Sister Gussie Crawford
Sister Gussie Crawford, age 72, was born on March 23, 1947 to the late Rev. Ruby Jane Shoemake and Earlie Rogers Smith in Logtown, MS. She was a long time resident of Pearlington, MS. Sister Gussie Crawford accepted Christ at a very young age. She was an active member of Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, and her longevity, while there allowed her to fulfill many roles as one of the oldest mothers of the church, she was a member of The Household of Ruth 1217, member of The Women's Missionary Society A.M.E.C. 8th. Sister Gussie Crawford never met a stranger, she was someone who had a heart full of love and joy that she shared with any and every one. Sister Gussie Crawford was retired and held numerous secretarial and librarian jobs, she actively worked at the local voting polls each election, every year. She was overall an asset to the Pearlington Community for many years. Thursday July 4, 2019 she gained her wings at her youngest daughter's home, surrounded by love. She leaves to cherish her memories and eternal legacy: her children, Catherine Smith-Bean and ( son-in-law Ronnie), Arthur Smith, Zabrina Smith (son-in-law David) her siblings Ruby Patterson (Alex), Earline Wheeler, Gilbert Gillum Jr.,(Gail), Nancy Stewart (Edmund), Martha Frederick (Dean), Dorothy Jean Smith-Taylor, Cleo Stephens (Martin), Jennifer Grant, Jesse Smith, Gussie life companion Fred Jackson, devoted friend Gwendolyn Robinson, her aunt Lillian Rogers, a host of grand children, two great grand children, two Godsons, Attienne McNeely Sr., Bradford Frederick, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and church family. Funeral service will be held Sat. July 13, 2019 at 11 am in Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Pearlington MS. visitation from 8 am until 11 am, burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.