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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Eva "Lorene" L. Crabb

February 9, 1932December 2, 2019

Eva L. “Lorene” Crabb, 87, of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Alpine Fireside. She was born February 9, 1932 in Imboden, AR, the daughter of Carson and Jessie (O’Dell) Brown. Lorene married the love of her life, Billie A. Crabb on April 7, 1954 in Pocahontas, AR. Lorene loved the Lord and was a faithful member of North Park Church of Christ, where she served at Rockford Christian Camp, helped with Vacation Bible School, and taught Bible classes. She was employed at Amerock until her retirement. Lorene was an avid reader and student of the Bible. After her retirement, she enjoyed tending to her flowers. She is loved and missed by her daughters, Naomi (Jerry) Gibson, and Cherri (Keith) Wade; granddaughters, Jerrica (Bret) Hagerman, and Monica Gibson; great-grandchildren, Eva Mae, JD, Ana Lee, and Jack; siblings, Irene Graham and Hermon Brown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill, and sister, Pauline Smith. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to staff of Alpine Fireside, Agrace Hospice, Heartland Hospice and the Communion Ministry of the North Park Church of Christ for their loving and compassionate care. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Helping Hands Pantry or Rockford Christian Camp. To share a condolence, please visit www.Sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is loved and missed by her daughters, Naomi (Jerry) Gibson, and Cherri (Keith) Wade; granddaughters, Jerrica (Bret) Hagerman, and Monica Gibson; great-grandchildren, Eva Mae, JD, Ana Lee, and Jack; siblings, Irene Graham and Hermon Brown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill, and sister, Pauline Smith
  • DONATIONS

  • Helping Hands Pantry
  • Rockford Christian Camp

Services

6 December

Celebration of Life Funeral Service

10:00 am

Sunset Funeral Home

8800 N Alpine Rd
Machesney Park, Illinois 61115

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019

Memories

Eva "Lorene" L. Crabb

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Kathy Ingraham

December 4, 2019

It was an honor to be able to spend time with your mother while she was under the care of Agrace Hospice. What a sweet woman who despite the obvious pain she had never complained..always greeted me or anyone with a smile.. an absolutely lovely woman who I am sure will be greatly missed. My condolences and love sent to to you all.

Janis Huey

December 4, 2019

Cherri, I know how bittersweet this time is for you and your family. She was a lovely Christian lady and her pain and struggles are finally over. It’s a sweet release for her but she will be sorely missed. Love to you and your family.

John Phillips

December 4, 2019

Cherri... We are saddened to hear of the loss of sis. Lorene but we know she is now at rest with the Lord! Please know that your Pinnacle Church family is here for you in whatever way you may need us now and in the days ahead! Valerie and I love you and will be keeping you lifted up to the Lord in prayer throughout these difficult times!

In Christian Love,
John & Valerie
Pinnacle Church, LR

Debbie Nelson

December 4, 2019

Crabby, thinking of you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful picture of your Mom!

Love and prayers,
Debbie Nelson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY