Margaret Crowley was born on February 8, 1927, to the union of Archie Ellis and Florence Lee Ellis in Sicily Island, Louisiana. She was the youngest of six children. Her siblings, Laura, Mary, Joe, Lilly Earl, and Benny, all preceded her in death. While attending high school, she was a member of the basketball team.
After graduation, Margaret moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to further her education. It was there that she met and married her husband, Samuel Crowley. Their marriage produced four children - Sharon, Duane, Brandon, and Beverly Crowley. Samuel transitioned in 1966, leaving Margaret to raise her four children as a single mother.
Margaret was a devoted mother. She worked at the Boeing Company as a Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter for 25 years. She loved gardening, traveling, watching all types of sports on TV, and her favorite pastime of all - shopping. She was famous for her barbecue. Margaret loved life and lived independently until a few years ago. She celebrated her 95th birthday on February 8th.
Margaret was a faithful member of New Northside Baptist Church. She was a lively, comical, compassionate child of God, unafraid of expressing her love for Him. Now she is in peace with God, her husband, and her son, Duane. In addition to the aforementioned, Mother Crowley was predeceased by her great- grandson, Treston Crowley.
Margaret leaves to continue her legacy: three children, Sharon, Brandon (Cynthia), and Beverly; grandchildren, Brandon Richardson, Cheri Burkley, David McMillion, Terrence Crowley, Sunni Curry, Tiara Crowley, and Dawanna Crowley; great- grandchildren, Brandon Henderson, Kaila Henderson, Kenslie Richardson, Trinity Crowley, Tyrin West, Tamerra West, Sema’J Crowley, Braeden Crowley, Brayleigh Crowley, Imani Denton, Talay Crowley, Tazhae Crowley, Teriana Crowley, Corey Wiley, Brittany Wiley, and Tervion Watts; five great-great- grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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