Bertrena Crawford

March 31, 1929August 7, 2012

Bertrena Staudt Crawford, 83, born March 31, 1929 to Howard and Bertha Staudt in Lamesa, TX, left this earthly world to be with her Lord and Savior on August 7, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lyle D. Crawford; brother, Howard Staudt of Lamesa, TX; 2 children, son, Cody Crawford of Pasadena, Texas and daughter Collette Burgess and husband Darry of Alvin, Texas; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home with Interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bertrena’s honor may be made to Monument Baptist Church 3602 East Blvd. Deer Park, TX 77536.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2012

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Cody Crawford

August 28, 2013

It has been a little more than one year. Dad is celebrating his 90th birthday today.
We surely miss you. Your memory will always be in our hearts.
Love, your son. Cody

Jeremy Burgess

September 9, 2012

Maw maw what can I say you kept a smile on our face in even the hardest times. Thats just how pure and sweet your heart is. I thank god for having such a wonderful and caring person i could call my Maw maw. The things you have taught me through out the years I am truly grateful for. You are one of a kind and you will be missed by so many, all I can hope for is to be half the person you were. You and Paw paw have had a hand in shaping me into the person I am today, and i want to thank you for everything that you have done not only for me but my whole family. I will miss you so much and I love you very very much. I know one day we will be together again and until then you will be there watching over me. I will never forget the stitching you made on the wall in Paw paw's office, "Dear God.... Be good to me, the sea is so wide and my boat is so small". I know you will always be there to help keep my boat a float. I love and miss you so much and till we meet again.

Your grandson,

Collette Burgess

September 5, 2012

Mamma,It is so hard for me to believe you are no longer here with us. I don't think I have really accepted it yet.That is me being selfish and still wanting you to be here with all of us. I know you are happy and pain free now and no longer hurting and you wouldn't want to come back.The day you left us a part of my heart went with you.I will never forget all you have sacrificed for me over all the years. All you did for us growing up. Teaching us right from wrong, taking us to church so we could come to know Jesus. I was so lucky as a child to have you for my mother. God blessed me by giving you to me.Without you & Daddy I don't know where I might have grown up. Thank you for adopting me and making me your daughter. Thank you for all the hours of making clothes for me, rolling my hair every night, though I do admit I don't miss the curlers.Thank you for all you have done for me my whole life and for all you have done for my family. You were the best mawmaw in the world to your grandchildren and they will all miss you. You have 3 beautiful great grand-sons and they will miss you not being here to see them grow up. I will miss our long talks and just being able to pick up the phone and talk to you.I think of you every day and as the saying you put in my baby book not bone of my bone or flesh of my flesh but always in my heart.... My dear precious Mother you will always be in my heart forever and I love you very much and have the promise of God that we will all see you again one day soon and we will all be together again. Thank you again for everything and most of all for being my Mamma the best in the world. I will miss you forever. I love you Mamma. God bless you and take care of you until we see you again. Love your daughter.

Cody Crawford

August 13, 2012

Mom, It has truly been an honor for you to be my Mom. I will always cherish the times that we had together. You will always be my Mommy. I will sure miss the conversations and your home cooked meals. I am thankful that you are my mother. You will always be in my thoughts every time I will see a butterfly, a crocheted piece of fabric and an afghan. I am also thankful for being at home when coming home from school and work. You were always available for me. I am also thankfull for your concern for me spiritually by teaching me the gospel and introducing me to the Love of Christ so that I too can have eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is only such a short time that one day as the apostle Paul put it that "I will run the race to the finish". For the life that I live here is but a mere journey, closer to my final home destination to be with you and our other family loved ones. Thank you for being what a TRUE Mother should be.
Your son, Cody Crawford

August 12, 2012

Bert was a good neighbor to us for many years. She was helpful to me when my children were sick. She was a good cook and shared her recipes with me. We would meet on the street many times as we walked to church. I know her family will miss her much, but that you all have good times to remember and the good memories will always keep her with you.
Syble Minter

Nickie Myers

August 10, 2012

To many you are Bert, but to me you are my Mawmaw and I will always be your Nickie Noodle. No words can say how you have touched my heart. I have no regrets as you taught me to be bold, strong, and brave.

The memories are strong and the pictures will tell a tale of our lives with you. You will be forever remembered and loved.

This is not good bye just a long wait till I can see you again. Life as we know it will not be the same without you. I shall see you again and until then......I LOVE YOU TODAY, I LOVE YOU TOMORROW, AND I LOVE YOU FOREVER.

Love your one and only,

Nickie Noodle

August 10, 2012

Bert has always had a special place in my heart since befriending me as a new member at Thomas Avenue. Her kindness and thoughtfulness set her apart and I am going to miss her sweet smile.
Genelle Rannals, Pasaena TX

Vazquez Family

August 10, 2012

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your loving family member. My dearest condolences to the Crawford Family for the loss of their loved one. We have been neighbors for over 20 years. Mrs. Crawford was always so kind and generous towards Me and My Family, especially My children. She will be Greatly Missed. God Bless you all and keep you strong.

Daniel Burgess

August 10, 2012

Maw Maw you are truely going to be missed and I love you with all my heart. I want to say thank you for all the wonderful memories that we have made together. I hope that one day I can find a person as wonderful, kind, thoughtful as you to spend the rest of my life with as Paw Paw has. There's not a day that will go by that you will not be on my mind and that you will not be missed. I am truly blessed to have had a grandmother like you, I know there is not another one out there that can come close.

"Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness." Isaiah 51:11

Dewayne Burgess

August 9, 2012

I want to start out by telling you Maw-Maw how much I am going to miss you and that I love you very much. You will be missed dearly and I promise that I will look after Paw-Paw for you.

I will never forget our times at your house when we were kids playing "Octopus", riding bikes, and the smell of that smoker going everytime we pulled up. And, I especially will never forget our secret talks and signs about things we had between us. I will "also" never forget the way your hand felt across by rear either. HAHA.. You could sure tear me up when I was bad, but you were always there to comfort me afterwards.Thanks for everything you have done for me and my family. You have the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met.

Now, I know you are in heaven looking down on us and smiling with a big ole' plate of fried chicken. We will all see you again someday, and have that smoker going when it is my time to come home.

I love you Maw-Maw. Rest In Peace.