Joyce McCray Crum

November 21, 1946 - March 25, 2018
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Joyce McCray Crum of Tucson Arizona went to be with our Heavenly Father March 25th, 2018.  Joyce was born November 21, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama to Willie Bell and Cecil McCray who preceded her in death.  She had only one sibling her brother Ron McCray.  Joyce was married for 46 years to her husband William B. Crum Jr. (died 2017) and they had 3 daughters, Leslie (spouse John), Elizabeth (spouse Joe) and Patricia (died 2016).  Joyce and Bill had lots of grandkids:  Casey, Alyssa, Manuel, Dale, Michael, Austin, Justin, Gavin, Gisele, Brennan and Cheyenne.

Joyce considered her most important role in life to be that of mother and grandmother.  She sat through countless kids movies, waited in amusement park lines, got dressed up and went trick-or-treating, hosted Santa in her home every year, and made sure each birthday and holiday was celebrated to the fullest, all for the enjoyment and delight of the kids.

Joyce worked as a bookkeeper most of her adult life and up until she became ill still worked part time from her home.  Joyce loved to travel and experience new places with loved ones.  She enjoyed playing bunco with the gang. Joyce was involved for many years with the Tucson Celtic Highland games.   For Joyce family was number one and she loved them fiercely.  Joyce was a giving and loving person who will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

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Born: November 21, 1946
Died: March 25, 2018

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Joan Keith Bonnett posted on 5/23/19

Joyce was a bridesmaid in my wedding. We were students at Jacksonville State University together. I have many good memories of Joyce and thought of her many times after we lost touch. My prayers are with her family--she was a wonderful friend.


Kari Kevwitch Hazel posted on 3/29/19

I remember dancing with you when I was a teen and friends with your daughter Liz. You always made everyone smile. Always filled with love for life and everyone who knew you. Every time I’d visit you, you had stories of your husband- whom you loved dearly, your kids whom where the pride of your life and your grands who kept you smiling and loving life. I will forever miss you Joyce- you made life worth enjoying! My heart is sad I didn’t know until now. I was on my way to see you when my hubby found this link.. ?. I will forever remember your laugh and the Joy you brought everyone. Love you always!!!


Kwesi Hazel posted on 3/26/19

Every time I ran into Joyce or went by the house I was greeted with the same sunshiny warmth and giant hug. She was so accommodating and warm. Her light will be missed


Mary Jo Salter Sanders posted on 4/9/18

In memory of Joyce McCray Crum, Mary Jo Salter Sanders lit a candle


Carolyn Nelson Mahanes posted on 4/4/18

My heartfelt prayers and condolences in the loss of Joyce. We have known each other more than 65 years having been raised in the same little community, Inglenook. Joyce was always such a wonderful person....her smile and laughter so contagious. Always a Christian lady, she is now an angel out of pain and with her parents, husband and daughter. We love you, Joyce. I am proud to have had her as a friend.


Cindy Booker Cooper posted on 4/4/18

I am so sorry for your loss. I have know Joyce since we attended Inglenook Elementary School in Birmingham. She was a beautiful person inside & out.


Cindy Booker Cooper posted on 4/4/18

I will always remember you my dear friend.


Dorothy Tuell posted on 4/4/18

My prayers are with your whole family. I know she will be missed. I loved her dearly and was always so glad when she could come home and visit with our family. I loved her humor, her laughter and sweet spirit. Although I didn't see her often, I knew she was there...God bless you all.


Betty Novak posted on 4/4/18

I was so sorry about Joyce. She was a delightful person. I wish we had lived closer.


Cecilia Brown Allen posted on 4/4/18

Grew up with Joyce and her funny personality!! Loved this girl but once we married I only saw her on Facebook. So sorry for your loss, she was an amazing person! My prayers and thoughts are with you. Cecilia Brown Allen


Gloria Jean Brown Harris posted on 4/4/18

In memory of Joyce McCray Crum, Gloria Jean Brown Harris lit a candle


Martha and Harold Cole posted on 4/4/18

In memory of Joyce McCray Crum, Martha and Harold Cole lit a candle


Martha and Harold Cole posted on 4/4/18

Ronnie and family I am so sorry to hear that Joyce has gone to be with Jesus. She was such a sweet girl growing up with us. My prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow. God is your strength. Love my Inglenook friends!


Gordon (Joe) Warner posted on 3/31/18

In this tough time in your life, may my friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort. Poppy Warner