Official Obituary of

Nettie R. Spencer

October 26, 1930 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Nettie R. Spencer Obituary

Ms. Nettie Claud Spencer was born October 26, 1930 in Southampton County, Virginia to the late Maynard Rogers and the late Burnie Turner Rogers. She attended school in Southampton County and confessed Christ at an early age.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Admiral Durman Claud and Calvin Nathaniel Spencer; two children, Tyrone Claud and Beverly Richerson; three brothers Booker T. Rogers, Maynard B. Rogers and Thomas J. Rogers; four sisters Hattie R. Adkins, Marie R. Grantley, Victoria R. Gray, and Burnie R. Mason; one granddaughter Regina Claud; 

She married the late Admiral D. Claud in 1950 and from this union there were blessed with four children. She was a dedicated wife, mother and faithful member of her church. She received certification as a nurse and worked several years at the Richmond Veterans Administration Medical Center where she retired from to care for her grandchildren. She was a dedicated worker who took pride in comforting her patients. She was the President of the Usher Board at Ebenezer Church of Our Lord for many, many years and everyone looked forward to her chartered bus trips with the James River Bus Company. She enjoyed playing the piano for the Senior Choir, writing poetry, and was a playwright as well. She enjoyed making home cooked meals for her family and singing songs while playing on her piano.

Nettie went home to be with her Lord and savior on March 1, 2024. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Herbert Claud (Gloria) of Richmond, VA, and Milton Claud of Richmond, VA; two granddaughters, Danielle Long of Richmond, VA and Kesha C. Silver (Kenneth) of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandsons, Herbert Claud Jr. of Richmond, VA, Mandell Claud of Richmond, VA, and Milton Claud, Jr. of Newport News, VA; 16 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, Kairo Long; one sister, Irene R. Jackson of Hampton, VA; one Goddaughter, Frances Brown; one Godson, Larry Edwards; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

We will continue to praise and thank God for a phenomenal woman who lived an exemplary life.

A viewing will be held from 10 am - 7 pm March 8, 2024 at Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service - East Chapel, 5008 Nine Mile Road, Richmond, VA. 

A funeral service will be held 12 Noon March 9, 2024 at Ebenezer Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 901 N. 32nd Street, Richmond, VA. 

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. 

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March 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service (East Chapel)

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Ebenezer Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
901 N. 32nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Interment following funeral service
March 9, 2024

Oakwood Cemetery
3101 Nine Mile Rd.
Richmond, VA 23223


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