Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL


Betty J. Crump

May 6, 1933February 8, 2020

Betty J. Smith Crump passed away February 08, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born to Emory I. and Amy L. Kelly Smith in Toccoa, Georgia on May 06, 1933. Betty moved to FL after marrying and spent most of her life in Citrus County, FL until retiring from the Citrus County School System in 1995 as a bus driver and teacher's aide for special needs children. After retiring she lived in Lucedale, MS until her move back to FL in May of 2019 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Betty loved watching hummingbirds and always had several feeders out in the spring and summer to attract as many as possible. She grew amazing amaryllis, daylilies and roses. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She leaves to cherish her memory sons John E. (Darlene) Crump of Lecanto, FL, Kenneth S. Crump of Spring Hill, FL, daughters Kathy L. (Jack) McLeod of Lucedale, MS, Tammie A. Fults of Holder, FL, brother Kenneth (Loyce) Smith of Cornelia, GA. Grandchildren Pamela (Mike) Jenkins, Jeremy (Hilary) McLeod, Michael (Angelina) Crump, Ethan (Heather) Crump, Jake (Lida) Crump, Kaitlin (Sam) Shuttleworth. Great grandchildren Logan Crump, Ryleigh Crump, Sadie Shuttleworth, Emma Shuttleworth and Mason Crump. She was preceeded in death by her parents, brothers Charles E. Smith, John Smith, sister Doris A. Smith Pitts. A memorial service for the spreading of her ashes in the Great Smoky Mountains that she so loved all her life is being planned for a later date.


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Leitha gores

February 13, 2020

I have so many happy memories of spending weekends with Tammi at the Crumps. Mrs. Crump was like a second mother to me for many years, Her family is in my thoughts and prayers, She was loved by many,

Nancy Beville Bertoli

February 13, 2020

Mrs Betty, you are now resting in peace
and in God's arms, with so many others.
May your family find peace in their wonderful memories of you to cherish.
To the family, cherish your many memories of your loved one, and she will never be far away.

Kathy L McLeod

February 12, 2020

Don't think of her as gone away -
Her journey has just begun.
Life holds many facets,
The Earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrow and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost -
And she was loved so much.
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Mom, I love and miss you more than words can say.

Your daughter, Kathy.

Pam Jenkins

February 11, 2020

You will forever have my heart nana! I love you so much and will miss you always.

Leslie Dalton

February 11, 2020

Oh Ms Betty..I knew you when I was young. You and my mom were good friends and driving those school buses with all those kids to take care of. She loved you and thought of you until she left us. Tammie and I became friends again and worked together for a bit and I was so very sad to hear that you, too, have now left us. Like your husband before you, my dad and mom and all you friends and family who have gone before you, I am sure, were there to welcome you to your new home. Hug my mom and dad and tell them I love them and miss them and then yall all sit down together and catch up. Love you and rest well. ❤

Tammie Fults

February 11, 2020

I miss you so much Mom. The last few weeks were hard for you. I hope you knew how many were there to love and care for you. Rest In Peace. I love you.

Your daughter, Tammie