Hasaba Criner Spence

Hasaba Criner Spence, 85, of Willis, VA, Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. During her journey she was always surrounded by her loving family and the most wonderful caregivers and nursing staff of Carrington Place in Daleville Va. where she had made her home for almost 4 years.

When she realized she could no longer live in the home and neighborhood she loved, she graciously accepted her new home and the family at Carrington Place as her own. She set an example for all of us to follow with her unending love of God, her family and friends.

She was blessed with two church families. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Church of Christ and attended Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren in her neighborhood.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Roy E Spence; Her parents, Ray and Delphia Criner; and her step mother Mamie Higgs Criner; Brothers, Vivian, Henry, Elmer, Tom and Wendell Criner; and One sister, Ibra Brookman.

Left to cherish her memory is her Daughter, Beatrice Thompson and husband Kenneth of Troutville, VA; Son, Wayne Spence of Christiansburg VA; Four grandchildren, Cheryl Lunsford of Fincastle VA;

Lisa Bess and husband David of Roanoke; Ricky Spence and wife Mendy of Floyd; Donnie Spence of Stuart VA; and Seven Great Grandchildren, Erin and Ryan Lunsford of Fincastle VA, Brandon, Spencer, Brooke Bess of Roanoke VA; Jared and Abigail Spence of Floyd.

She is survived by five sisters and one brother, Helen Bain (Carl) of Silver Springs, Florida, Joann Sowers (Frank) of Radford; Rachel Simpkins (Hugh) of Radford; Margie Mannon (Tommy) of Radford, Carol Whitlock (David) of Hiwassee, Dennis Criner of Phenix City, Alabama; and Many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Viewing will be Friday December 18, 2009 from 5 to 8 pm at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be rescheduled for Monday December 21, 2009 at 11 am at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Flowers will be appreciated, donations may be made to either the Laurel Hill Church of Christ at 4737 Shanklin Drive, Radford, VA 24141 or Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren at 3883 Alum Ridge Road Northwest, Floyd, VA 24091.

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