Mrs. Emmer Lee Crudup, 97, transitioned on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence in Pontotoc, MS. She was born on May 2, 1923 in Algoma, MS, to John Keys and Charlotte Fitzpatrick Keys.
She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Usher Valley United Methodist Church. After moving to the Springville Community, she was an associate member of Springville Chapel M.B. Church for years; And later with Naylor Chapel C.M.E. Church, where she remained faithfully until her death. She worked in the community, and in the church, as a faithful Missionary for years until her health failed her and allowed her no longer to participate. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Missionary Teacher, and was one of the oldest Mother's of the church.
Emmer loved working in the yard, and attended to her flowers;her favorite flowers were Red Begonias. She loved reading her Bible daily, and working Bible Word Search, which was her favorite hobby.
She united in holy matrimony to Earl B. Crudup and to this union nine children were born.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories one sister: Odell Bonaparte of Lincoln, IL. Two daughters: Marilyn D. Sheffield of Pontotoc, MS and Mae Rose Hall of Tupelo, MS. Four sons: Dave (Mary) Crudup, Verna Crudup, Verneal (Lois) Crudup and Willie (Sarah) Crudup all of Pontotoc, MS. Twenty-one grandchildren, Thirty-eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Earl B. Crudup, three sons: Clarence (Jack) Owens, Roy Crudup and Artis Crudup. Four sisters: Lela Jackson, Inez McGee, Florence Vaughn and Autry Mae Souter, three brothers: James Keys, Evan Keys and John Rad Keys.
Visitation will be on Thursday, July 2, 2020 4-6p.m. at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pontotoc City Cemetery. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
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