Obituary for Louelle Spencer Midgette

Obituary for Louelle Spencer Midgette

Louelle Spencer Midgett, 86, of Rodanthe, NC passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

She was born November 22, 1933, to the late Herman B. and Flora Burrus Spencer of Ocracoke, NC.  

Mrs. Midgett was preceded in death by her husband of 50-years, William Midgett; a sister, Gaynelle Tillett; and great-grandson, Tilman Gray III. 

Louelle is survived by her six children: Brent Midgett (Elaine), Bertha Midgett, Bruce Midgett (Jade), Bonnie Gray (Tilman), Rebecca Thomas (Jeff), and Wilhelmina Grubbs (Larry). She is also survived by her nephew Rickey Tillett, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. 

She was born and raised on Ocracoke Island where she graduated from Ocracoke School. 

As a military spouse, her selfless dedication to her loved ones supported the mission of our Armed Forces to defend our Nation and preserve our liberty. She spent 20 plus years supporting loved ones who answered our country’s call to duty, raised children far from extended family, and invested in her communities through volunteer service. She was a founding member and staunch advocate of the Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department. Additionally, she spread love throughout the Outer Banks with countless donations of baby quilts to expecting mothers. 

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe. 

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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