Reeda Reese Crawford
July 22, 1933 – June 22, 2020
Reeda Tyson Crawford was born July 22, 1933 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She went peacefully to be with her Lord on June 22, 2020 in Casselberry, Florida.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leroy Tyson and Lillian Wilhoite, her husband of 52 years, Clay (Gene) Crawford and her sons William and David Crawford and daughter-in-law Pat Crawford. She is survived by her children Steve Crawford Sr Orlando, Tom Crawford (Linda) Chuluota, Dan Crawford Gloversville, NY, Pam Coop (Bruce) Casselberry and Rene Crawford Hollister, FL, and her 15 wonderful grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews!
She spent most of her life in Lexington, Kentucky where she met her husband Gene. In 1952, they moved to Sanford, Florida. Later when they moved to Winter Park, Florida they started their business, Crawford Sheet Metal. Reeda took care of the secretarial and bookkeeping portion of the business.
She became a dispatcher for Killarney Vol. Fire Dept. in Winter Park, Florida when Gene became Asst. Chief. Reeda was a cub scout and girl scout leader. Also, was an Edgewater High School Band Booster. In the 1980's she became a realtor. She later retired from Miller Hardware after working there 25 years.
Kau'i Brandt, from the Polynesian Resort, was a neighbor who taught Rene and Reeda how to perform various hula and Polynesian dances. She performed in several places in Orlando.
Reeda loved to work in the yard when she was able to, enjoyed watching the butterflies, even getting butterfly plants to attract them from Steve and Pat, and she loved to bird watch. To help her identify the birds she would use her binoculars and bird identification book.
A Graveside Service will at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, Florida on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Reeda Reese Crawford
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June 26, 2020
Although it has been years since we have visited, you have been in are thoughts and hearts. I remember the visits to Kentucky on Russell Pike, when we were young and you were dating Gene.
We had a lot of fond memories of time with you at Memaw's and Pepaw's.
The last visit was in1992 when Dad died. You and Gene helped us find where he had been living and a neighbor gave us the name of the funeral home where he was, so my sisters Jane, Linda and I could say our good- byes.
The one thing about Uncle Gene that Howard and I laughed about was, he never used the cars turn signal. He said when we questioned him about it, "Why? I know where I'm going". It sure was hard to follow him.
We are sorry we can not be at the graveside service.
Howard, Gail, (our son) Ray, (and his daughters) Celia and Harper
June 25, 2020
I will hold on to every memory that I have of you with our family.
I will never forget the year of 2004-2005 your love for my daughter and myself, no one could ever possibly ask for so much courage and love given from such a beautiful person thru the most difficult time in life. I thank you so much and it has always ment so much to us all.
I do know you will always be with us. Your now with Pepaw the love of your life. Enjoy every missing moment you have had. Please tell him thank you for allowing my time with you. You are greatly missed! We love you so much. The Coops and Cramer💗
June 24, 2020
Mom, you were such a loving and strong woman and I'm so thankful that you were chosen to be my mother. I'm going to miss our talks and your advice, whether I listened to it or not, and our visits. My life is not going to be the same without you here. I love you and will miss you until the day I get to see you again. Kisses and Hugs all the way to Heaven.