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Honorary Floral Bearers Nieces

Floral Bearers Classmates of 1955

A Service of Christian Adoration For Ms. Carolyn L. Crawford

HonoraryCasket Bearers Nephews

Casket Bearers Classmates of 1955

Friday, February 26, 2010 Two O’ Clock In The Afternoon

Immediately following interment, family and friends will gather at the Zion Baptist Church Multi Purpose Center for a repast.

Zion Baptist Church 807 Piedmont Street Reidsville, North Carolina

Johnson & Sons

Reverend Michael Anthony Long -Pastor


Order of Service

Reflections s. Carolyn L. Crawford, the beloved daughter of the late M Novella Gwynn Crawford and James Henry Crawford, was born on May 20,1937. We are comforted that she lived a beautiful life of Christian service and we are grateful for her impacting presence.

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She was a native of Reidsville and a resident of Atlanta, Georgia for the majority of her life. Attending the local public schools, she was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1955. Ms. Crawford pursued further education at Spelman College, receiving a degree in Sociology. After furthering her studies at Atlanta University and University of Tennessee, Carolyn taught at Bogg’s Academy in Jefferson County, Georgia. She then returned to Spelman and worked as an Assistant to the Dean. Next, Carolyn moved to Knoxville College where she worked in the Counseling and Career Development Department; later, she became employed by Fisk University as a counselor and career development specialist.

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Finally, Carolyn, fondly known as “C.C.” to her colleagues, worked for the National Conference of Black Mayors from 1978 until she retired in 2006. While employed there, Carolyn became a member of the Board of Directors and President for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners. She also took classes to become a Certified Meeting Planner. As a result, Carolyn reached out to facilities around the country to increase the number of African Americans who held higher management positions. Another passion in her life was educating the nation’s youth. She directed numerous youth-centered projects that involved helping kids to get out and see beyond their own community by taking them to Historically Black Colleges and helping them secure college scholarships. In conjunction with her job and her own pleasure, Carolyn traveled quite extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Europe and South America.

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Spiritually, she was a member of Zion Baptist Church and the Booker T. Washington Heritage Association. Surviving relatives who shall forever cherish her memory, include: two sisters, Lula C. Bass and spouse, Commissioner Harold Bass, Thelma C. Bell and spouse, Samuel; brother, Dennis Morgan; special daughter, Michon L. Crawford, Esq.; aunts, Annie Mae Tate and Mary Jane Crawford; uncle, Calvin Crawford and spouse, Gladys; special friend, Bobby Aaron; four nieces, two nephews, four great-nieces, three great-nephews; devoted cousins and a plethora of cherished friends

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Michon Crawford, Esq. Brad Severance

The Comfort From The Word . . . . . Pastor Michael A. Long Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Lawson Singers The Rites of Committal The Pronouncement of Benediction Recessional Interment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Family Family Plot of

Chapel Hill Progressive Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Ruffin, North Carolina

To Carolyn Crawford: A Farewell to one of God’s Angels Always positive with a smile on her face She was steadfast and prepared to win any race. Full of energy, fun and incredible zeal Taking the “high-road” to us she would appeal. Planning meetings, conferences and seminars were a breeze Everything she executed with such ease. Dedicated to her mother, sisters, brother, nephews and nieces Her family was a joy and completed her life pieces. We will remember CC with affection and love Now, that God has summoned her to be with Him above. One of His angels we know she’s been called And her memory for us will remain enthralled.

Expressions of Gratitude

If you vowed to pray for Carolyn, We thank you for your prayers. If you were concerned about her And telephoned to inquire about her recovery, We thank you for your call. If Carolyn was in your thoughts And you expressed any act of kindness, We thank you.

For the cards, the visits, the food given Or any act or expression of kindness, We thank you. We thank you for all remembrances That helped us endure our sorrow. We pray that God bless and shower His love Upon each and everyone of you.

Michelle D. Kourouma February 23, 2010


Obituary for Carolyn Crawford