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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Betty Sue Crawford

January 20, 1932May 20, 2020
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Mrs. Crawford was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky and moved to Virginia Beach in 1959. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mae Waggoner and was preceded in death by her husband Fred E. Crawford, Jr.

Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Kempsville Church of Christ and joined the Eastern Star in 1950. Survivors include two sons Bruce D. Crawford and wife Cathy, Brian C. Crawford and his Lady Tara; 3 grandchildren Heather Menhennett, Nathan Crawford and Scott Crawford; and 1 great grandchild Elijah Menhennett.

She loved family history and keeping in touch with many nieces, nephews, and distant cousins. Never one to get interested in modern technology, she loved writing letters and keeping in touch with family and friends across the country. It wasn't uncommon for anyone to receive a simple birthday card with a 5 page letter.

She was extremely proud of her family's very long Masonic and Shrine heritage and unofficially served for many years as Secretary of the unofficial "Baker Road Lodge" aka Dad's detached garage where hundreds of Masons were coached through the degrees. Truth be told, she just liked him out in the garage for all that time so she could have some peace and quiet especially after he retired.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 11:00 at Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Khedive Shrine Transportation Fund 645 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake VA 23320. This cause was near and dear to her heart for many years.

Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Waggoner, Father (deceased)
  • Mae Waggoner, Mother (deceased)
  • Fred E. Crawford, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Bruce D. Crawford, Son
  • Cathy Crawford, Daughter-in-law
  • Brian C. Crawford & Tara, Son
  • Heather Menhennett, Grandchild
  • Nathan Crawford, Grandchild
  • Scott Crawford, Grandchild
  • Elijah Menhennett, Great Grandchild

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  • DONATIONS

  • Khedive Shrine Transportation Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Memories

Betty Sue Crawford

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Bill and Linda Gregory

May 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We enjoyed knowing her and considered her a wonderful Christian ✝️ woman.
With sincere sympathy, Bill and Linda Gregory

Sasha Gilson

May 28, 2020

Miss Betty was our local Grandma. Since all of my kids' grandparents live out of state, she was the one who gave them a big hug each Sunday and fed them cookies when we visited her house. Even after we moved and didn't see her every week, she sent cards on the kids' birthdays. We mailed cards to her every few months and looked forward to her letters. When we visited her in December, she told us all about the food and activities at her new home. We will miss her greatly.

Mike Crawford

May 26, 2020

Deepest sympathies to all of our extended Crawford Family. Bruce, Cathy, Brian and all the Kids. Aunt Betty will never be forgotten. Mike, Laura, Ramona, Danny and Inge Crawford.

Heather Menhennett

May 22, 2020

My grandma and her only great grandson. I will miss her dearly

Gail Roy

May 21, 2020

Betty was my neighbor across the street that became a truly awesome and loving friend. I’ll miss our once a week outings and the interesting conversations. She will always have a place in my heart ❤️ She is at peace 🙏🏻
My sincere sympathies to her family.

Sharron Smith

May 21, 2020

We always enjoyed the detailed notes Betty Sue added to her Christmas cards. We will miss them!

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Biography

Mrs. Crawford was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky and moved to Virginia Beach in 1959. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mae Waggoner and was preceded in death by her husband Fred E. Crawford, Jr.

Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Kempsville Church of Christ and joined the Eastern Star in 1950. Survivors include two sons Bruce D. Crawford and wife Cathy, Brian C. Crawford and his Lady Tara; 3 grandchildren Heather Menhennett, Nathan Crawford and Scott Crawford; and 1 great grandchild Elijah Menhennett.

She loved family history and keeping in touch with many nieces, nephews, and distant cousins. Never one to get interested in modern technology, she loved writing letters and keeping in touch with family and friends across the country. It wasn't uncommon for anyone to receive a simple birthday card with a 5 page letter.

She was extremely proud of her family's very long Masonic and Shrine heritage and unofficially served for many years as Secretary of the unofficial "Baker Road Lodge" aka Dad's detached garage where hundreds of Masons were coached through the degrees. Truth be told, she just liked him out in the garage for all that time so she could have some peace and quiet especially after he retired.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 11:00 at Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Khedive Shrine Transportation Fund 645 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake VA 23320. This cause was near and dear to her heart for many years.

Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

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