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Shiloh Baptist Church
Tuesday November 2nd, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Shiloh Baptist Church
Tuesday November 2nd, 2021

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Fantinekill Cemetery
Tuesday November 2nd, 2021

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Vernell Crawley

Deaconess Vernell Crawley, age 90, was called to eternal rest, October 25, 2021, while residing at the Putnam Nursing Home in Holmes, NY. Vernell is at peace with God now and is now rejoicing in her heavenly home. We must not mourn as those without hope, for Vernell has gone to get the great reward promised to all who faithfully serve the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Vernell Crawley was born on October 24, 1931, in Newport News, VA to Andrew and Cornelia Harris Crawley. Vernell married Herman Crawley in March of 1958 and they moved to Ellenville, NY in the same year. Vernell became an active part of the community working and growing. She joined the Shiloh Baptist Church and participated in multiple positions excelling in each, quietly leading and working to make them work well. Vernell was predeceased by her son, Michael Crawley; brother and sister-in-law, William and Ethel Watson-Crawley.

She leaves to cherish her life and love: husband, Herman Crawley; brother-in-law, William Crawley (Arlene), Newport News, VA, Arnold Crawley, South Boston, VA; sisters in-law; Marie Thomas, South Boston, VA, Fanny Dunaway, Philadelphia, PA, Diane Russell (William), Philadelphia, PA; nephews, Kevin Thomas, Ellenville, NY, Armiche Crawley, South Boston, VA; niece, Rhonda Crawley-Williams (Paul), Brooklyn, NY; nephews, Bernard Crawley, Paterson, NJ, Robert Crawley, Jacksonville, FL, William Crawley (Joanne), Paterson NJ, Raymond Crawley, Dennis Crawley, Prospect Park, NJ, Kelvin Crawley (Dolores), Paterson, NJ, Randy Crawley (Kimberly), Orange, NJ.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 60 Berme Rd., Ellenville. A Celebration of her life will immediately follow at the church followed by burial at Fantinekill Cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Crawley

Mary Fallon Nov 12 2021 7:02 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Vernell for a few years at General Sportswear as a young woman. I always looked up to her as she imparted her knowledge regarding materials and product development to me. . I didn't realize it then but I do know now the impact she, Mr. Crawley, and dear Michael "Box" had on my childhood in Ellenville in the Guardsmen. . I will always remember her little chuckle when I did something silly as she would redirect my effort or move on to another task. Rest easy Vernell, much love and appreciation to you always. ♥️

Robin Zimmerman Nov 10 2021 11:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Crawley

Robin Zimmerman Nov 10 2021 11:12 PM

Vernell was a very special lady i worked with her at general sportsware in the late 70ies .I graduated with Michael class of 76 . Spent a lot of time with Mr Crawley when we were in the Imperial Guardmans Drum & Bugle Corp .They were a very special family R.I.P Vernell

Shari Avery Beadle Nov 9 2021 10:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Crawley

Shari Avery Beadle Nov 9 2021 10:20 AM

Vernell was a beautiful soul and very much loved by all. R. I. P. Dear Sister.

Earthia Nixon Nov 4 2021 11:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Crawley

Howard & Pat(Krom)Budd Nov 2 2021 8:36 PM

I worked with Arnold, went to school with Diane.
Rest in peace Mrs. Crawley. My sincerest sympathy to all of the family. Walter Mantone

Walter Mantone Oct 30 2021 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Crawley

Ron Irwin Oct 29 2021 7:05 PM

RIP to a fine lady, I worked many lunches with her at Shiloh. Prayers for Herman

Bonnie E Hull Oct 29 2021 1:38 PM

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