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Ionia Crawford

Ionia Crawford

Friday, July 31st, 1942 Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Obituary for Ionia Tina Crawford

Ionia Tina Crawford was born on July 31, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to Julia Gross and Andy Denmark. She confessed Christ at an early age, uniting with Christ at Friendly Baptist Church. Ionia attended the local schools in Jacksonville, Florida and received her education at Stanton High School.

A sweet melody begun on November 19, 1966 when she said, “I DO” to the love of her life, Otis Crawford. As they build their lives as husband and wife, they chose to commit and share their lives as parents to Gina, Gelica and Palecia as well as a host to others.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2019, God called Ionia “Tiny” Crawford home saying “well done my faithful servant”. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Gross and Andy Denmark; siblings, Ruby McCloud, Julia “Red” Ball, Jeanette McClendon, Aaron “Peasa”Denmark, Charles Denmark, Gerald Denmark and Carnell Copeland; stepdaughters, Teresa Mathis and Felicia Crawford.

Ionia will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 53 years, Otis Crawford; also cherishing her memory are her children, Gina Pressley-Capers (Christian Capers, Jr.), Palecia Crawford-Maddox (Mark Maddox), Gelica Campbell-Ervin (Eric Ervin); grandchildren, Christian Capers III, Christal Capers, Christopher Capers, Merci Maddox, Jabarie Ervin, Jacques Ervin; sisters, Charity Ball, Gladys Ball-Kelly, Geraldine Tipton, Shirley Murray (Harry); brother; Larry Johnson; and a host of nieces; Ionia also leaves behind stepdaughters, Roxie McFarland (Jerry), Patricia Fairbanks (Willie) and Yasmine Lee (William).

The funeral service for Ionia Tina Crawford will be held 1:00 pm Friday, January 25th, 2019 at the Samuel C. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at the Funerals By T. S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Private Interment. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel
    4315 N. Main Street
    Friday, January 25th, 2019
  • Interment

    Address Not Available

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The death of a loved one can cause much anxiety and grief. Our peace comes from coping with our loss and dealing with our grief. Psalm 55:22 helps us to find our peace when God invites us to approach him in prayer: "Throw your burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall." God has given Jesus the power to bring Ionia back to life "on the last day."--John 6:40. God offers her eternal life free of all sickness and worries! Allow him to grant you peace!
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Viola Blackman

My very sincere condolences to the family. The Bible has always been a source of encouragement during this very sad time. Jehovah has promised 'ALL' mankind a resurrection. The resurrection helps us to appreciate Jehovah is loving, kind and considerate. This hope was made possible by the ransom sacrifice of his son Christ Jesus. (John 5:28, 29) So when your love one return to life, on this earth would you like to welcome them back. Please read the Bible's promises at John 3:16, John 17:3. Romans 6:23 and Revelation 21:4 Visit our website at jw.org for more information on this subject. ..... Viola Blackman .....Kingsland, Georgia
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