We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
Charles Andrew Crawford was born December 21, 1957, to Christine Crawford Pears; the eldest of eight children; Denise, Gloria, Russell, Jr. (Cynthia), Bernard, Sr. (Veronica), Reginald, Gerald, Sr., and Lisa.
Charles graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama with Honors in June of 1975. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp on July 9, 1975. After proudly serving many “tours of duty”, he retired on August 31, 1995 in Albany, Georgia, then moved to Friendswood, Texas.
Charles has always had a passion for computers, art, and photography. He dibbled and dabbled in photography as a hobby, however he found his niche in Information Technology (IT), and this is where he would spend the next twenty plus years of his life in cyber space.
Charles was well respected and loved by all who knew him. He was stern yet fair; serious but friendly. Charles loved music and loved to dance, though you would ask yourself, whose beat was he dancing to? Lol
Charles was a volunteer with Cub scouts and served as Committee Chair for four years. During this time, he organized events and service projects in the community.
His family will always remember him as the peace keeper. His friends will remember him as willing to lend a helping hand.
Charles leaves to cherish his memories his wife Amanda, daughter Jasmine, son Charles Andrew, II, three grand- children, Rayanna, Damaris, and Jaxton, brothers, sisters, maternal Uncle Mr. Sanders Crawford, maternal Aunt Ms. Idell Taylor, host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Charles is preceded in death by his mother, Christine Crawford Pears, Grandfather and Grandmother Benjamin and Caroline Crawford, Uncles Isaac, Benjamin Jr., Bobby Lee, and Aunts Mable Bush and Adell Lovejoy.
Because you cared you came to share
Beautiful flowers and words of prayer
Because you cared enough to do
Words of comfort on cards came too
Because you cared, we were not alone
Calls and visits reached our homes.
Because you cared, we’re grateful indeed
You’ve been a friend in time of need.
Because you cared, we’re able to bear
The grief and sorrow – there’s no despair
Because you cared, we’re praying too
For God’s richest blessing for each of you