charlie Mae Allen, Willie Lee Boyd, and Mattie Smedley. Aunt and Uncle; Marie and Jessie B Crowder. Aunts; Willie Mae Gates, Essie M. Hightower, Ella Mae Canady and Margaret Jenkins, Uncles; Raymond, Daniel, George Henry, Herman, Buddy, Charlie, and Wilbur. “Special Cousin” Donnie Crowder!

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children: Maurice, Angela, and Keith. Sibling’s; Willie (Cherry) Gates, Carol Butler, Glory Fair, Erma Jean, Beotis (Barbara) Crowder Jr, Tina (Robert) Richardson. fifteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. “Sister in Christ” Sylvia Newman “Special Nephew” Corey Newman! “Special Cousin” Rickey Emory! A host nieces, nephews, and cousins!





Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Unity Temple COGIC, 52 Reeb Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates Monday, February 14, 2022 10:00 AM


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Condolence Messages

  1. LaGear White Jr

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, if you need aything just let us know. We’ve always kept you and the family in our prayers, we love you and will always be here for you.

    • Me and my family were hurtful to hear of my Annt Vivians passing. It truly was a surprise. She had a life, with people who loved her deeply. I pray she Rest In Peace til we all meet again.
      I’m n loving memory of Annt Vivian.
      Love Kimberly Sykes and family, daughter of William Gates who is her brother.

  2. Linda Peaks-Smith

    I’m so shocked,Vivian and l talked frequently,my condolences to the family

  3. Rest in peace Lil lady
    God Bless your family

  4. Maurice, Angie and Keith, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Vivian was a sweet person. You are in my prayers.

  5. Michelle Burstion

    I am so sorry to hear this. I was Ms. Viv’s visiting nurse and have been off on medical leave. Praying for the family.

  6. Alphonso L Coleman

    Angela, my condolences to you and family in the loss of your Mother. May God continue to give you all comfort during this difficult time. Love you and God Bless, Dad

  7. Christina woods

    I can’t believe you are gone Aunt Vivian you will always be missed. I will miss everything about you the sound of your voice. You were always willing to help. I pray we meet again some day. I love you

  8. Iam so sorry for your loss my friend I will keep y’all in my prayers and may she rip and rih

  9. You will be missed Ms Spencer /Mom I’m glad I got to see and talk to you recently the past year! Rest easy..I’ll miss your smile

  10. I miss and love you grandma I will see u one day

  11. Jacqueline Johnson

    Jacqueline Stitt Johnson, to my dearest cousin Vivian she will really be truly miss of her caring about family, the most I’m going to miss is her calling me constantly and asking about family !!! love alway cousin Jacqueline Stitt Johnson

  12. Diahann Watson Ryan

    Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the Spencer family, specifically, Keith Crowder.

    May God give you and your family what you at the time that you need it; your mom was a sweet lady and she will be missed.

  13. Teaerra Tirado (Walker) aka Tee-Tee

    My condolences to my cousins on the passing of their grandmother. We’re related on our dads side of the family but whenever we see Ms.Vivian she always treated us like family. I pray for healing over my cousins and Ms. Angie and that they may find the strength to move forward after enduring so much loss these past few months. Ms.Vivians spirit shines bright through her family and her legacy will live on. She was extremely loved and will be missed. May her soul find peace and continue to watch over her family. Heaven has added another angel.

  14. Anita cross country

    IN MEMORY OF YUR mother ,mother was a good person in many special . VIVIAN LOVE HER Children and the family. Love talk her family,love people’s she came in contact with.May God strength and comfort all you during this will carry you through

  15. Sending heartfelt condolences , prayers, Love and hugs to each and every one of you. May God continue to bless you and strengthen you in this difficult time. Your mom was a very different of mine for many many years.

  16. Christina Wofford

    So Sorry For Your Loss, My Prayers and Condolences Going Out Too Her Three Children,Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Her Siblings And All Of her Extended Family and Friends,Gone but Never forgotten, May She Rest In Peace,We Love You (Vivian)See You In The Morning!!!

  17. I love you my baby forever in a day you know me with you with you with me you didn’t see one without the other you were the true definition of my ride or die Grandma you were my best friend and will forever be this one really took me out grandma I miss you so much every aching day hour minute and second I love you forever in a day and we’ll see you again someday

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