Rev. William “W.A.” Crawford, 82, died Monday, February 18, 2013.
The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Rev. Crawford, a native of Wayne County, formerly of Williamston, was a resident of Raleigh. He attended Southwestern Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK and Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC. For 63 years he was a minister in the NC Conference International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He had been a pastor in 10 different churches over his ministry. He was also a licensed general contractor.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice Lewis Crawford; daughters, Judith Crawford Nicholson and husband, Ben, of Raleigh, NC and Jandra Crawford Dillon and husband, Keith, of Thomasville, NC; son, William “Alan” Crawford and wife, Pam, of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Matthew and Jenna Nicholson, Adam Crawford, Mark Crawford and wife, Nina, and Janison and Jonathan Dillon; great-grandson, Marcus Crawford; and sisters, Grace Daniels, of Rocky Mt., Myrtle Watson, of Wilson, and Mary Lois Stroud, of Raleigh.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com