Lori Spikes, Baptist Nursing Fellowship leader, dies from COVID

Lori Spikes, executive director of Baptist Nursing Fellowship, a ministry of national Woman’s Missionary Union, died Nov. 21 after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

A graduate of Samford University, Spikes was a registered nurse for more than 40 years. She served as an International Mission Board Journeyman in Honduras from 1980 to 1982. She and her husband, Jim, served 20 years in Chile, where she was a parish nursing volunteer, coordinator of volunteer medical teams and administrative assistant. They also served with the American Peoples Diaspora in Europe and Canada for five years before returning to the United States in 2015.

Spikes was chosen to lead WMU’s Baptist Nursing Fellowship in 2018.