Curtis Crawford

Obituary of Curtis Leverne Crawford

CURTIS LEVERNE CRAWFORD (4/17/1952 - 5/13/2020) – Curtis L. Crawford, died unexpectedly due to cardiac arrest on May 13, 2020, in Somerville NJ. He was born in Marion, South Carolina, the son of Hayvern Crawford (deceased) and Minnie Bell (Howard) Crawford. Curtis graduated from Terrells Bay High School Class of 1972. Following graduation, he moved to New Jersey. On January 16, 1975, he married the love of his life Sallie Patricia (Ross) Crawford and they settled in Northern New Jersey. They celebrated 45 years of marriage in January 2020. Curtis was employed at Verizon as a Technician for 30 years before he retired in 2010 at the age of 58. Curtis enjoyed world travel, cooking, gardening, home improvement, playing and watching basketball, and yelling at the TV during football season as he rooted for the Giants. A kindhearted, dedicated, and passionate person. In addition to his father Hayvern Crawford; Curtis was predeceased by brothers McCoy Hayvern Crawford, and Wallace Jeffery Crawford. He is survived by his loving wife Sallie (Ross) Crawford; his daughter Malika Lysjuan Crawford and her husband Jerry; his son Maurice Lydell Crawford and his wife Criscia; three grandchildren Tamir M. Lewis, Mauri D. Crawford, and Cai M. Crawford. He is also survived by his six siblings, Rev. Dr. Gladys (James) Pee; Calvin (Angela) Crawford; Christy (David) Cochran; Sharon (Iris) Crawford; Reginald (Melissa) Crawford; Corey Crawford; and sister-in-law Barbara Ross. Curtis also left behind a multitude of nieces, nephews, family, and friends whom he loved dearly. Due to government restrictions associated with the COVID-19, a private viewing will be held; and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. Condolences can be sent via mail to the family’s home address; or by email to
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