Audrey Harper Crum

HAMPTON - Audrey Harper Crum, died peacefully Friday, March 29, 2013. Audrey was born July 17, 1925, in Deep Run, NC, and graduated from Deep Run High School in 1941. She later moved to the Peninsula where she attended Hampton Roads Business College. Audrey worked at Buxton Hospital and for a brief time at Dixie Hospital. In 1947, she married Kenny Crum who was an owner and operator of Crum's Bakeries in Hampton and Newport News. Audrey assisted with payroll and business operations of Crum's until 1983. In her retirement, Audrey enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, traveling and spending winters at Lake Wales, FL. Audrey was a people person who never met a stranger. She loved her family, camping, boating, and participated in many school and community activities. Audrey was a member of the Red Hats Society, Chi Alpha Sorority, Wythe Presbyterian Woman's Circle, Home Demonstration Club, and the Hampton Roads Power Squadron. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Newport News. She is survived by her children: Joanne Reilly and her husband, Stephen, of Hampton; Janet Fuller and her husband, Christopher, of Tolland, CT; and Dr. Kenneth R. Crum Jr. of Hampton. Also surviving are her brother, Blackledge Earl Harper; her grandchildren, Lindsay Fuller Binder, Rebecca Fuller Whitehead, Alexander Reilly, Patrick Reilly, Peyton Crum, and Carson Crum; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Her loving husband of 60 years, Kenneth R. Crum, Sr., and ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Devonshire and the Sentara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the outstanding care provided to Audrey and her family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Peninsula Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The Rev. Walter Satchell of Newport News First Baptist Church will officiate.

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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 31, 2013