Rhudine M. Crawford
Mrs. Rhudine M. Crawford passed October 10, 2020. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in our chapel, Dr. Richard W. Wills, officiating. Private Interment at Marietta National Cemetery. The remain may be viewed at our chapel on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 12 noon until 5 p.m.
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Rhudine Marilyn Daniels Crawford was born December 25, 1933 in West Columbia, South Carolina to the late Wesley Daniels and Ollie Lee Sligh Daniels. The third of five children, she was educated in the public schools in West Columbia. And later completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Benedict College while working as secretary to the Director of the National Defense Student Loan Program at the college.
While working at Ft. Jackson Army Base she met her husband, MSGT. Warren Hutchinson Crawford of Meridian, Mississippi. They moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1963 where he was stationed until his death in 1968. Upon his death she began her career as a public school teacher. She was a beloved educator and public education advocate who served the Atlanta Public School System for more than 30 years. She enjoyed seeing many of her students in the community, and fondly remembered stories from the classroom about each one of them.
The Crawford family joined the Friendship Baptist Church where Rhudine served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the inspirational choir, and a Deaconess. In addition to her commitment to her church, she was a committed civil servant. She served on several local political campaigns, civil service boards, and city government appointments. She was one of the first employees of the Adamsville Recreation Center and Natatorium upon its opening. In 2005, she was honored in a ceremony in City Council Chambers by Councilman C. T Martin for her dedication and service to the community.
Rhudine lived a life was filled with love and laughter. Her favorite hobby was playing cards. While she enjoyed a casual game of bid whist at any time, her real passion was bridge. She was an active member of the Lanier-Darnell and the Pegs Bridge Clubs where spent memorable time with her closest friends. She also enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Rhudine transitioned to the next life on October 10, 2020. She is survived by her children Deborah Crawford Cummings and Warrenetta Crawford Mann; a brother, Wesley Daniels of West Columbia, SC; a sister, Virlean Daniels Johnson of Roosevelt, NY; grandchildren John Brian Cummings, Michael Ryan Cummings and Sofiya Joi Mann; great grandchildren Aaliyah and Tori; many cousins, nieces, nephews and foster daughters whom she loved as her own.
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