Gaynelle Spencer Tillett, 81, died Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home.

A native of Ocracoke, Gaynelle was the daughter of the late Herman B. and Flora Burrus Spencer. She retired from the NCDOT – Ferry Division and attended the Ocracoke Assembly of God.

Gaynelle is survived by a son, Ricky D. Tillett and his wife, Cindy; a sister, Louelle S. Midgett; eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, six nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Ocracoke Assembly of God with Pastor Ivey Belch officiating. Burial will be private at Ocracoke Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke Assembly of God, P.O. Box 68, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at