Ella Estelle Crews

January 06, 1946 - June 27, 2022


Obituary For Ella Estelle Crews

Ella Estelle Crews, 76 of Richlands, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was born on January 6, 1946 in Pink Hill, North Carolina to the late Joseph William Rachel Thompson Byrd. Also, preceding her in death were three brothers, Ruben Thompson, and James and Willis Byrd; and one sister, Ruby Ray.

Surviving Ella is her loving and faithful husband of 59 years, Clayton E. Crews; son, Elwood “Juan” Crews (Theresa) of Richlands, NC; daughters, Velle S. Sostakowski (Mike) of Rue, PA and Sarah J. Crews of Richlands, NC; brother, Lugene Byrd (Joyce) of North Carolina; three sisters, Edna Sue Byrd of Beulaville, North Carolina, Sybil L. O’Brian (Rick) of Missouri, Kathleen Faircloth of Weldon, North Carolina; grandchildren, Rebecca Frank, Zacharey (Amanda) Sostakowski, Hunter Sostakowski and Faith Carol Crews; great grandchildren, Shaun Frank, Alexis Frank, and Adelynne Sostakowski. Ella was an amazing lady with a kind heart, a dry witty sense of humor and a strong love for God. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Richlands. Ella loved her family and her grandchildren more than life itself. Although, she is no longer with us, we will carry her in our hearts forever.

A Visitation will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Bethany Baptist Church, 1077 Nine Mile Road, Richlands, NC 28574, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm also at Bethany Baptist Church. A Committal Service will immediately follow at the Crews Family Cemetery at 320 Davis Road, Richlands, NC.

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1 Jul


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Bethany Baptist Church 1077 Nine Mile Road Richlands, 28574 Get Directions »
1 Jul

Funeral Service

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Bethany Baptist Church 1077 Nine Mile Road Richlands, 28574 Get Directions »
1 Jul


02:00 PM

Crews Family Cemetery 320 Davis Road Richlands, NC 28574 Get Directions »
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  • 07/03/2022

    To the family, I am deeply saddened by the grief you are feeling. Knowing of God's love for you, continue to look to him when " He will wipe out every tear from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. " - Revelation 21:3,4 He says death is an " enemy that will be brought to nothing " - 1 Corinthians 15:26 How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones. love jrfdog@gmail.com

  • 06/29/2022

    May God Bless the family and give them comfort. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • 06/29/2022

    Such a sweet soul.gone to soon.prayers and hugs to her family

  • 06/29/2022

  • 06/29/2022

    May God bless and sustain you during this time in your life.


  • Sweet Moments

    Sweet Moments was sent for Ella Estelle Crews - June 30, 2022

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