Mabel Spence

Obituary of Mabel Spence

Mabel M. Spence, 99 of Fayetteville, GA, formerly of Norristown, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  She was the wife of the late James K. Spence, Jr. 


Born May 1, 1918, in Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Henry and Grace (Pugh) Thiess.  Mrs. Spence volunteered for the Red Cross and enjoyed ceramics and crafts.


She is survived by her children William Spence, Daniel Spence, Margaret Garret, Irene DeRemer and Grace Bilella, 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 4 great, great-grandchildren. 


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by daughter Roberta Spangler, son James K. Spence, III, granddaughter Kelly Spangler, two grandsons Bradley Spence and David Pearson, four sisters, Grace Burgess, Jessie Beck, Lillian Veech and Anna Greenwood and a brother Harry Thiess.


The family will receive friends from 9-9:45 AM on Saturday, September 30 at the R.L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Skippack Pike and Cedars Road, Skippack, a funeral service will follow at 10 AM.  Interment will be at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.


Arrangements are by the R.L. Williams, Jr., Funeral Home, Inc. in Skippack.  Online condolences may be made to the family at