Rosemary Crockett Austin

January 16, 1944 ~ December 12, 2020

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Mrs. Rosemary Crockett Austin, 76, died Saturday, December 12, 2020, at New Albany Health and Rehab. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ken White officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Austin was born in Mobile, AL to the late Dyke and Elnora Mayo Crockett and was the widow of Mr. Byron L. Austin, Jr. Her most joyful years were spent raising her family.  Her home was always open and bustling with her children and their friends who felt at home in the presence of Mrs. Austin.  She was ever present and devoted to her children and provided encouragement and wisdom during the most important moments of their lives and support during the daily triumphs and difficulties. She enjoyed hosting family dinners and card games at their home in Tula.  The memories from these days will remains priceless. After her children were grown, she entered the workforce and enjoyed her time with Lafayette County RSVP. Her knowledge of history was extensive and she enjoyed learning as much as she could through books, articles and additional research.  Her love of reading carried over into spy novels where she was able to lose herself in the story. She loved country music, her dog “Rebel” and Ole Miss Football. Her family will miss her phenomenal meals but will continue cooking her favorite recipes.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Austin Walker and her husband, Joe of Stevensville, MI; three sons, Joe Austin of Jackson, MS, Paul Austin and his wife, Kim of Tula, MS and David Austin of Huntsville, AL; a sister, Virginia Hall of Oxford, MS; a brother, Wayne Crockett of Oxford, MS; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Austin’s memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263.

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