Tena Lee Spence was born Dec. 1, 1972 in Dallas to parents Donnie Gene Blankenship and DeLana Harrison and entered into eternal rest April 2, 2020.
Tena loved her grandchildren and taking care of her family especially her mother. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Tena was preceded in death by her father, brother Darrell Blankenship, nephew Trey Blankenship and niece Brittany Don Blankenship.
She is survived by her mother, husband James Spence of Palestine, daughter Tessa Shutak and husband Nick of Waco, son Taylor Shane Nevil of Grand Saline, grandchildren Cayson Nevil “Suckerfish” of Eustace, Lydia Shutak “Sassy Bug” of Waco and Witten Shutak “Itty Bitty” of Waco, sister Sissy Kirkwood and husband Bobby of Gun Barrel City, nieces and nephews Danny Blankenship, Jessica Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, D.J. Blankenship and Robbie Kirkwood, numerous great nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.