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Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home

Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home

Larry Clarence McMillian

Larry Clarence McMillian, 57, of Pensacola, Florida died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Baptist Hospital. Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 12425 Blue Star Highway in Gretna, Florida. The burial will be at McMillian Cemetery in Hannatown, GA. Viewing will be from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, Florida. He leaves to cherish his most precious memories a loving and devoted wife, Addie McMillian, and a host of family, relatives and friends.  Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL, are in charge of arrangements.

Lilima Delois Dawson

Lilima Delois Dawson, 80, of Bristol, FL passed away on Thursday, August 31 , 2017.  Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephens AME Church in Bristol, FL.  Viewing will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, FL.  Lilima Delois Dawson, affectionately known as “Duke”, was born in Bristol, Florida on December 6, 1936 to Roberta Donar and Willie Dawson. She was the third born of nine siblings. Lilima received her formal education in the Bristol public school system. In 1962, Lilima met and married the love of her life, George Carol Sanders, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Lilima was a homemaker who loved caring for her family. She was a very giving person and was known as “Mother Sanders” to many in her community because she was a listening ear, giving sage advice over a home cooked meal to whomever was in need. She would give you her last and never minded sacrificing because that is who she was and she never looked for anything in return. She was a very compassionate person. She was quiet to the world, but to those who knew her, Lilima had a great sense of humor, was very resilient, consistent, and a woman of her word. She was a great motivator, encouraging you to be all that you can be. She was also very intelligent and would let you know she was skipped twice in one year in high school. But she liked the simple pleasures of life. Lilima was very loving as a parent. She was rarely ever angry. She was also the keeper of your secrets and was the matriarch of the family; the glue that held it all together.

Lilima loved going to church and spending time with her grandchildren and took particular pleasure in caring for Faith. Her favorite color was yellow. She was an excellent cook and loved preparing meals for her loved ones. She served in the hospitality and culinary ministries in church. She was always a willing servant. As a mother, Lilima instilled in her children to speak up and advocate for themselves. She taught her children the importance of church and told them often to “keep the faith and keep believing” and to pray and trust in God. She was a model of prayer and her children often found her on her knees in deep prayer. She was a quiet storm and an intercessor for her children. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL, are in charge of arrangements.

Ida “Nanny” Pressley

Mother Ida “Nanny” Pressley, 87, of Sneads, FL peacefully departed her earthy Tabernacle on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at her home under the loving care of her daughter, Alma Phyllis Crawford.  Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11 AM CST at Greater Bethel MB Church in Chattahoochee, FL.  Visitation is Friday, September 8, 2017 from 3 PM to 6 PM CST at St. Peter MB Church in Sneads, FL. 

Mother Ida “Nanny” Pressley was born to the late James Edwin Lewis and Maggie Anderson Lewis on January 15, 1930 and was the eldest of five children.  She attended Jackson County Training School in Marianna, FL and received her High School Diploma.  She also attended Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL and obtained her Associate of Arts Degree.  She returned home and was a teacher at Little Zion School in Sneads. She worked for 30 years at Florida State Hospital while raising four grandchildren (Mitchell, Chermaine, Jennifer and Angela).  After her retirement, she took care of her mother, the late Maggie Lewis until her demise.  Mother Ida joined St. Peter MB Church in Sneads, FL at an early age and served faithfully as a Mother of the church until her health would not allow her to serve.  Her hobbies were riding around, going out to eat, fishing and watching her Dallas Cowboys football games.

She leaves to celebrate her life one devoted and loving daughter, Alma Crawford (Lionel) of Sneads, FL; two step-sons, Clifford Scott of Marianna, FL and Derrick Edwards of Montgomery, AL; a special daughter-in-law, Lenora Edwards of Cottondale, FL; two brothers, Deacon James Lewis (Clara) and Deacon Milous Lewis (Shell) both of Sneads, FL; two sisters, Bernice Tollar of Sneads, FL and Gwendolyn Brown of Wilmington, NC; eight grandchildren, Angela Sims (Tony) and Jennifer Stephenson both of Marianna, FL, Lionel Crawford and Tabatha Baker (Adrian) both of Sneads, FL, Christine Crawford and Thomas Edwards both of Atlanta, GA, Sherrie E. Wooten (SGM Alden Wooten, US Army) of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Chermaine Carroll (Keshonda) of Quincy, FL; twenty-six great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and her extended church families, St. Peter MB Church, Mt. Moriah Church, and Unfolding Ministries Church of God.

Mother Ida was preceded in death by two sons, Elijah Edwards and George Edwards; two grandchildren, Durand J. Edwards and Shaerell Edwards; and one great, great granddaughter, Jaymeeria Nicole Thomas.  Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL, are in charge of arrangements.

Larry Clarence McMillian

Larry Clarence McMillian, 57, of Pensacola, Florida died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Baptist Hospital. Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 12425 Blue Star Highway in Gretna, Florida. The burial will be at McMillian Cemetery in Hannatown, GA. Viewing will be from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, Florida. He leaves to cherish his most precious memories a loving and devoted wife, Addie McMillian, and a host of family, relatives and friends.  Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL, are in charge of arrangements.

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