Edith Sidbury Crowley Batson, 90, of Burgaw entered into the joy of the Almighty on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Edith Batson Hill, in Ruston, LA
Edith was born September 18, 1927 in Westminister, SC, the daughter of the late Rev. Jeremiah Stephen Crowley and Edith Sidbury Crowley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Carr Batson and brothers, Stephen, George Worth, James Buren, and John Wells Crowley.
Edith is survived by her son, Stephen Thomas Batson of Burgaw; daughter, Edith Batson Hill (Joseph W.) of Ruston, LA; grandchildren, Tommy Batson (Sunnie), David Batson, William Batson, Susan Batson Carter (Sam), Katherine Hill, Rachel Hill and Alison Hill; great grandchildren, Katelyn Batson, Jacob Batson and Ryleigh Carter; brother, Robert N. “Bob” Crowley (Linda); sister-in-law, Johnsie Crowley; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was a graduate of Peace Junior College, Queens College and attended UNC-Chapel Hill graduate program in the school of Social Work. For many years Edith was director and teacher at Burgaw Baptist Church and later at the play school at Burgaw Presbyterian Church. Edith served as activity director at Pender Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing unit.
Edith’s joy in life included her family, music and journalism. Edith was a brilliant lady with many talents and skills, who first and foremost, loved and served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Since 1951 Edith was a faithful member of Burgaw Presbyterian Church where she was active in the church music ministry for over 50 years, including directing Handel's Messiah. She has written a weekly newspaper column, “Newsings and Musings” for more than 40 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother; sister and friend. Edith will be remembered for her enduring love and care of her family and friends. Her gentle spirit, generosity, and caring nature touched the lives of all she knew.
The family will receive friends 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Burgaw Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Will Davis conducting the service. Burial will follow in Burgaw Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Burgaw Presbyterian Church, PO Box 565, Burgaw, NC 28425 or to Rocky Point Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 27, Rocky Point, NC 28457.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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So much love and sympathy to all the Hills today. I love you very much,Jane Hill Morrow
Submitted by JANE H MORROW on Mar 8 2018 04:31:47 AM
Ms. Edith was a bright and shining star as our neighbor for years. She always had a smile and encouraging word along with her strong witness for Christ. She will be truly missed for a season, before we all meet again.
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My thoughts and prayers for this family. She was certainly a dear sweet lady that will truly be missed. May God bless this family.
Submitted by Kimberly Ives on Mar 6 2018 10:50:31 AM
MAY GOD'S blessings be with the Batson family during this time of beaverment. She will truly be missed.
Submitted by Bob and Sarah Bonham on Mar 5 2018 07:53:51 PM
Edith was a beautiful lady...inside and out. She was a precious and loving person who was truly a witness for God! What a great kindergarten teacher she was back at Burgaw Baptist. She also made the best witch at Halloween! :) She had many gifts and talents. Heaven is gaining an angel! May God bless all of her sweet family.
Much love, Tonya Bradshaw Brown & family
Submitted by Tonya Bradshaw Brown on Mar 5 2018 11:31:53 AM
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