Mildred Burdette Crawford

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Milton, DE -Mildred "Millie" Burdette Crawford, 90, went to the Lord peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born on a rural farm in Maryland, she was the eldest of her four siblings raised by the late M. Viola Sheets Gue and Earl T. Gue, Sr. She is survived by siblings, Fran (Gus) Gue, Jr., and Earla Tyra. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ira L. Burdette, Sr.; her second husband, Warren "Bo" Crawford; her sons, Ira L. Burdette, Jr. and David L. Burdette; and her great-granddaughter, Sarah Franco. She is survived by daughters, Ann B. Cox and husband (Daniel), Hanover, PA; Joyce A. Mayne and husband (Jeff), Willow Street, PA and son, Kevin E. Burdette and wife (Nancy), Milton, DE; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth "Clem" Burdette, Keymar, MD and Sally Burdette, Ijamsville, MD along with eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren Mildred attended Sound U.M. Church, Selbyville, DE and was a lifetime congregant of Howard Chapel U.M. Church, Mount Airy, MD. She served numerous positions with both churches and always found comfort in her faith and service to others. Her love of people, especially children, resulted in her long career as a school cafeteria worker, school bus driver and later as a driver of a trolley for the Town of Ocean City. She enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adeline's, quilting, sewing, gardening, and cooking for large family gatherings. In recent years, she cherished talking with friends and attending the Milton Seniors. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12 noon at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal Street, Milton, DE. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. A Committal of Burial will occur on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:45 am at Howard Chapel U.M. Church, 1970 Long Corner Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771. The family will receive visitors beginning at 11:00 am. Donations may be made in her memory to Sound U.M. Church, c/o David Brasure, 35131 Lighthouse Rd., Selbyville, DE 19975 or Howard Chapel Cemetery, 1674 Florence Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771 or the Milton Seniors, c/o Harold Betts, 25029 Broadkill Rd., Milton, DE 19968.

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Short Funeral Services
416 Federal Street
Milton, DE 19968
(302) 684-8521
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 6, 2016
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