Lorenzo Crawford Sr.

March 30, 1936 — September 21, 2015

Lorenzo Crawford Sr.

Mr. Lorenzo Crawford, Sr., age 79, a resident of Collins, MS, passed away, September 21, 2015 in Collins, Mississippi. He was born March 30, 1936 in Dixie, LA , the son Ada Crawford. Lorenzo attended Central High School. Lorenzo was married to the former Ms. Margaret Robinson in May of 1958. Lorenzo Sr., was a proud member of the United States Air Force where he served as a Civil Engineer. His career afforded him the opportunity to live in places such as Hampton, VA; Shreveport, LA; Okinawa, Japan, Sumpter, SC; and Panama City, Panama to name a few. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service, including two tours in Vietnam during the war. He enjoyed carpentry and cabinet making. Lorenzo Sr., was renowned for his custom cabinetry work. Lorenzo Crawford, Sr., is survived by 6 siblings, Alonza Crawford, Jonas Crawford, Clydell Crawford, Nathaniel Crawford, Andrew Crawford and Geraldine Tell, 4 sons, Lorenzo Crawford, Jr.; Dylan Crawford, Daniel Crawford and Eddie Baker; 2 daughters, Vanessia Crawford and Rosemary Henderson; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Lorenzo Crawford, Sr., will be held Friday, September 25, 2015, at 9:00 am at Richmond-August Funeral Home. The arrangements for Mr. Lorenzo Crawford, Sr. has been entrusted to RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME. For updates:call 228-436-6722.
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