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Lue Birdie McGaha

Lue Birdie McGaha-Lue Birdie McGaha-Spencer, 93, of Youngstown, the matriarch of the McGaha family, transitioned to the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Hospice House.

Mrs. Spencer was born April 10, 1927 in Booneville, Mississippi a daughter of Jess and Ora Harold McGaha. She married Albert Nahancher Spencer on September 12, 1942, and to this union a son Robert was born.

Lue Birdie was the head cook at Michelargello's Italian Restaurant where she retired after over 25 years of service. She was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church until her health declined. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, but most of all caring for her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a daughter in-law, Lillie Bell Spencer; 4 grandchildren, Robinnetta (James "Dre" Kennedy) of Newports, New Virginia, LaCheile Spencer-Barnes and Alexander Spencer of Youngstown, Ohio and Romica Spencer of Miami, Florida. Ten great grandchildren one of whom she reared, Kiara Spencer; Eleven great-great-grandchildren; her Special nephew and nieces, who lovingly cared for her, Willie F. McGaha, Delores McGaha-Kennedy, and Terrica McGaha Wilson; a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; her only son, Robert who passed on January 1, 2020; grandson, Robert Spencer; five brothers, Leonard, Le Roy, Howard, Houston and J.C McGaha; three sisters, Willa Mae Burris, Nancy Mae Welch and Lizzie Bell McGaha; and a special niece, Ruthie Lee McGaha-Rhodes.

The family would like to thank Hospice House and her Angels at Omni Manor who provided her excellent care.

 Due to COVID-19, a private viewing will be held for the immediate family.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family.


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Rest well...

Lydia Valentine May 8 2020 12:00 AM

I met Lue Birdie when visiting my Mom at Omni. She was the sweetest soul and had the prettiest smile. She was always in a good mood. My prayers to her whole family. Carol Carr (the Family of Nancy Meyers)

rccarr@zoominternet.net May 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lue McGaha

F D Mason May 6 2020 12:00 AM

Sending Condolences from Memphis, Tn. I'm Shandra McGaha-Hubbard daughter of Melvin McGaha and a granddaughter of the late Howard McGaha. My prayers are with you all.

Shandra McGaha Hubbard May 6 2020 12:00 AM