Johnnie R. Crawford

NEW BERN - Johnnie R. "Hart" Crawford, 86, of New Bern, passed away on November 18, 2013, at home.

She was a longtime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by a brother and two sisters, Hugh Rhodes, Polly Yates and Catherine "Tiny" Stilley.

She leaves behind her husband of 68 years, William H. Crawford, four daughters, Shirley C. Tyndall and husband Ray of New Bern; Betty C. Davis of Jackson Springs; Connie C. Hill and husband Dan of New Bern; Billie Jean C. Woolard and husband Billy of New Bern; one son, Thomas Crawford and wife Ann of New Bern; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Wallace Rhodes and wife Theresa of Morehead City, and one sister, Rachel Willis of Broad Creek.

Hart leaves us with many beautiful memories and her wink and a smile.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Cotten Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church P.O. Box 1510, New Bern, NC 28563.

Online condolences may be made to the Crawford family at

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2013