HIAWASSEE, Ga. — Lynn B. Spooner, 86, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, following a brief illness.
Lynn was born October 2, 1930, in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Jefferson Grey and Lillian Walker Brown. On May 5, 1948, she married the love of her life, Erwin Spooner.
She was preceded in death by her husband ‘Spooner; sister, Betty Mickler; brother, Charles Brown; sons, David (Sonny) and Sam Spooner; and grandson, Erin Meador.
Lynn is survived by her sister and best friend, Fay Robinson; son, Michael Spooner (Pam); and daughters, Pam Meador (Lonnie) and Renee Shelley (Larry). Lynn is also survived by her grandchildren, Leanne Tripp (Dave), Kyle Shelley, Hannah Spooner and Ashley Lanckton; great-grandchildren Brandon, Erin, Austin, Rylan, Caiden and Joy; and several nieces and nephews.
Lynn retired from General Electric in 1990 and took advantage of her retirement to pursue traveling. She was the first one to have her bags packed and in the car with only a moments notice.
In 1956, Lynn made a vow to her God Jehovah that she would witness for his name. She remained faithful to that vow right to the end. Her love for Jehovah and his son Jesus motivated her to teach her children the truths she had learned from her careful study of the Holy Scriptures. That same love inspired her to volunteer much of her time and energy in a door-to-door ministry, sharing those Bible truths with others.
Lynn moved to Hiawassee, Ga., in 2015, and was a member of the Hiawassee Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the time of her death. Prior to that, she had been a member of the Sunset Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wilmington, N.C., for decades.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Sunset Park Kingdom Hall.