Mary Ruth Wiggins Crawford
Devoted mother and grandmother
WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. Mary Ruth Wiggins Crawford went home to be with The Lord on Monday April 29 2013. Mom would have been 79 on May 19. She was a blessing and a "breath of spring" to all. Mary was dearly loved. Her strength and kindness to her family and all that knew her will be missed. She was born on May 19, 1934, to the late Joseph Claude and Dollie Slatton Wiggins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. She loved growing flowers and gardening. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and being a grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Crawford, siblings, James Wiggins, Jesse Wiggins, Robert "Bob" Wiggins, Virginia Christine Wiggins and Edna Wiggins.
She is survived by her four children, Susie Trotter, and her husband, David, of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Clarence J. "Jerry" Cathey Jr., of Charlotte, Peggy Woodard of Waynesville and James Daniel Crawford of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Brad Wilson Cuthbertson, Megan McLeon Johnson, Christopher J. Cathey, Charles Jonathon Cathey, Chelsea Joanna Cathey, Cameron J.Cathey, Angela Woodard and Jennifer Woodard; great-grandchildren, Tyler Woodard, Dalton Millsaps, Tanner Millsaps, Brody Hayes, Haley Cathey, Christopher Cathey, Jacob Cathey, Keyli Mae Alexa Cuthbertson and Blakley Abiella Johnson.
Mom, we cherish you so dearly for your lifetime of love and faithfulness to your family. We will continue to love you everlasting within our hearts. Susie, Jerry, Peggy and Jimmy.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home in Waynesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home.