July 29, 1919 ~ November 27, 2010

Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

DELL ENGLISH CRAWFORD LEICESTER – Dell English Crawford, 91, of Douglas Dr., Leicester, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2010. A native of Madison Co., she was a daughter of the late Fate and Lula Shook English. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda "LA" Crawford; grandson Randy Parris; brothers Glenn, Vance, Ernest, and Vaughn; and sisters Bonnie, Callie, Lois, Maude, and Robbie. While her health permitted, she was an active member of the Community Chapel, and she was retired from Appalachian Hall. She is survived by a daughter, Irene Parris, of Leicester; grandsons Scott Parris and Tim Parris; great-granddaughter Stephanie Parris; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Revs. Brian Shetley and David Scroggs officiating. Interment will follow at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  1. Irene and family: The Johnson family remembers Mrs. Crawford very fondly as a neighbor in our growing up years. God Bless.
    Walter, Juanita and Linda

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  2. Irene I am sorry to hear about your Mom I loved her a great deal she was a very loving person and so did love her family.I will be thanking of you and your family during this time.Barbara Stinnett Watson.

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  3. I cannot express my loss of this wonderful woman. She was more than a great-aunt, she was a GREAT aunt. In the past few years, she became almost like a second Grandmother to me, but especially, the best friend and confidante anyone could have! She will always be remembered fondly. Love Always, Dell.

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  4. My dearest Dale, I will miss so much! It will not ever be the same!I loved sitting and talking with you; enjoying your stories of when you were a young girl, and how you and your brothers would play in the tress ‘jumping from branch to branch, tree to tree’ up on Wolfe Laurel Mtn. How well you remember your daddy preaching! And what a ‘daddy’s girl’ you were!

    There will always be a place in my heart for you! As I told you that last night at the hospital’ you go on HOME now and be with La, be sure and save a place for me for I WILL see you in heaven!! We can sit down and have one of our talks again then! I look forward to the day when we can all be together and be at peace with our LORD! I Love You Cathy

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  5. God Bless you for your loss, the world is a lot dimmer without her lovely smile. My family loved her dearly, we will miss her, but Heaven is a lot brighter now. You all are in our prayers. Deanie and Danny Jackson

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  6. My condolences go out to all the family. I can remember meeting Dale a couple of times over the years. She was my great great great aunt. She will truly be missed.

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  7. IRENE, AND FAMILY, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE GOING HOME OF YOUR SWEET MOTHER, I PRAY THE LORD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH IN THIS TIME OF NEED. COMPASSIONATELY,KATHY HILL

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  8. We are very sorry for your loss. Aunt Dell was a great lady. She will be missed by all. You all have our deepest sympathy.

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  9. Dear Irene, I remember so well your
    sweet, sweet mother as we were growin up in Macedonia Baptist Church. She had the most beautiful
    smile. And always was so kind to all the young people. I so much wish I had known where she was, would have loved to have heard her
    wonderful stories again. We’ll all
    see her again in heaven.

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  10. My first memories with Ms. Crawford took place in church where she would make dolls out of kleenex to help pacify me during service; Taking care in helping me name them after those we learned about in Sunday School class.

    She was a fantastic teacher, mentor and loving friend. I hope that during this time, her family finds comfort in knowing that she helped shape so many lives in the community, including my own. For this, I am truly greatful.

    Love and blessings,
    Natalie

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  11. Dear Irene and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

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