Fannie Lou Crosby

July 21, 1935 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 84)


Fannie Lou Crosby was born on July 21, 1935 in Rock Hill, South Carolina to the late Nelson Durham and Hattie Watson Durham. She was the 4th child of 6 children in her family. She was a long time member of Union Baptist Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina and was baptized at a very young age. She was a graduate of Emmett High School, in Rock Hill, South Carolina and later was married to the Late Cornelius Crosby. They moved to Elizabeth, NJ many years later where she joined Union Baptist Church in Elizabeth, NJ under the leadership of Reverend Jesse Wendell Mapson, Jr. Fannie departed this life on July 15, 2020.

During her early years, Fannie worked for Gertz Department Store as well as many other places of employment. In her later years Fannie was employed as a Nurse's Aide and retired from Patient Care Inc. in 2002.

She enjoyed spending time with her siblings and family and especially going to Atlantic City with her youngest sister Daisy. She also enjoyed going to see play's at "Sight and Sound" in Lancaster, PA, attending annual Fashion Shows and Gospel Concerts (Women who Worship) with her God-daughter Lora McLeod along with her eldest sister Allene Paden, Daisy Durham and Mother Melvin S. Wynn as well as visiting her eldest brother Nelson (Jack) Durham and his family in Pennsylvania. Fannie loved when her younger brother Alexander would come to visit and spend time with her at her home. When Fannie traveled to Charlotte, NC she enjoyed spending time with her sister Ida Banks and her family as well.

Fannie was predeceased by her loving husband, Cornelius Crosby; Alexander Durham; brother and Allene Paden; sister and several brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews.

Fannie leaves to cherish precious memories, one brother: Nelson "Jack" Durham, two sisters: Ida Mae Banks and Daisy Daniel; one God-Daughter, Lora R. McLeod and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lovingly submitted,
The Family

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