Evelyn Virginia Thompson Crowe

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Evelyn Virginia Thompson Crowe was born on January 4, 1927, the only child, of Willie Ray Thompson and Grace
Virginia Fitzgerald Thompson. She passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She attended First Baptist Church, Paris
where funeral services were held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Harlin Brewton officiating. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment followed at Baxley Cemetery in Paris. The family held visitation from 5:00 pm. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Mrs. Crowe, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at home. Her parents and one granddaughter Anna Virginia Redfern preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Murry Maxwell Crowe, of Paris, one son, Maxwell Thompson (Tom)
Crowe of Paris, and three daughters Cheryl Virginia Crowe Adams and Delane of Winnfield, Louisiana, Susan Lea Crowe Clark and Carlton of Rayville, Louisiana, and Lauren Kaye Crowe Redfern and Robert of Danville, Arkansas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Chad Adams and Carolee, Chris Adams and Marie, Lindsey Clark Lowe and Ryan, Max Clark, Jenny Redfern Fish and Daniel, Clay Redfern, Spencer Redfern, and Nicholas Redfern and eight great grandchildren. Evelyn was born and educated in Paris Arkansas. She also graduated from Ouachita Baptist College (Ouachita University). She began teaching in the Paris Public School system where she met her husband, Max. They later lived nineteen years in Winnfield, La., where she taught kindergarten for eight years at First Baptist Church. They moved to Monroe, LA living seven years before returning to Paris in 1977. Evelyn’s legacy was her devotion to the Lord. Whether it was her decades of teaching Ladies’s Adult Sunday School Classes, working at Vacation Bible Schools, or leading Mission Studies, she served faithfully until the Lord called her home. She loved her church and they in turn established The Evelyn Crowe Mission Offering in her honor for her commitment to the Women’s Missionary Society.
A creative person, her talents were shared though entertaining, decorating, programs she led, and her watercolor  paintings. Evelyn was an avid reader and she never met a stranger. She was also a member of PEO, a weekly painting group, and a past member of The Daughters of the American Revolution and Delta Kappa Gamma Society 
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