Mrs. Jeannetter Crowell was called home on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Born on April 9, 1924 in Sumter, SC to Reverend Jake Glisson and Lila Samuels Glisson. She graduated from St. Michael's High School and attended Morris College in South Carolina. She married Powell Robinson and relocated to Neptune, NJ. Later, she married Curtis Crowell and resided in Fair Haven, NJ for nearly 60 years. She was a superb seamstress, designer, and supervisor at various establishments, and retired from Standard Awning Company. She also worked tirelessly on behalf of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.
An active church and community volunteer and leader, she served as a member of the PTA, Democratic Party, Eastern Star, and as a founder and officer of the Ventures Club, that provided scholarships and mentorship programs. A dedicated and faithful member and officer of the Missionary Society, choirs, and Stewardess' Board, she was chair of numerous Women's Day programs, Sunday school teacher, and vice chair and Pastor's Steward for the Steward Board at Allen Chapel, Asbury Park for over 40 years, and later at Fisk Chapel. She also enjoyed Bible Study and military family support activities at Fort Monmouth Chapel.
She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Abe, Luther, Jake, Jessie, Cliff, Joseph, Frank, James and Thomas; her husbands, Powell Robinson and Curtis Crowell; and her son, Powell D. Robinson III. She is survived by her sister, Leola Martin; daughter, Rochelle Robinson Hendricks; daughter-in-law, Erika Robinson; grandchildren, Gioia and Matt Hermann, Talia and Sean Coles, Samson Hearn, Nygia Hearn, and Kiana Robinson; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Josephine Hermann, Landon and Ronan Coles; special sister-in-law, Evelyn Cruz, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 until the service at 12 noon at Fisk Chapel A.M.E. Church, 38 Fisk St., Fair Haven. Interment will be held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Childs Funeral Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 19, 2015.