Mrs. Jessie Frances Jones Crocker, 78, of Rainbow City, Ala. (formerly of Birmingham, Ala.), passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
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Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel. The Rev. Vince Whittington and Dr. Michael Yopp will officiate. Interment will follow at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, Ala. Collier-Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Crocker was born and raised in Jackson, Tenn. She attended Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and received her master's degree in education at Peabody. She taught in elementary education in her early years and then became Senior's Student Record Specialist at Samford University. Mrs. Crocker spent the last seven years of her life at White Springs Baptist Church. She was known by everyone at church because she never missed a person's birthday. She called every member on their birthday. Mrs. Crocker was preceded in death by her husband, George Crocker; and brother, Ray Jones.
Survivors include son Tommy (Ginger) Crocker; daughter, Karen Crocker; grandchildren, Bradley (Elisabeth Hopper) Raley, Natali Rios Balboa, Austin (Brittney) Crocker, Molly (Russell) Gossett, Adam Crocker, Madison Crocker, Morgan Crocker, Eric Crocker, Chloee Crocker, Joshua Crocker and Samuel Crocker; great-grandson, Ryan Bradley Raley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church youth fund.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Watts and Lance Hughes.
Special thanks to the church family at White Springs Baptist Church and New Foundations Academy, and her best friend, Marie Adams.
The family will accept friends for visitation from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Oct. 11, 2012