Audrey "Mickey" Strickland Spires

Audrey "Mickey" Strickland Spires, 78, of Elizabethtown, passed on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Hardin Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. She was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, retired from the US Postal Service after 27 years, and was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star in North Carolina and Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Spires; daughter, Mary Ellen Black; step son, Lee Spires; grandson, Wally L. Black, Jr; parents, Herman and Mary Liverman Strickland; three brothers, Robert, Herman, and Thurman; and four sisters, Inez, Irene, Janette, and Lucille. She is survived by four children, Deborah (Clarence) Goodman of Edenton, NC, Brenda Black of Elizabethtown, KY, Bobby (Shelly) Black of Fulda, IN, and Wally (Norma) Black of Elizabethtown, KY; step children, Carl Spires of Newport News, VA, Gayle Ratliff of Princeton, WV, Lester Black of Eastman, GA, and Bill Black of Canton, GA; two brothers, Roy Lee (Misuk) Strickland of Tacoma, WA, and William (Cleo) Strickland of Surprise, AZ; two sisters, Peggy (Emilio) Corsetti of Indian Lake, PA, and Jacqui (Connard) Viers of Leesburg, FL; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Goodman of Edenton, NC, Chris Henderson, Allen Henderson, and Shianne Looney all of Elizabethtown, Bobby Black of Chrisney, IN, Dalton Black and Sally Black both of Fulda, IN, Megan Black of Seymour, IN, and Stephen Crawford of Merryville, IN; 19 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and two on the way. An Eastern Star service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with a memorial service immediately following at Brown Funeral Home. Visitation is from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Saturday, February 16, 2019 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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