Read Spence Obituary (1941 – 2021) – Greensboro, NC

Read McBryde Spence
February 14, 1941 – December 23, 2021
Greensboro, North Carolina – Read McBryde Spence, beloved wife of Jim Spence, died at home surrounded by family on December 23, 2021. Read was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1941, in Durham, North Carolina, to the late Priscilla Gregory McBryde and the late Dr. Angus Murdoch McBryde, Sr. She attended Durham Academy and St. Catherine’s School of Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Duke University in 1963.
During her decades as a teacher, Read touched the lives of many children at First Presbyterian Church and Greensboro Day School. In addition to teaching, Read made many contributions to the Greensboro community. She was active in the Junior League and a founding member of the Lazy Daisies Garden Club and Town Criers Club. Together with Jim, Read cared with generous compassion for friends, neighbors, and several…

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