Elvania Marie Wilkes Crews

Published 9:04 pm Monday, March 28, 2016

Elvania Marie Wilkes Crews of Mocksville died on the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2016.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1948 in Rowan County to the late Ben Wilkes and Janie Wilkes Bowman. She was a dependable, hard-working woman, whose employment included First Union Bank in Clemmons, where she was teller manager. In 1969, she married Harold E. Crews. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage and had one child.  She was an active member of St. John AME Zion Church, where she served as a member of the Deaconess Board and as a Communion Steward.

Survivors: her husband, Harold E. Crews of Mocksville; her daughter, Carla Crews of Mocksville; her “favorite nephew/adopted son” Curtis E. Carter of Huntersville; a brother, Elliot (Margaret) Wilkes of Mocksville; 2 sisters, Shirley Morrison of Charlotte and Flora Jean (Bruce) Hancock of Statesville; and a host of relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Graham  Funeral Home. Minister Thomas Dalton, associate pastor of Refuge Community Church, officiated.  The family received friends at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.

Condolences: www.GrahamFuneralHome.net.