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Georgia Crowder

October 7, 1918 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 105) 105 Years Old

Georgia Crowder Obituary

Georgia Crowder

October 7, 1918 ~ January 25, 2024

105 Years Old

How can we say thanks for the life of a true African American Queen who gave and chose service over self to enhance the communities of Fayette and Hardeman counties? How can we express our gratitude for the many years You gave to her when You promised only 3 score and 10 years (70)? Yet, You granted her 5 score and 5 years for a total of 105 years. Just let us say to God be the glory for the things He has done for and through Georgia Lee Bass Crowder.

She was born to the late George and Roberta Bass, of Whiteville, Tennessee, in Fayette County, Tennessee on October 07, 1918.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday February 10, 2024 at 12:00 noon at Elcanaan MB Church-Whiteville with Reverend Mary Edwards in charge.  Burial was in the Union Hill Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

She was the second child of twelve children born to this union. Queen Georgia was initially a quiet child, but a child with initiative and inquisitiveness.

She graduated from Allen-White High School in Whiteville, Tennessee. As her siblings did, she was one of five sisters to matriculate and graduate from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee; Queen Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and earned hours towards a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Memphis. To God be the glory for the life Queen Georgia lived. Once armed with her education and teaching license, Queen Georgia served as a diligent teacher and principal in the Fayette County School District at Clover Garden School, and later, she served in the Hardeman County School District at Allen-White Elementary School. Lastly, she spent her final years before retirement as a dedicated teacher at the Whiteville Elementary School in Hardeman County. All that she had hoped to be, she gave God the glory.

Queen Georgia has been an active and productive member of Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church for many years where she served in numerous capacities including being president of the Missionary Society and the Stewardess Board. In addition, she served Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church as the church Secretary, the church Announcer, a Sunday School teacher, member of the Steward Board, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Treasurer, Choir Member, and sponsor of many enriching programs for the church. Just let me serve, Lord, pleasing to Thee was evident when Queen Georgia became the inspiration to securing furniture for the church’s fellowship hall. Through this service, her capacity for leadership was appreciated and recognized by electing her to become a delegate to many Christian Methodist Episcopal Church District and Annual Conferences. Queen Georgia used her life being pleasing to God. Even with the life of being Queen, she made time for a family and created a happy home.

She married the love of her life, the late Mr. Henry Crowder and became the mother of the late Miss Shirley Jean Crowder, both, who have preceded her in death.

Queen Georgia’s life was a blessed one. With His blood He saved her. With His power He raised her on January 25, 2024 at Methodist-South Hospital as she slipped away into the arms of a band of heavenly angels who were dispatched to escort her to her heavenly home to share the glory of God and everlasting life. Queen Georgia leaves many to mourn her transitioning.

She leaves one dear sister, Mrs. Glorious Bass Holmes, step-son Mr. Charles Johnson, and sister-in-law Mrs. Jeraldine Bass {Thomas}. Also, she leaves numerous nieces and nephews who mourn her passing. When she crosses into heaven through the pearly gates, she will be greeted by her deceased sisters Mrs. Annie Dora Bass Bowers Holmes, Mrs. Marie Bass Robertson, Mrs. Essie Bass Haynes, Mrs. Roberta Bass Wilkes, Mrs. Urillia Bass Minter, and Mrs. Forestine Bass Hussey McClarty; her deceased brothers, Mr. Hurley Bass, Mr. Cavet Bass, and Sergeant Thomas Bass, who will greet her and guide her around the golden streets. Last, but not least, deceased Baby Robert Bass will blow sweet angel kisses to welcome her as Mr. Henry Crowder and Miss Shirley Jean Crowder place a glistening white robe around her shoulders. And now as Queen Georgia ends her reign on earth, relinquishes her crown, and places a halo on her head she would want to give God the glory for being chosen as an Eastern Star whose members portray the noble principles of heroic conduct and moral values. These noble principles were part of her life and Legacy Cont. were portrayed in all she encountered. As we watch a close to a such a brilliantly glowing life, Queen Georgia gave service over self and for this sacrifice, we are truly grateful and to God be the Glory for the life she has lived. Yet, the legacy will live on.

The legacy of a Queen is composed of the numerous lives she impacted and the rich memories she has left behind. To God be the glory for what He has done.

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February 9, 2024

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Elcanaan Baptist Church
226 Jackson Street
Whiteville, TN 38075


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