OBITUARY

Evelyn Mae Smith Crawford

September 21, 1937November 5, 2015
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Evelyn Mae (Smith) Crawford, 78, a resident of 71 Woodlee Rd., Staunton, put on her angel wings and flew to heaven, Thursday morning, November 5, 2015 to be with Jesus and the love of her life for 61 years, her husband, John. Whenever you saw one you saw the other.

We her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew they didn’t want to be apart. So now they are back together again. We will miss her going to basketball games with us. She looked forward on Thursday when she would go and help clean the church she belongs to. She was born on September 21, 1937 in Staunton and was the daughter of the late William Henry and Stellarine (Carter) Smith.

Evelyn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and had been employed with Western State Hospital, General Electric, Baldwin Park and R. E. Lee High School cafeteria. She was a former deaconess and choir member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, John Alfred Crawford who preceded her in death on October 27, 2015; she was also preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Crawford; a brother, Kenneth Lee Smith. She leaves to mourn two sons and one daughter, Alfred “Dean” Crawford, William “Frezell” Crawford and wife, Ann Jones, and Evelyn Diane Crawford and friend, Charles Jones; six grandchildren, Kelcey “KC” Crawford, Tasha Crawford and husband, Thomas, Dean “DJ” Crawford and friend, Kelly, Marcus and wife, Angie, Real Wilmott, and Akadeon Napier; six great-grandchildren, Shalon, Shaleena, Ava, Mac, Kloe and Taneisha; two great-great-grandchildren, Tavian and Janeeiah; great-godchildren, Davante’, Charles, Naomi and Da’Jhnea; a brother William (Monk) Smith; a sister, Catherine (Cat) Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave or they may call at the home of Frezell and Ann Crawford, 422 Sunnyside St., Staunton, at other times.

A funeral service will be held at Noon on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Memorial Baptist Church in Staunton with Rev. Willie Washington officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Diane, Nancy, Anita, Katelyn and Rev. Murphy for the care of our Mom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Margaret Crawford, 1228 Jackson St., Staunton, VA 24401. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyweyerscave.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Linda & Joe Mader

November 9, 2015

Diane,
We are so sorry for the loss of both your parents but please realize that they are home now and together.....pain free. You and your family are in our prayers.
Love,
Linda & Joe Mader

Liz Williams

November 9, 2015

Dean, Freezell, and Diane
I know words may do little comfort you, but I am so sorry for the loss of your parents. May you find some comfort in knowing prayers are being lifted on your behalf. God bless you and yours.

Kami Barbour

November 9, 2015

Diane and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficulty time. Please let us know if you need anything. God Bless you all!

Rudolph & Lula Miller

November 9, 2015

To all of the family the Crawford family I know God is with all of you and God Bless you all, Rudolph and Lula Miller and Family.

Sheila Ahmadi

November 9, 2015

Dean, Diane, & Freezell,

My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you! May the love of family & friends comfort you during these difficult days. I will miss your mom's smile and great sense of humor.

Pastor & Mrs. M. A. Turner, Sr.

November 9, 2015

To the Crawford Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."Be not dismayed whate'er betide, God will take care of you."

Bill Mullins

November 9, 2015

Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. May God provide you peace and comfort. Bill Mullins

Connie Harris

November 8, 2015

So sorry to hear of this loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Larry F Smith

November 8, 2015

To The Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. R. I. P. Love and Blessings. The Smith Family:
Dolores, Larry, Taylor Jr, Corrine, Brenda & Leroy

Cammie Bryant

November 7, 2015

You all are in my Prayers Mrs.Crawford was a sweet lady

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