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February 28, 1925 - September 8, 2017

Service Date: September 14, 2017

On Thursday, September 14  at 11:00 am we will honor the life of Minnie Mae Crews with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel.   Dr. Charles Bright and the Rev. Dennis Burks will be officiating.    Minnie Mae will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park.   The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8:00pm at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Posted by:
Jennifer Norton

Posted on:
September 19, 2017

I have many wonderful memories hanging out with Minnie Mae when dad and John would be running print jobs in the little building out back. She taught me how to sew buttons onto scraps of material and how to use a seam ripper without puncturing skin. I loved helping her in the kitchen when she would be making something for church or dinner. She taught me how to use a butter knife to level off the dry measurements. She had a great laugh too. I loved when she'd get so tickled she just kept laughing and laughing. I admired how immaculate her house was and how she decorated. When she and John would go to Myrtle Beach, she'd bring me something. Once she brought me a shark tooth necklace. I quickly learned not to fall asleep wearing it as it was sharp! Although I didn't get to see her after I left for the military, I have those wonderful memories of her and learned so many 'life lessons' from her and I hope to pay that forward to other youth like she did for me. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by:
Alice Jean Crews Deaton

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September 14, 2017

To my family in Beckley...We have just today gotten WiFi after Hurricane Irma! I would have written sooner to say that Aunt Minnie Mae was always the most beautiful person inside and out that I ever knew (besides my Mom). She and my Mom were close and talked a lot and laughed. I remember I thought she could do anything, she sewed, she baked and make the BEST spaghetti pie I ever tasted! Please know that as you honor her today I will be thinking of her and all the 4th of July picnics we shared on the hill at our Grandparent's home on Hargrove Street in Beckley! Her beautiful home that she so tastefully decorated and always how she welcomed us too that home. She is now happily reunited with her extended family and parent's in that beautiful Valley where all is peace and light. Rest in your eternal home Aunt Minnie Mae, I will always remember your smile and your love. I will miss you and until we meet again know you are loved and remembered with a smile.

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Janet Phillips

Posted on:
September 12, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. I know she meant a lot to your family. Thinking of you.

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Gary & Susi (Crews) Kaster

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September 12, 2017

Dear Johnny and Donnie & Georgette and family and Tammy and family, I was so sorry to hear of Minnie Mae's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I have so many memories of times I spent with her and Uncle Junior when I was young. She was so supportive to me when my son was having medical problems that were similar to Freddy's. I will miss her but will cherish my memories of her always. My sympathies are with you all. Love, Gary & Susi

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David Crews

Posted on:
September 12, 2017

I have very fond memories of visiting my aunt Minnie Mae when our family made it to Beckley. She was one of the nicest people that I ever met and was always so beautiful. I have nothing but happy memories of the too brief time I got to spend around her, Uncle Jr. and Donnie and Freddy.

Posted by:
Sandra B

Posted on:
September 11, 2017

To the family I was sorry to read of your loss. Death is difficult to endure regardless of the age, however we can find comfort from God's word the Bible. It tells us that soon all those in the memorial tomb will come out by means of a resurrection.(John 5:28, 29) Please lean on the God of all Comfort to help you during this difficult time.