Charlotte Crawford
1930 - 2012
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Charlotte Crawford BESSEMER CITY - Charlotte Thornburg Crawford passed away peacefully on July 19, 2012. She was born in 1930 in Atkins, South Carolina. Her family moved to Bessemer City when Charlotte was three. She attended Women's College of Greensboro and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She taught school in Johnston, SC, at Bessemer City High School and at Highland Junior High School. She was a lifelong member of St Andrews Episcopal Church in Bessemer City, where she taught Sunday School, was on the vestry and played the organ. She was Secretary of the Bessemer City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bessemer City Garden Club and the Bessemer City History and Arts Society. She was an active bridge player in several clubs for most of her life. Charlotte loved dearly her family, her friends, her church and the town of Bessemer City. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Charlotte Butler Thornburg, her Father Raymond Wentworth Thornburg and her husband, Elmer Neil Crawford. She is survived by her two daughters: Dedie Dooley of Troutman, NC, her husband Bobby and their children Erin and Landyn; and Katie Rossabi of Greensboro, NC, her husband Amiel and their children Griffin, Rachel and Joe. Charlotte is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Sykes of Cocoa Beach, Florida and Hilda Gunst of Bessemer City and brother Robert Thorn-burg and sister-in-law Frances Thornburg of Bessemer City, along with many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Charlotte Crawford will be held Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2:00pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Bessemer City with a Reception after the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Church, P. O. Box 611, Bessemer City, NC 28016 in memory of Charlotte. To offer condolences, please visit Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jul. 20, 2012.
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July 22, 2012
My family just found out this afternooon about the loss of your mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Beverly Cook
July 20, 2012
She was a Wonderful Person, and a Great and Caring Teacher. I Enjoyed my time with her at HJH.
Brian Cooper
Brian Cooper
July 20, 2012
We are so sorry, girls, about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady, mother, & wife. Our prayers are with you.
Ron & Dianne Earle Wallace
July 20, 2012
To Charlotte's loved ones:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the death of your beloved Charlotte. She was a dear friend to me beginning in high school (she was Class of "48 & I was Class of "49), continuing through college years (different colleges), early employment years, dating years, attendants in each other's weddings, & touching base over the years when I visited in B.C., which, unfortunately, was not very frequently. I cherish The Book of Common Prayer she gave me in the '50s. Charlotte has been in my daily meditations & prayers since I first learned in May, 2007, of her genetic heart condition. I last saw her briefly at a bridge game the evening of 6-7-11, when I was in B.C. for funeral services for my brother Melvin; & we last exchanged e-mails June 16, 2011. My good memories of good times shared with Charlotte uplift my spirit. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Sincerely & w/love,
Sue (Causby) Pigg
Virginia Beach, VA
July 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time , Charlotte was a wonderful neighbor and we will miss her so much . It was truly a blessing to know Charlotte, she will be missed .
Charles & Karla Foxx
July 20, 2012

My condolences to to family. May the God of love give you comfort at this time.
July 20, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with the family in your time of healing.
Jo Ann
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