Rachel L. Spencer

Former Riverhead resident Rachel L. Spencer of Mastic Beach died Feb. 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She was 66.

The daughter of Jesse and Adele Alexander, she was born May 3, 1957, in Southampton.

Ms. Spencer was a home health aide for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York. She was a member of the Word of Life Church.

Family members said she loved furthering her education and encouraged others in their educational pursuits.

Predeceased by her parents, Ms. Spencer is survived by her fiancé, Thomas Moore of Mastic Beach; son, Charles Smith of Mastic Beach; her sister, Leramae Vinson of Florida; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Galilee Church of God in Christ in Riverhead, where a service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were in the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home.