Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 2014-08-26 10:39
Boncile Crews, 89, of Monroe, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Avalon Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born April 1, 1925 to the union of her parents, Herbert and Lydia Pierce Cooper.
Mrs. Crews was a gifted teacher, spending her career at Enterprise High School. She was a great asset to the more than 40-year pastorate of her husband, the late Rev. Jack Crews, at New Ouachita Baptist Church in Enterprise, as well as other churches earlier in his ministry. She was a great musician until near deafness took away these abilities early in her life. She also expressed talents through wedding planning, floral design, creative cooking, and poetry writing. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with the Revs. Joe Cruse, James King and Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother, Atha Williamson. Survivors include one son, David Crews and his fiancé Susan Crawford of Monterey; one daughter, Dr. Hannah Clark and husband Dr. D. H. Clark of Monroe; three grandchildren, Jennifer Clark Richardson and husband Chad, Nicole Crews James and husband Gary, and Duane Crews and wife Mandy; four great grandchildren, Alex James, William James, Jack Crews, and Caroline Richardson; and special friends, Patty Cruse and Delores Lindsey. Pallbearers were deacons
of the New Ouachita Baptist Church of Enterprise.
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