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Elizabeth Johnson Crossan  

Elizabeth Johnson Crossan

July 31, 1943 – May 3, 2015

Elizabeth Johnson Crossan, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Born in Chester County, PA on July 31, 1943, Mrs. Crossan was the daughter of the late Walter Johnson and Ruth Austin Johnson. She devoted her life to caring for her family as a homemaker. Later in life, Mrs. Crossan would accept a position as a medical receptionist for Dr. Charles Hill.

A woman of strong faith, she was a lifelong member of Newark Baptist Church in Elkton and enjoyed participating in bible study groups. Additionally, Mrs. Crossan worked side by side with her husband to counsel teens within their congregation. She was happiest in the company of her loved ones, enjoyed vacationing in the Outer Banks each year, loved flower gardens and looked forward to family gatherings. A devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be dearly missed by all.

Mrs. Crossan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert W. Crossan; children, Cynthia Jarrell (Mike) of Philadelphia, PA, Victoria Willon (Sean Dotson) of Elkton, MD, Brenda Cameron (David) of Newark, DE, Robert Crossan (Cynthia Karnai) of Wilmington, DE and Shelley Beverin (Joseph) of Bear, DE; brother, Jerry Johnson (Kathleen) of Wilmington, DE; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, May 8, 2015, at the Newark Baptist Church, 6011 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD 21921, where family and friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newark Baptist Church at the address listed above.

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  1. Jeanne Ford Jenkins, May 4, 2015

    I am sorry for your loss.

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  2. arthur bachman, May 4, 2015

    We will meet again. Praise the Lord. May God bless and strengthen your family

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  3. Brenda Hamrick, May 4, 2015

    Much and love to her family….Sorry for your loss, but heaven is rejoicing and so is she! “All things are made new.”

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  4. Ellen Sparks, May 4, 2015

    Cindy, we are praying for you and your family! I know you will miss your mother but she will always be in your heart! Treasure your memories, they will keep her close in your heart and mind.

    In Christ’s love,
    Ellen

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  5. Judie Leporati, May 5, 2015

    Praise God for godly mothers. Cindy you were truly blessed to have a Godly mother. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Knowing you will see her again is such a comfort.

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  6. Barbara Willis, May 5, 2015

    I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the single most important person in life. I know that words alone can hardly ease the pain but please know that my thoughts are with you on the loss of your mom. Sending prayers your way.

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  7. Kevin David Karnai, May 5, 2015

    Loving person from the first time I met Betty we were friends .I’m sorry for the loss of such a loved wife, mother, Grand MA and friend

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  8. Wanda Bacon, May 5, 2015

    Betty was a wonderful mentor to so many teenagers that came to Newark Baptist Church. I owe such a great debt of gratitude to this woman! I have so many wonderful memories of her and will always cherish the spiritual impact that she had on my life. She taught me to read my Bible and to pray about everything. She taught me to give to others and to put Christ first in my life. I have always applied the principles that she taught me and have never regretted living my life for Christ. My deepest sympathy goes to the entire family. I am praying for all of you during this time. May God bless and comfort all of you during this time.

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  9. Kathy Alphin formally Renn, May 5, 2015

    To all of her family with regret of her passing. She was a spiritual friend and prayer partner
    every Sunday morning along with her mother Ruth for a long time. I am sorry I didn’t get to
    see her in the recent years as at that time I lived in Milford but now in Middletown. I know
    she is rejoicing with her mother and father in the presence of Jesus. What a future in
    ETERNITY! My prayers are with all of you. Most of all I pray all of you will come to know
    the God, Holy Spirit, and Jesus that she has known and now her faith has become sight.
    Respectfully, Kathy Alphin

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  10. John & Joy Frazer, May 8, 2015

    Bob & Family,

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.
    Our prayers are extended to you and your family at this hard time.
    We remember all the good times together.

    In Christ
    John & Joy

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  11. Sonia Kinder, May 12, 2015

    Crossan Family, I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s death. Prayers to the family

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