Amy Spencer, age 56, of Colora, Maryland passed away on Monday, October 5th.
Born in Meriden, CT on April 27th, 1964, she is the daughter of Barbara Johnston and the late Gary Johnston.
Amy grew up in Elkton and graduated from Elkton High School. From the time Amy could speak all she ever wanted to be was a nurse and she fulfilled that dream when she graduated from the Nursing School of Wilmington in 1984. After Nursing School she worked at Churchman Village before joining the Christiana Care family where she worked for 35 years holding numerous positions including her most recent position as Nursing Staff Development Specialist. She was also an adjunct nursing instructor for Neumann University. Amy furthered her education, graduating with a BSN from Wilmington University and an MSN from Walden University. Although she lived a simple life in her log cabin in the woods, her knowledge was far reaching. She was very tech savvy and tended to be everyone’s guru.
Amy was the ultimate caregiver and touched the lives of so many of her patients and colleagues at Christiana Care. Even though she could be bold and assertive when she was pushing others to excel, she was also patient and caring. She had a way about her that made everyone feel heard, appreciated and loved. Amy was fiercely loyal to the people she loved and always had your back regardless of where she stood.
Amy loved spending time with her family especially her husband and daughter. No Mom was prouder of their daughter than Amy was. Amy had an infectious laugh that brought joy to everyone around her and lightened up every room. She was a devoted Ravens fan and a season ticket holder for 20 years. Amy & Dean even attended Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa cheering their team on to a victory. She enjoyed riding on the back of Dean’s Harley Davidson exploring country roads and enjoyed the great outdoors in their camper. Amy’s heart of gold was the reason every stray cat in the neighborhood flocked to her house for love. She was a passionate supporter of Special Olympics and coordinated the medical staff at numerous events for over 15 years.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years Dean Spencer of Colora, her daughter Marissa Milliner of Glen Burnie, her mother Barbara Johnston of Elkton, brothers Chris Johnston (MaryAnn) of Elkton and Doug Johnston (Debbie) of Port Deposit, and sister Sarah Lammers (Scott) of Elkton, her step-mother Grace Johnston (Ft. Myers, FL), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her father, Gary Johnston, her maternal grandparents Childs and Esther Bowser, her paternal grandparents John and Elizabeth Johnston, and nephews Bryan and Billy Johnston.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 12th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Tuesday, October 13th at 11:00 am with a service at 12 noon. All services will be held at Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., 1493 Clayton Street, Perryville, MD. Please note that capacity at the service may be limited due to COVID restrictions. Burial will be immediately following at Sharp’s Cemetery, 226 Lewisville Road, Elkton, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please join the Special Olympics Delaware 2020 Virtual Run/Walk Team “Stronger Together for Amy” at www.classy.org/team/322228 and let’s have a team as big as Amy’s heart!
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