Shelly Sherman Crowder

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Shelly Sherman Crowder

PRINCE GEORGE, Md. — Shelly Sherman Crowder, 46, of Prince George, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles H. Sherman; and her sister, Lisa Erin Sherman.

Shelly was an active supporter of the Special Olympics and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Shelly was a graduate of the University of Richmond with Summa Cum Laude honors. She was very strong and courageous and was admired by so many people. She was currently serving as a police officer in Prince George's County, and had been there 10 years. Shelly organized, coordinated or was actively involved in the following: Post Explorer advisor, certified crime prevention specialist, fatal crash investigation team, Gotcha! program coordinator, business/neighborhood watch, Prince George Promise Program, Torch Run and Polar Plunge organizer, Relay for Life coordinator, certified child safety technician, Volunteers in Police Service Program Coordinator (VIPS), general law enforcement instructor and the photographer for the Community Policing Unit.

Shelly was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, James F. Crowder; two sons, Jamie and Joshua Hughes; two stepsons, Keith and Bryan Crowder; her mother, Sandra Jean Hall and husband, Clifford; two sisters, Kimberly S. Barroll and Stacey Weisner and husband, Mike; numerous nieces, nephews, fellow police officers and friends; and her two beloved dogs, Molly and Zack.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakland Baptist Church, 12601 Prince George Drive, Disputanta, Va., 23842, with the Rev. Robert Livesay officiating. Interment to follow in Merchants Hope Memorial Garden, Prince George.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Region 4. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 12, 2012
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