Mildred Elizabeth Crawford, 91, of Conway, AR, went to be with the Lord Tuesday July 7, 2020. She was born December 10, 1928 in Amarillo, TX to Alva and Effie Garrett. Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Crawford and siblings, Lloyd and Juanita.
Mrs. Crawford loved serving her Lord and serving others. She spent 15 years in Brazil and Portugal as missionaries while raising her family. During that time she organized Ladies Auxiliaries, VBS and Bible studies in the Portuguese language, founded an orphanage that touched hundreds of children. Some have continued to connect with her to the end. At the age of 52 she earned a BSE in Special Education and taught in the public schools 'till her retirement. She loved to sing and read her Bible till she was called Home.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Stanley (Cheryl) Crawford, daughters, Diann (Mike) Jones, Kay (Wendel) McCorkle, Dixie (Mark) Thackston and Telma (Mike) Cross, 9 grandchildren, David, Jason, Jeffrey, Rebecca, Chrisy, Bitsy, Joshua, Cory and Allison. She is also survived by 22 great grandchildren, Foster, Carter, Camryn, Chyanne, Trent, Caleb, Tyler, Paige, Nate, Colton, Elisha, Lydia, Micaiah, Aria, Jeriah, Ali, Logan, Mason, Liam, Dahlia, Declan and Azalea and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives that love her.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 2:00PM at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Visitation will begin at 1:00PM prior to the service. Social Distancing and masks are required. Burial will be private for family.
Donations may be made to the Rufus and Mildred Crawford endowed scholarship at CBC.