Mary Helen-Austin Crew-Obituary

Mary Helen Austin Crew

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Mary Helen was known by many people and by many names, but there is one name that I will always call her by and that is Grammy. I remember helping her rake leaves and picking up pine cones and she would always make me smile and laugh. I never saw her without a smile, she never had anything bad to say about anyone. She was always there for people when you needed her most, no matter who they were. She helped me get to where I am today and I will always remember that and never take it for...

She was my grandmother and one of my greatest inspirations. No matter what, she was in control of a situation and always could put a smile on my face. She was a very stately woman. I don't think there's another way to say it. She was very classy, but she knew how to have fun. She was always willing to take care of others before herself. I remember a conversation that we had a few days before she passed in which she was talking about getting better before my college graduation. I sort of...

Mary Helen and Norman were a little late getting to our 50th Anniversary Celebration. But we were delighted that they took the time from helping their family to do so. They got there just in time for us to take their picture; the only formalguest picture taken that day, June 8th.
She was not only my Special friend, Special Eastern Star Sister, but my confidant and ride to meetings; our time to share one on one. ! It will take many ladies to fill her empty roles in life , but no one...

Mary Helen was a wonderful person to all..She was always helpful at the bank.Sorry for your loss.. Barbara Carter and Rachel Taylor

Mary Helen was one of the few people in the world who get it. She got it that God should be in everything she did, and he was. She got it that to truly live in the world, one has to embrace the world in which She lived. She got it that her family was so important but never more so than God. I've heard Mary Helen talk with pride about the things Norman had accomplished in his career, or some sporting competition.
Then came Cindy and Cathy, These girls were adored by Mary Helen and...

Hey Norman, I am sorry to hear about Mary Helen. She was always very nice to me. Hope you're doing well.
Bob Veasey, Durham

Dear Crew Family, Judy and I were sorry to hear about Mary Helen. Even though we only were able to see the family at the annual Austin gathering, it was always a pleaseure to her sweet smile.

I was so sorry to hear about Mary Helen. We were friends when we were little girls in Hickory. I also retired from BB&T but was never aware that we were working for the same company. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Norman, I am so sorry & so shocked. We've enjoyed having Mary Helen with you at our DHS lunches. I'm sorry I can't attend, but will be visiting my grands in the mountains. God bless & keep you.


Mary Helen's Obituary

DURHAM: Mrs. Mary Helen Austin Crew, 75, died after a brief illness on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born October 24, 1937 in Hickory, NC. She was the daughter of the late Jonas McCoy and Lena Mae Austin.Mrs. Crew is survived by her loving husband of 56 years,...

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