2012-06-22 / Obits

Jesse Crawford


Jesse Crawford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 25.

Crawford was born in Aikens, South Carolina and lived in Rockaway for more than 30 years while working as a handyman.

Crawford was preceded in death by his father, Carvin Sr.; mother, Izora Cunningham-Crawford; brother, Artie Sr.; sister-in-law, Gloria; daughter, Cynthia; and step-son, Bruce.

He is survived by his brother, Carvin Jr.; grandson, Lance A. Barker; stepdaughters, Veronica and Leslie Barker; nephews, Artie II, George, Victor, Bryant, Rasheed Crawford and John Bettis; nieces, Debra, Tracey, Barbara, and Teri Crawford; family friends, Gervene, Marcus and Pernell Pyatt; and a host of great-grandchildren, greatnephews, great-nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements and service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York.

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