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Melvin Edward Crawley

December 28, 1953 – October 27, 2020

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Bro. Melvin Edward Crawley, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at his residence in Pontotoc. He was born December 28, 1953 to Tiger Edward and Viola Mae Maynard Crawley. Melvin was a Southern Baptist Minister, having recently retired from Immanuel Baptist Church, after 22 years. He enjoyed gospel music, fishing and football, especially the South Panola Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels.

The service will be at 12 noon on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Dr. David Hamilton officiating; burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Water Valley. The family prefers that mask be worn at the service. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Young Crawley, a son, John Crawley (Mandy), two daughters, Becky Crawley and Jessica Crawley, a sister, Dot Crawley Heath, a brother, Alfred Crawley (Diane), and four grandchildren, Cooper Crawley, Swayzie Crawley, Emma Young and Caleb Young.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Libby Sherwood and Wanda Crawley and two brothers, Joe Crawley and Tiger Willard Crawley.

Pallbearers will be Cory Holland, Derek Holland, Chris Thompson, Jerry Garrison, Joe Bennett, Will Connor, Paul McGehee, Al Crawley and Gerald Dye.

Visitation will be from 10 AM to 12 Noon, Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

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