11 juin 192417 décembre 2017

Mary Gates Crawford, 93, of Houston, Texas , passed away on December 17, 2017.

Mary was born in Navasota, Texas on June 11, 1924 To Samuel Amos Gates and Carolyn Lindley Gates. The family moved to Houston when she was 9 years old. She attended Cooley Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and graduated with honors from Reagan Sr. High in 1941.

On November 3, 1943 she married Ellis Aaron Crawford in Sioux Falls South Dakota.

Mary was a life-long Methodist. As a youth she was active in Grace Methodist Church; as a young wife she was a member of Epworth Methodist Church active in the United Methodist Women's and later taught Sunday School.

She was very interested in genealogy and was very proud of being a descendant of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis A. Crawford, 3 brothers, Emmett Butts, John Gates, Samuel A Gates, Jr. and one sister, Evelyn Butts Elliott and is survived by one sister, Carolyn McDavid. She is also survived by her children, daughters, Mrs. James Garrett (Mary Beth), Mrs. J. David Kocurek (Kathy), Mrs. Carolyn Ashworth and son, Ellis A. Crawford, Jr., 8 grandchildren, 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Her family and friends will miss her wonderful sense of humor and love of life.


  • Visitation

    vendredi, 22 décembre , 2017

  • Funeral Service

    vendredi, 22 décembre , 2017



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Imelda Barker

décembre 20, 2017

Thank you, Mary for teaching me to play Scrabble and for the appreciations of words To the family of Mary- sister, daughters, son, son-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren-May this words of deepest sympathy being sent to you with hope that when you cherish the memories, it will help your inner peace May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart as it will in ours Love, Jerry and Imelda Barker

Nekilee Hughes

décembre 20, 2017

Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Crawford family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Hughes Family

Rev. Virginia Wall

décembre 19, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Carolyn Mc David and the family of Mary Gates Crawford. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this season of grief and hope in Christ Jesus. Rev. Virginia Wall and the family of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

décembre 19, 2017

Condolences to Carolyn McDavid and the family members of Mary Gates Crawford. Our prayers and loving thoughts are extended to all of you in this season of grief and hope in Christ Jesus. Rev. Virginia Wall and the St. Matthew's United Methodist Church family.

Donald and Georgia McDavid

décembre 18, 2017

We will always have fond memories of Aunt Mary.

Her big smile and positive attitude were appreciated by all.

Everyone who knew her will miss her.