Spencer Carl Stevenson was born to Florence Stevenson and the late Zollie Pointer on October
27, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland. His remarkable life came to a peaceful conclusion on April
16, 2021, due to a long-term illness.
Throughout his life, Spencer demonstrated the importance of family, regardless of blood relation,
and is well regarded for his intention to include everyone at his table. He was extremely close to
his mother and was her rock. Spencer also had a tight relationship with his cousin Terrance
“Terry” Venable, with whom he shares a birthday. Countless people have benefitted from
Spencer’s dedication to change lives. Never one to shy away from mistakes of his past, Spencer
excelled at sharing hard-fought wisdom from lessons learned through his experience—positive &
negative. As a younger man, Spencer was intellectually curious and an avid reader. His interests
ranged from history and English to math & finance. Spencer gained entrance to Howard
University with a full-ride scholarship based on academic merit because of his SAT scores.
Spencer played football throughout his youth and enjoyed many other sports. He loved spending
time playing games of all kinds, especially Spades, Tonk, and Bones. Family meant everything
to Spencer, and he cherished the time spent with his loved ones. Spencer gave the best advice,
both solicited and unsolicited. He often gave advice you needed to hear but did not
necessarily want to hear. Spencer understood the difficulties of life and strove to ensure the
people within his care avoided repeating his mistakes. In this way, perhaps without intending to,
Spencer found his own form of redemption.
To know Spencer was to love him. He left his handprint on your heart even though he was a man
of few words. Once you were in his circle, you instantly became a part of the family. Opinions,
advice, counsel, wisdom, and shade (where appropriate) are all the hallmarks of his smooth
personality. Spencer left a profound impact on those around him.
Today and always, we remember Spencer—our father, our son, our uncle, our cousin, and our
friend and though our hearts are heavy, and our eyes are teary, we take solace in the knowledge
that he loved us. Because we are the beneficiaries of his example, we can honor him by living
our best, full lives.
Spencer is preceded in death by his father, Zollie Pointer, and his sister Loranda Shaw-Manney.
Spencer is survived by daughters Sydnee Furlong of Salt Lake City, UT, and Morgan Stevenson
of Abingdon, MD, mother Florence Stevenson of Windsor Mill, MD, and sister Teressa
Stevenson of Baltimore, MD. Additionally, Spencer loved & was loved by his extended family
including Craig Stevenson of Baltimore, MD, Nicole Stevenson of Stillwater, OK, Jody
Averette, and Sade Schofield, Shannon Schofield, John Locks, and Christian Suggs all of
Baltimore, MD as well as grandchildren and great-nephews and great-nieces.
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