Name: Kay Wacona Crawford
Birth: 1 JUL 1941
Death: 28 OCT 2005 in Memphis, Shelby Co, Tn
Burial: 18 NOV 2005 Memorial Park Cemetery of Memphis, Shelby Co, Tn
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- Occupation: School Teacher, Guidance counselor
When Kay was 4 years old, her mother took her to a recording
facility to make a 78 RPM thin vinyl recording to send to her father
who was serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. A copy of that recording is on file.
The following Obit Notice appeared in the 01 NOV 2005 issue of the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper:
Eads - KAY C. ALEXANDER, age 64, died Friday, October 28, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital
of Memphis. She was a graduate of Treadwell High School, a graduate of the University of Memphis where
she was a member of the Alpha Gamma sorority. Ms. Alexander was a teacher for the Fayette-Ware Schools
and the Memphis City Schools, a Christian, a member of Dancyville United Methodist Church, a charter
member of Southern Belles Doll Club and ran Alexander Livestock Insurance. She is survived by her sons,
Charles Alexander, Jr. of Memphis and Bill Alexander and his wife, Wendy Ann Alexander of Germantown;
grandchildren, Madison and Will Alexander of Germantown. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday,
November 18, at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday,
November 19, at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel, interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery of
Memphis. Anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial the family has requested the Tennessee Baptist Children’s
Home Boy’s Ranch of Shelby County, 6896 Highway 70, Memphis, TN, 38133. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar 901-725-0100
We lost our friend, our confidant , our Mom
Our Mom battled cancer for the last two years. She never let the disease get to her mind or spirit.
She past last night gently in her sleep. We held her hand as she slipped to the Father.
We are a Christian family and she knew what was ahead for her. She talked often about heaven
and the love that she could already feel. She always wanted us to celebrate life to live it full out
and have no regrets. She lived with us for the past year. She watched our children grow and we
became even closer. We have no regrets for the way she lived or the way she fought the cancer
that ravaged her body. To the end she wanted us to be Ok not her.
Now she knows no pain, no doctors, and no fear of the unknown. She will be deeply missed by
our whole family. She was our center and always there for us.
Hug your Mom today tell her that you love her. For my family we can only to that in our dreams.
I thank all of you for your prayers over the last year. It will be a while before we can find our center again.
I am and will always be her son.
Bill and Wendy Alexander
God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you
Father: Russell Hall Crawford b: 25 NOV 1914 in Double Bridges (Hall), Tn
Mother: Wilma Wacona Wingo b: 30 JAN 1913 in Hornbeak, Tn
- Note: Living Parent(s) - Details withheld