Ersell Virginia Croy

April 5, 1937May 4, 2018

Ersell Virginia Croy, 81, of Paris, passed away at her home, May 4, 2018. Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home thirty minutes prior to the service. Mrs. Croy, the daughter of William Davenport and Willie Thoms Davenport was born April 5, 1937 in Lamar County. Mrs. Croy retired from Hollywood Vasserette, after 25 years and was a caregiver, in the Dallas area, to many people. She loved gardening and working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Sammy Lee Croy, who passed away March 8, 2018, after building sixty-three years of family and memories and a sister, Daisy Hope. Survivors include her three children, Rickey Lee Croy & wife Kim of Paris, Donnie Wayne Croy & wife Tami of Blossom and Virginia Alvarez & husband Carmelo; six grandchildren, Christopher Croy, Matthew Croy, Gina Vaughn, Brittney Dyson, Angela DeLaRosa, and Brandon Alvarez; five great-grandchildren, Elexis Vaughn, Lane Vaughn, Phoenix Wynn, Zayden Ledesma, Adaliná Rose Denise Alvarez and Kholten Ledesma; two sisters, Dorothy St. John and Agnes Garrett along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


  • Family Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, May 7, 2018

Ersell Virginia Croy

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Virginia (Croy) Alvarez

June 11, 2018

My sweet darling mother,,all I can keep saying is why?.I love u and miss u so very much everyday.Sometimes I don,t know what to do with myself, I was with u and Daddy a yr1/2..U and him filled my days and nights.So many late nights spent just girl talking after daddy was gone.I got to know u as my mother all over again and my 2nd best friend besides Angela who was both of ours..I think of u daily and wish I could find the things I know was meant to be .I know one day all ur wishes will come to light...LOVE,LOVE.LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS U.Keep the angles busy till we meet again...Your Loving Daughter Sissy.

Angela DeLaRosa

May 7, 2018

Grandma these last couple of years we have gotten so close! You have became one of my best friends! I loved everything that we did together from going out to eat ,to shopping to grabbing ice cream at Brahms I would have yogurt of course but you said dont give me that I want the real stuff because you had yogurt at home lol. There's nothing I would change or say if I had one more day with you because I got to say I love you Thursday night and I got an extra hug and kiss that last Monday that we were together, I'll miss drinking coffee with you and watching CSI but I'm peaceful and will try and rejoice in the lord knowing that you are with grandpa and feeling no more pain! You left this world behind but you left an everlasting mark on everyone that truly got to know you one of a kind! Until we meet again my Darling (gradma) I love so,so much and more than you know! But I know Gods letting you guide me thru all of this. Kisses

Johnny Garrett

May 6, 2018

She was my childhood sweetheart. When I was 7 I asked her to wait until I was old enough to marry her. I loved her very much. She didn't wait, but it was okay, she held a special place in my heart forever. She was a very special person, full of life and always looking to have a good time, and trying to get everyone else to join in and enjoy the moment. I will miss her terribly and can only look forward untill I see her in the hereafter.