of Alexander, AR
January 24, 1933 - August 30, 2021
Martha Sue Crews, was born on January 24, 1933, during the Great Depression. She learned that she was going to have to be a hard worker and through her upbringing she understood the value of the little things in life. She carried out those values for the next eighty-eight years until August 30, 2021, when she was called home by the Lord to be with her family and friends.She was born to Curtis and Robert Brock, Sr., in Moro, Arkansas and was the oldest of four siblings: Edward Carl "Buddy" Brock, Joyce Lee Brock (Sparks), Robert "Bobby" Brock, Jr. She married Clay Cleveland Crews on August 27, 1949, they were married for fifty-eight years, until his passing. She had three children: Brenda Crews (Hill), Teddy "Ted" Mac Crews and Danny Joe Crews and one grandson Ronald Newton "Newt" Fleming.She worked as a kitchen manager and cook at the Alcoa plant in Benton. While working at Alcoa, she and her family opened and ran the Saline County Go-Kart Track. She was always working and loved to cook. After retirement from Alcoa, she worked with her brother Bobby Brock and his wife Linda at Bobby's Dairy Bar on Arch St. in Little Rock and in North Little Rock when Bobby established Bobby's Cafe. She commuted to Alcoa and Bobby's Cafe with her daughter, Brenda, and they enjoyed many memorable conversations on the drive. Dinners on Sunday was when she loved cooking the most surrounded by her family.She enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, dominoes, and gardening. She also relaxed and watched television to rest. Her television had hundreds of channels but only three were used, The Western Channel (Gunsmoke), the channel with her soap opera (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Channel 7 (the news at noon and 5pm). She was a happy woman with a laugh and a smile that was genuine. Looking back through photographs, she is smiling and laughing in almost each one. She was smart, proud and she loved her family dearly. You could trust her words to be wise and true.There are too many people to list who will cherish her memory, but those who were closest to her at the end of her life include: her caring, loving, daughter and best friend, Brenda Hill (Crews); her son, Danny Joe Crews, in whose presence she would light up and smile; her son in-law, Mike Hill, who she regarded as if he were her own son; her grandson, "Newt", they loved each other from the very start and were together at the end; and her great-grandchildren Colby Maness, Lyla Branscum, and Aurora Crews Fleming, whom she loved so much she would just smile and watch them and dote over how very sweet and smart they were every chance she got.
You were always so sweet to me and my kids. I know you will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. May she Rest In peace.
So sorry for your loss.
You were so loved by so many. We love you and miss you already. Im sorry we didnt get to spend more time together over the year. I know Pawpaw was so happy to be reunited with you. Love you always Gingong. Dana
May You Rest In Peace
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I lost mine too almost a year ago and it's still hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.