Kirksey Funeral Home

406 Lenoir Road, Morganton, NC


Fannie Dominion (Tate) Crawford

June 25, 1942June 16, 2020

Fannie Dominion Tate Crawford, age 77, of Morganton, transitioned from this life to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Fannie was born to the late Francis and Minnie Tate on June 25 1942 in Morganton. She was married for 57 years to Morris Crawford, and was a member of the Green Street Presbyterian Church where she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. Fannie was a graduate of Olive Hill High School Class of 1961, and enjoyed cooking, dancing and getting all dressed up.

Along with her parents, Fannie is preceded in death by a brother, James Tate, and two sisters, Mary Surratt and Kathlena Tate.

Those left behind to celebrate Fannie’s life and cherish her memories include her beloved husband, Morris Crawford of the home; a daughter, Marice White and her husband Charles of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Holly and Morris Mitchell of Charlotte; two sisters, Marilyn Tate and Gloria Dula; and two brothers, Charles (Thelma) and Theodore Tate, and a special niece Darlene Shuford all of Morganton. Fannie is also survived by two great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 1:55 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Fannie Dominion (Tate) Crawford

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Shawana Tate

June 19, 2020

U will b truest missed rest easy auntie love u

Trutelia Crawford

June 19, 2020

When I think of Aunt Fannie, I remember her as this fun, funny, kind, loving and outspoken woman from day one meeting her and who I can’t imagine not being family. I truly appreciated her honest opinion which she always gave in love. Aunt Fannie enjoyed life and family. I will always remember her lovingly and fondly. RIHP❤️🙏🏿

Andrea Thoma

June 19, 2020

You will be really missed 🙏🏿 Going up for family.

Donald Crawford

June 19, 2020

I remember the BEAUTIFUL LOVING ❤ life of aunt Fannie & uncle Morris. LOVE ❤ You Guys