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Mary Crumble Corprew

1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Mary Crumble Corprew

Chesapeake - Dr. Mary Crumble Corprew quietly passed into the arms of God on February 28, 2014 in a local hospital in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born in Halifax County, North Carolina to the late Claude and Mary Estelle L. Crumble. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifetime member of Antioch Baptist Church. She received a B.S. Degree in Teacher Education and English from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. She received a M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Hampton University. She received an Ed.D. from George Washington University in Administration and Curriculum Development supported with International Education and Administration in Higher Education. She began her professional career with the Chesapeake Public School System where she retired after forty-one years. She served as an elementary school teacher, supervisor and interim principal. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Professor at Norfolk State and Old Dominion Universities. She also served as an educational coordinator, consultant and advisor to numerous educational and civic organizations. She has received numerous professional certificates and awards. During her career, Dr. Corprew was affiliated with various professional and community organizations including the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Chesapeake Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Chapter Links, Inc., the National Council of Teachers of English, the Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce (Women's Division) and the National NAACP Organization. She recently became a member of the Norfolk County and Chesapeake Historical Committee. Dr. Corprew was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Corprew; two brothers, Claude Crumble and Earl Crumble and husband, Lieutenant Colonel Therman T. Corprew Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Therman T. Corprew Jr. of Chesapeake, Virginia; daughter, Talya T. Corprew-Holloman (Chris) of Clinton, MD; one sister, Mattie Vickers (James) of Pasadena, CA; three grandchildren, Dr. Shanaysha Sauls (Edward), Israel Scott Holloman and Miko Brockington; four great grandchildren, Maya, Sydney, E.J. Sauls Jr and Isiah and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A life celebration service will be held 11 a.m., Sat., March 8, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Berkley, with Rev. Raymond Diggs officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 6, 2014
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