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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