Jean Lee Crawford
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His saints.” Psalms 116:15
Graveside services were held June 4, 2020, at the New Hebron Cemetery for Jean Lee Crawford. Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Earl Clark officiated.
Robbie “Jean” Lee Crawford, born into this world on August 29, 1925, to Walter Rufus Lee and Susie Ann Smith Lee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 1.
Jean graduated from Wright Beauty School, Jackson, on March 22, 1946. She operated her beauty shop in New Hebron until around the middle of 2000. She always loved to give a “little fluff” to your hair to make it beautiful.
Jean married Ottis Crawford on November 15, 1952. Although they had no children of their own, they loved their nieces and nephews to come visit them.
Jean was an active member of the New Hebron Garden Club. She loved working in the flower beds around her home, and she also loved working in her vegetable garden. Many a day, you could see her outside digging with her “grub hoe” in her flower or vegetable garden, even up until around her 90th birthday.
Survivors include her sisters Geraldine Lee Stephens, of Clinton; and Peggy Lee Grubbs, of Brandon; one brother, Herbert “Tobe” Lee, of Brandon; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Ed Lee and Herman Lee; sisters, Mildred Lee, Claudell Lee Sherman, Mary Nell “Macy” Lee, Virginia Lee Ramshur Gallagher, and an infant sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 37, New Hebron, MS 39140) in memory of Robbie “Jean” Lee Crawford.
The family would like to make special thanks to the Encompass Hospice Care, especially to nurses Jessica, Jennifer, Patty, Aliza, Cheryl, and others who came to assist with the care of Jean, including Amanda (social worker) and Chaplain Mike and his handy guitar who sang songs with Jean on every visit; also to Marissa, who came every day to bathe Aunt Jean.
Also, thanks to the special caregivers who took such good care of Jean: Fannie Moore, Vickie Chavis, Cindy Errington, Amy Wages, Heather Wages, and Alice Stringer.
Last, but not least, thanks to Shirley Fraysier and Charlotte Riley for their weekly visits. Pastor Mike Grenn, thanks for your visits and prayers; Bro. Earl Clark (Shivers Baptist Church) for your visits and prayers; and Bro. Creigton White (Tilton Methodist Church) and his wife, Catrina, for visits and prayers.