Alethia "Lethe"-McCrea-Obituary

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Alethia "Lethe" Francine McCrea

Tyler, Texas

Oct 15, 1951 – Feb 11, 2021 (Age 70)


October 15, 1951
February 11, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Alethia "Lethe" Francine Stamps McCrea passed away on Thursday, Feb 11th, 2021. She spent her final hours surrounded by loved ones and smiling.  Lethe was born on Oct 15, 1951 to William “Billy Frank” & Betty Stamps in Tyler, TX. She attended Lee (Tyler) Highschool & Tyler Junior College prior to a 34 year career in the Seattle & Tyler Hospital systems until her retirement in 2005. Her greatest strength, joy and love were the family and children she surrounded herself with. She had a way with children and they all loved being around her.

She married Dec 31,1973 in Seattle, WA to her loving husband of over 47 years Gary S McCrea. 

She is survived by her adoring husband Gary, 3 Children (Krisha McCrea Brown, Jennifer McCrea Glass & Ryan McCrea), 2 Son-in-Laws (Colin & Robert) and 4 grandchildren (Logan, Nathaniel, Asher & Caden) who were her greatest treasures & pride, 7 siblings (Rivvie Smith, Annie Redfearn, Madeline Adams, Billy Gail Dukes, David Stamps, Linda Garrett and Craig Stamps).  She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The Children’s Medical Center Foundation” at or the “Hospice Foundation of America” at Private family services will be held at a later date.  


“Until we meet again, we think about you always, we talk about you still, you have never been forgotten, and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain, to walk and guide us through our lives until we meet again.” 

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She was always nice , made the best of any situation , good or bad, she was fun, .... of what little time I spent with her . She did teach me how to sweep this really big, long driveway ....but I think that got her out of doing it. I was like 7 or 8 years old but then I found out about electric blowers .....just the darn cord was to short reach the end of the driveway...dang... love ya always!!!!

In Memory
of my little sister, Lethe~
Madeline S. Adams, and Family~

In Memory of my little sister Lethe, she loved everyone BIG genuinely, openly, and so unselfishly.
We will meet around the corner, in a little while.
Madeline Stamps Adams

My little Sister, adored, cherished her family, like no other mom on this planet. Her love was the "real deal", she will be missed by all.
Sis Madeline

Saddened to hear of your recent loss.

Gary, my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

I worked with Lethe at Mother Frances. She always came in with a smiling face and ready to tackle anything that came our way. She was a joy to work with and we had some interesting conversations. (Have a great journey, Lethe.)

You will be missed Lethe! I’ll never forget your friendship!

Alethia I am gonna miss your precious smile and our sweet talks! You always cheered me up and made me smile and now I’m sad because your gone! But I know your in the arms of god and once again whole no sickness no pain and singing with the Angels! We worked together for many many years and friends for even more ! You were such a fighter and loved life and loved your family, RIP my precious friend I love you