Eva Mae Crosby, 78, went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2012.|
She was born August 9, 1933 in Akron, Ohio to the late Oscar and Mattie (Boone) Thompson. She retired from the M. O'Neil Company after more than 20 years of service.
She was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church for over 40 years. She served on the Usher Ministry and worked diligently as the culinary chairperson for many, many years.
Ms. Eva, as everyone affectionately called her, had a passion for life. As a military wife, she was blessed to be able to travel the world and to live in Japan, Oklahoma, The Carolinas, and Texas. She was an avid traveler, and shopper. She enjoyed taking old objects and painting them to make them new. The greatest times of her life was spending the weekends with her grandchildren, Misty, Meech, her bud Ryan and the apple of her eye, her great-granddaughter, Shayla. When she was not with her children, she spent time with, "The Mofia" (Betty, Barb, Yvonne, Bessie, and Thelma).
Preceded in death by parents and brother, Clayton Thompson, she leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted and loving husband of 57 years, Nathaniel "Pete"; two loving children, daughter, Sheila Mitchell and son, Nathaniel Jr. "Buster"; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Misty, Michiko, and Ryan Mitchell; the joy of her life, her great-granddaughter, Shayla Moultry; sisters, Betty DuBose (her loving, best friend) who has been by her side at all times, and Dorothy Cain, of Memphis, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1706 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron, OH 44320, Pastor David M. Nelson eulogizing. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church from 12 noon until time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1167 Hartford Ave., Akron, OH 44320.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 18 to June 20, 2012