She was born Jan. 30, 1929, and had been a resident of Winter Garden since 1978. She was retired, having worked managing her rental properties, volunteering at West Orange Memorial Hospital and as a caregiver for the elderly.
She was a very independent woman, setting an example for her three daughters after her husband’s death in 1974. She was a caring and giving individual, strong in her faith in God, and lived her life doing for her family and friends. She was a member of the Garden Cathedral Church of God, where she served as president of the Ladies Ministries for 13 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell O’Neal Spears; her parents, Jessie and Beulah Robertson; brothers, Carnell Robertson and Vonnie “Gube” Robertson, and Billy Robertson; brother-in-law, Travis Bryan; and son-in-law Danny Wells.
She is survived by her daughters, Marie Fish (Robert), of Bronson, Judy Smith (Greg), of Lynn Haven, and Kathy Wells, of Winter Garden; grandchildren, Neil, Aaron and George Wells; and James and Thomas Redmond; great-grandchildren, Kaley and Caden Wells, Samantha and Ethan Redmond; and R.C. and J. D. Redmond; sisters, Genell Brown (Ralph), Bettie Bryan and Lila Creech (Jerry); sister-in-law, Dean Robertson; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Winter Garden Chapel. Funeral service were held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Garden Cathedral Church of God in Winter Garden. Interment followed at Winter Garden Cemetery.