Anita Raye Craig

October 6, 1943September 9, 2019

Anita Raye Craig was called home to Jesus on September 9, 2019, at her home in Longview, Texas, with her children by her side. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 6, 1943. She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Edwin Jarrett and Annie Virginia Jarrett, and her brother, Edwin Lee Jarrett. Anita is survived by her daughters Amy Owen and Angela Kopesec and husband Michael, and her son John Craig and wife Carla; grandchildren Faith, Mallory, Grace, Jarrett, and Jacob; great grandchildren Jacquelyn, Eamon, and Ezekiel; sisters Bonnie Muench and Carol Daniel and her husband Marvin ; sister-in-law Helen Jarrett; and an extended close family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Anita loved the Lord and was a faithful servant. She was committed and loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She had an infectious smile, laughter and wit and she enjoyed the little things like watching the birds outside her window and watching old movies with her family. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, relative and friend to all that had the privilege to know her during her beautiful life. The absolute strongest and most courageous woman with the most powerful love. Well done my good and faithful servant. She was a selfless Giver and we’ll miss her until eternity. Visitation for Anita Raye Craig will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


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Terry & Susan Henderson

September 13, 2019

My memory about Anita is family. Her family was important to her and you could tell that by the way she loved them and by the way you all love each other. We have been around the family and you can tell that Anita loved them and was very proud of them.

Tommy Britt

September 11, 2019

Momma Craig, that’s what us young folks called her back in the day! I have many memories of Anita.... sitting next to each other at ROHS football games, playing games over at Hoagie’s house! Choir trips!!! So many shared moments! So much fun and laughter. And, she had a little bit of fire and sass! She was a cheerleader for us kids growing up! Love her so much!

Carolyn Bradley Edwards

September 11, 2019

A lovely person, have known her most of my life.
I remember riding bus with her.
She will be missed on earth