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SPENCER, Taronda TARONDA ELISE SPENCER Ms. Taronda Elise Spencer, archivist and historian for Spelman College, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, of cardiac arrest at Grady Memorial Hospital . A New Orleans, LA native, Taronda was born on September 25, 1958 to the parentage of Mr. Albert Spencer, Jr. and Mrs. Emanuella Julien Spencer. She was a graduate of John McDonogh #35 Senior High School and later pursued a bachelor's degree from Spelman College and her master's degree from the University of New Orleans. Taronda was a member of Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church of New Orleans, LA and sang in the choir. After relocating to Atlanta, she became a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, where she also sang in the choir. Taronda is survived by her mother, Mrs. Emanuella Julien Spencer; three brothers, Rodney (Sandra) Spencer; Royzell (Ivelynn) Spencer; and Russell J. Spencer. Three aunts, Ms. Bessie Bradley, Ms. Angelena Lewis, and Ms. Lucy Julien; an uncle, Mr. Wilson (Audrey) Julien; a godchild, Megan Bright; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:30PM. - 9PM. at Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home Historic West End Chapel, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW. Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11:00AM, Elizabeth Baptist Church (Main Campus), 4245 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Reverend Craig L. Oliver, Sr., Officiating. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:00PM at Spelman College (Historic Sisters Chapel), 350 Spelman Lane, SW. 404.758.1731
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 31, 2013
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