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Obituary for Lelia Mae (Dixon) Spurlock

Lelia Mae (Dixon) Spurlock was born to Jackie Dib and Artie Dixon, on July 20, 1940 in the Chigley Community near Wynnewood, Oklahoma. She departed this life on August 31, 2017 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

On December 21, 1957, she married Jesse Spurlock. To this union were born Judy, Ronald and Aleta. Lelia’s membership is in Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church, Midwest City, Oklahoma.

In life, Lelia served as a wife of a Los Angeles Police Officer and as the wife of the pastor of seven Missionary Baptist Churches in Oklahoma and Louisiana. She was always faithful in her duties, and never complained, regardless of how rough or challenging the path. Because of her outgoing personality, giving nature, honesty and unconditional loyalty to others and commitments, through her life and 59 years of marriage, as she went, Lelia attracted and collected friends throughout the United States. Although the friendships were made years ago, most of those friendships are continuing to this day.

In addition to being a pastor’s wife, after the children were grown, Lelia worked at Sears in the paint and hardware department, Tinker Air Force Cleaner and as Critical Care Unit Clerk at Midwest City Hospital. Many great people in life might boast of the great legacy they’ve left behind. Most of those legacies don’t usually survive longer than a few years. However, Lelia left a legacy that will stand into the eternal ages. Lelia accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior on December 2, 1955 and was baptized the following Sunday by Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Throughout her life, she served Him faithfully in whatever capacity she found herself serving. Lelia had a beautiful voice and at any opportunity used it to render praise to Jesus. She attended the seminary with her husband in preparation for pastoral ministry. As a pastor’s wife, Lelia held many positions in each of the churches he pastored. Among those were Church Clerk, Youth Sponsor, Children Church Director, Bus Captain, Teacher of various ages, Music Director and Women’s Auxiliary President (State and local associations, in addition to local church auxiliaries.)

Additionally, from its inception in 1971, Lelia organized and directed the annual Dixon family reunions, which are continuing. However, of all the many accomplishments in church work or elsewhere, Lelia considered her greatest personal legacy in life as her influence and commitment to all children who came under her care and guidance. (And that’s an amazing number.)

Lelia was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Guston Eugene, Franklin Delano, Clifton Ray Dixon; sister, Shirley Louise Gilley; brother-in-law, Louis Spurlock; sister-in-laws, Wanda and Darlene Spurlock.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Spurlock of the home; brothers, Floyd and wife Shirley, Cletues and wife Dena, Robert and wife Sue, Jackie Dib Jr. and wife Charlene, Gerald and wife Debra Dixon, all of Wynnewood, Oklahoma; and brother-in-law, Jim Spurlock of Cortez, Colorado. She was also survived by her children, Judy Marie and husband Glendon Forgey, of Athens, TX, Ronald and wife Diana Spurlock of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Aleta Ginn of Oklahoma City, and daughter Mackenzi Butts, who is in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. She is also survived by grandchildren, Seth Forgey, Jenna and husband Jonathan Tracy, Eric and wife Ashley Spurlock, Michael Ginn and wife Kara and Stephanie and husband Curtis Knight; and six great grandchildren, who are Lelia’s pride and joy, Tessa Tracy, Kaylynn Spurlock, Alia, Jacen and Serra Ginn, and Ryla Knight. Also her unofficial daughter, Christy and husband Daniel VanWinkle, their daughter, Jordan, of Midwest City, Oklahoma and daughter, Danielle and husband Chauncey and son, Wyatt Ward of Moore, Oklahoma.


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1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

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Abney Cemetery

At the Stratford 4 way stop light take the 177 south for about 1 mile. Turn west at the first intersection after passing Blackburn Field and go down the road about 3 1/4 miles. The cemetery is on the north side of the road.
Stratford , Oklahoma 74872

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Abney Cemetery

At the Stratford 4 way stop light take the 177 south for about 1 mile. Turn west at the first intersection after passing Blackburn Field and go down the road about 3 1/4 miles. The cemetery is on the north side of the road.
Stratford , Oklahoma 74872

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