In Memory

Leah Spence (Richmond)

Graveside services for Leah Sue (Spence) Richmond, 58, of Lufkin will  be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hayes Springs Cemetery in Grapeland with Pastor Rick Williams officiating. Mrs. Richmond was born July 25, 1956 in Crockett, Texas to A. J. Spence and Roberta Lee (Carter) Spence and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Galveston. She was a retired x-ray technician, having worked for Memorial Hospital mobile MRI Unit and other doctor's offices. She loved her grandchildren. Mrs. Richmond was a member of Lufkin's First Baptist Church. Leah was a strong fighter and was dearly loved. She will be forever missed. Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Prince and husband, Cullen of Lufkin; grandchildren, Gracie and Kutter Prince of Lufkin; special friend, Nathan Worthen of Lufkin; nephew Dylan Kempf and wife, Danielle of Midlothian, Virginia; great- niece and great-nephew, Kaity and Cason Kempf of Midlothian, Virginia; daughter's grandmother, Wanda Richmond of Lufkin; numerous other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Bert Spence, Grandmother, Gerty Spence; sister, Andrea 'Scooter' Kempf. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , National Home Office, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin. Memories and condolences may be added at Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Apr. 5, 2015


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05/30/15 01:43 PM #1    

Rebecca Branton (Strickland)

My donation to our class was made in memory of sweet Leah.

07/06/15 01:16 PM #2    

Jan Dobbs (Barton NHS74)

Leah and I grew up together and had many great times in jr high and high school at slumber and birthday parties, going to the movies, etc.

We had lost touch, but Facebook brought us back together.  She and I spoke almost daily on FB.  I knew she was ill but did not realize that she had taken a turn for the worse until I found out she had passed away.

Only a week before another mutual friend Sharron Heath Henson (daughter of Mrs. Heath from TJR) passed away.  Leah was very upset and texted me about it.  They had grown very close with shared memories of Leah's deceased sister Scooter.

The last text I got from Leah was that she would let me know when she knew more details about Sharron.  And then she was gone too.

I can still hear her infectious giggle from the old days.

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