Suzanne Thompson Burger Crawford, 66, of Bedford, Virginia, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, while visiting her best friend in New Mexico and attending the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. She was the loving wife of Tommy L. Crawford.Born April 28, 1949, on her father's birthday, in Humboldt, Tenn., she was the daughter of Neal Thompson and Naomi Allen Thompson. One of Suzanne's greatest passions in life was teaching and inspiring students. She cared deeply about each of her students, and the influence and impact she had runs deeper than anyone will ever realize. Faith and family were pillars in Suzanne's life. One of her many contributions to her church was singing in the choir. Family was one of her top values. Her parents, husband, children and grandchildren were always priority for Suzanne. She lived life to its fullest and filled it with adventures from her bucket list. Suzanne was the most positive, energetic, loving and courageous woman and had a big heart for all those around her. She was a member of the Roanoke Ski Club, the YMCA and Bedford Christian Church. In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by two daughters. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford.Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Bedford Christian Church with the Rev. William H. Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. David Henderson officiating. Friends and family are invited to a reception immediately following at Bedford Christian Church.The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions to consider Bedford Christian Church and the Bedford Christian Church Scholarship Fund. Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.
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