September 3, 1998
HAMPTON – Michael Crawford, 38, of 3459 Victoria Blvd., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. He was a native and resident of Hampton for 37 years. He was employed by Newport News Shipyard and Newport News school systems. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Hampton.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lula Mae and Joan Crawford; and brothers, Raymond and Ernest Crawford.
He is survived by one son, Brandon Michael Crawford of California; two daughters, Shanna Crawford of Hampton and Cherise Crawford of Hampton; father, James O. Crawford of Hampton; mother, Lillian C. Crawford of Hampton; stepbrothers, William “Billy” Williams of New York and James Williams of South Carolina; three sisters, Thelma Mason of Hampton, Linda A. Woodyear of Hampton and Mildred C. Wynn of Hampton; a very special aunt, Ernestine Price of Hampton, and aunts, Gracie Harrod and Viola Perry of Hampton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton, by Pastor Donell Charity. Burial will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton. Mr. Crawford will be placed in the church by 9:30 a.m. Assemble at 10:15 a.m. on Friday at 3459 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. Viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, 723-4117. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home.