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PELL CITY - Mrs. Latonya Crawford, 48, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2017, peacefully in her family home in Pell City, AL.

She was born January 24, 1968, in Pell City to Shirley B. Lee (Sharon) and Jackie D. Robinson. Latonya had a passion for cheerleading and community outreach, which eventually morphed into a lifelong commitment of social advocacy for children as both a social worker and educator. She graduated from Pell City High School in 1986 and secured a bachelor's degree from Jacksonville State University four years later. Latonya was an active member of Greater New Destiny Church, and worked with various charities locally.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband, Willard Crawford, Jr.; two daughters, Niya and Rian Crawford; sister, Tessa Brand; brother Vashon Brand; sister-in-law, Vanessa Crawford; mother, Shirley Lee; mother-in-law, Mattie Grier; father-in-law, Willard Crawford, Sr.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, November 10th at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City, AL.

Condolences may be offered online at www.kilgroefh.com

Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on November 7, 2017
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