October 10, 1934 - October 20, 2015
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crabtree Erby was born in Grant Alabama and lived there her whole life. Mrs. Erby was born Oct. 10th, 1934. She was the middle child of 13 children born to John Henry and Myrtle Prince Crabtree. Mrs. Erby had 5 children, 8 Grandchildren, 18 Great grandchildren. She is survived by 2 brothers, Lloyd (Janet) and Dewitt (Porsha) Crabtree, three daughters, Ida Lou Anthony (Todd), Princess Vernise Martin (AlabamSam), Elizabeth Earline Starnes (Lawrence), one daughter in law, Merilyn Erby. She is proceeded in death by her parents, 11 siblings, daughter Juanedia Brantley and one son, Dwight Erby. Mrs. Erby was a homemaker until her children were school age, and then became employed by Barfield Health Care in Claysville for 23 years until she retired in 2001. She was a homemaker with great quilting skills. After her retirement she cared for her elderly mother until her death and then sat with and cared for many elderly friends until their death. She spent her spare time making quilts for all her kids and grandkids and friends. She planted a garden each year, preserving the vegetables she grew by canning and freezing. She was a GOD fearing Christian woman who attended New Home Church of God on Columbus City Road. She always put GOD first in her life and was a firm believer in the Power of Prayer. She believed in visiting friends, neighbors and the sick just to pray with them. She loved singing and praising the LORD in gospel harmony. She loved family gatherings with all her kids and grandkids and she had a large part in raising a few of her grandkids. Mrs. Erby has gone to heaven to be with her husband, parents and children. It was her wish for all of those she loved in life to accept GOD as their Savior and rejoice with her among the angels in Heaven.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crabtree Erby was born in Grant Alabama and lived there her whole life. Mrs. Erby was born Oct. 10th, 1934. She was the middle child of 13 children born to John Henry and Myrtle Prince Crabtree. Mrs. Erby had 5 children,... View Obituary & Service Information
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