News Death Notice

CRENSHAW, Mary Ella age 95, of Middletown passed away on March 1, 2013 at the Garden Manner Community Retirement Center in Middletown. She was born in Elmore County, Wetumpka, Alabama, and she was the daughter of the late Hilliard Crenshaw and Ella Wilson Crenshaw. Mrs. Crenshaw was preceded in death by two brothers William Crenshaw Sr. and Charlie Crenshaw Sr. and five sisters, Katie Caldwell, Susie Haynes, Magnolia Thomas, Palmer Martin , and Cora Shuford. She is survived by a sister Annie Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; three children Dr. Alphonso Smith of Hampton, VA and his wife Ruby, Bobbie Williams of Middletown, Ohio and her husband David Williams and Alford Thompson of Columbus, Ohio and his wife Esther. One child Cathy Smith is deceased. There are eleven Grandchildren and several Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A celebration of life service will be officiated by Reverend Pastor Melanie Valentine at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1507 Yankee Rd., Middletown Ohio 45044. On March 09, 2013 Visitation from 10 am - 11am and the Funeral 11am 12pm. The family will receive friends at day. Interment will follow at the Woodside Cemetery. The family acknowledges a special thanks to Grandson Tyrone King, nephew Charles Jr. and wife Ada Crenshaw and Also Rosette Moore, a special family friend, for all the care and concern and the time spent with " Madea " during her illness. The family also extends gratitude to the healthcare staff at the Garden Manner Community Retirement Center for the comfort and care they provided. Walker Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 7, 2013