Elois Edna Crews, age 79 of Macclenny passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Brooksville on October 12, 1942 to the late Mr. Lloyd and Clyde (Stansell) Croft, Sr. She would go on to graduate from Paxon High School. She would move to the Black Bottom area in 1972, where she would raise her family. Elois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, but she always kept everyone in line. She was an avid deer hunter and was known in the woods and elsewhere as “Yellow Bird”. Over the years, she was active in several hunting clubs and management areas. Outside of the woods, Ms. Crews was active in church and was a longtime member of Manntown Congregational Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Lloyd Croft, Jr.; and a son: Richard McCaul.
She leaves behind to cherish years of memories; her beloved husband: William “Bill” Crews of Macclenny; children: Shaun (Tammy) Baldwyn of Macclenny, Shane (Lori) Baldwyn of Glen St. Mary, and Wanda (Russell) Blair of Lake City; grandchildren: Cheyenne Blair, Aubrey Blair, Kayla Blair, Natasha (Joshua) Stanley, Lee (Brittney) McCaul, Hailey (Jesse) Hall, Tyler (Brooke) Baldwyn, Courtney Baldwyn, and Chloe Baldwyn; great-grandchildren: Alexia, Serenity, Kaitlynn, Cooper, Henleigh, Jaycee, Ella, and Declan; siblings: Jess Croft of Jacksonville and Sherolyn (James) Butler of High Springs; as well as extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Manntown Congregational Holiness Church. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Hodges officiating. She will be laid to rest at Long Branch Cemetery following the conclusion of services at the church.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes, Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are honored to assist the family with arrangements. “With Your Family In Mind”. (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
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