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Waudieur Elizabeth Toomer Crawley
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1919
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 2007
South Boston
Halifax County
Virginia, USA

I believe that somewhere in the darkest night a candle glows to help you always find your way. Love for all was one of my life's best weapons. Today as you view my earthly lifeless body for the last time, my spirit is still in this place and will always be with my family and church, watching and listening. The other day God sent an angel who gently lifted me out of the third chapter of Ecclesiastes which said it was time for me to go. I gladly went along anxiously awaiting to see my Master face-to-face and hear Him say "Come on my child, well done, it is finished." Hallelujah! I was born January 8, 1919 in Coatsville, PA, the fourth child of Horace N. Toomer and Clara Beekwith Toomer. My mother told me many times how both of them loved Baby Waudieur. My father had me christened in his faith, an Episcopalian, which he hoped his children would follow. But I grew up in the Baptist Church, attended Sunday School from grade one through young adult classes. I received my education in Fairfax, Prince William counties, and Washington, DC. I grew up singing and with a gift to speak in public without fear. In 1939, I married Joseph Crawley, Jr., a well known member of this church. We had six children. The fourth didn't make it, but our five others were loved dearly and we were always by each one's side in good times, tears and bad times. Love conquers all! Three of our children left us heartbroken, Horace, the big one, Danny, the quiet one, and Frances, the lively one. After growing up in the Second Baptist Church in Manassas, VA, I was baptized at Cross Roads Baptist Church on the third Sunday in July, 1942, under the Rev. C.C. Harvey's reign. So today, let the works I've done speak for me. Good, bad or indifferent, I did love my family and my church. I wrote this not for show, but as a keepsake for my family on my last day on earth. As I wrote this, my family is: My husband, Joseph Jr; My son, Beckwith; My daughter, Elaine and her husband Cato and children - Larry, Brian and Loreen; grandchildren - Brisa and Basilio. My late son, Danny and his wife Cheryl and children - Angela and Darryl, Karen and Tony; grandchild - Amber. My late son, Horace and his children - Tracey, Horace Jr., Kelly, Yolanda, and the late Steven; wife - Oressa; step-children - Loftus, Junior, Donna K., Kim, and Derrick. My sister Katherine and family; my late sisters, Alice and Belle and their families - my nieces and nephews. My added family, Evelyn and Raymond Crawley, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. My extended family, all my precious baby sitting children whom I loved dearly: I say to you, now I'm going home to wait. If any of you have preceded me, I'll meet you on the other side. Loved you all, Waudieur

Entombment: Cross Roads No.1 Cemetery, South Boston, VA 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joseph Daniel Crawley (1918 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Daniel Crawley (1944 - 2002)*
  Frances Camille Crawley (1950 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crossroads Cemetery
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Barb Watkins
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41295597
Waudieur Elizabeth <i>Toomer</i> Crawley
Added by: Barb Watkins
 
Waudieur Elizabeth <i>Toomer</i> Crawley
Added by: Barb Watkins
 
Waudieur Elizabeth <i>Toomer</i> Crawley
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