CP Crawford
1907 - 2019
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CP Crawford was believed to be the oldest man in the United States when he died at the age of 112 on Saturday at Tri-State Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lansing, Illinois.

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Nov. 27, 2019.
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December 31, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who made history with his longevity. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.
December 23, 2019
My condolences are to the family and friends of Mr. CP Crawford. He lived a long and satisfying life at the age of 112. Still it saddens us so when our loved ones depart in death. May the love and the special memory you shared with your him show how much your life was touched by him.
Evelyn
December 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alishia
December 8, 2019
Valenda Newell
December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019

To The Family of Mr. CP Crawford:

CP lived to be 112 years old. He did have a wonderful life. He will truly be missed by all those people who knew him. Please remember that you all loved CP, but the Lord our God, who is amazing will love him even more. He is in heaven, that's where all the angels live.

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. WITH MY CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, A PROUD 42 YEAR MEMBER, GOING ON 43 YEAR MEMBER OF SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 600 EAST 35TH STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60616. AGAIN, THE REVEREND DR. DAVID B. THORNTON IS THE PASTOR, THE MODERATOR OF THE SESSION, AND THE HEAD OF THE STAFF. HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AS THE PASTOR OF SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

AGAIN, THE REVEREND DONALD B. ("CASH") REGISTER WILL SOON BE OUR PASTOR EMERITUS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019.

I AM ALSO A FORMER MEMBER OF CHURCH MUSICIAN SHIP GUILD, INC. (1988-2008). THE THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR BRINGING THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION FULL OF GREAT CHURCH GOERS INTO MY LIFE. WE DID PROVIDE MUSICIANS AT CHURCHES WHO NEEDED MUSICIANS. AS WELL AS WE DID OTHER VERY INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS. WE EVEN HAD YOUTH CONCERTS. THE LATE DR. MILDRED G. LEWIS, WAS THE FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
AGAIN,I WAS THEIR EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR. COMING UP ON JANUARY, 2020 THIS WILL BE MY THIRTY TWO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR. I AM PROUD THAT I WAS AFFILIATED FOR TWENTY YEARS WITH THE GUILD.

"DO YOU ALL REMEMBER THE SONGS? "THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE ", BY THE REVEREND DONNIE MCCLURKIN, "THIS MEANS A"WAR" BY PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS, AND "I WILL FOLLOW HIM" SUNG IN THE MOVIE "SISTER ACT", AND "AMAZING GRACE", SUNG BY THE LATE SINGER/ACTRESS MS. ARETHA FRANKLIN.
VALINDA JONES
December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019

Dear Family of Mr. CP Crawford:

I again would like to reach out to all of you. Cp will truly be missed. He did live a good life. He had a wonderful life. Praise God. He was in great shape for someone who was 112 years old. Give God The Glory for that.
I am an avid walker, and I try to watch my diet, I am what you call middle-aged. I am 62 years old. If I make it to eighty. I will truly be blessed.

I use to weigh about 170 pounds. I now weigh about 140 pounds. And I think I wear a size 8 or 10 in dresses. That's a good thing. I use to wear a size 12, or 14. I don't smoke, drink, or take drugs.

When I was at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio for a check up, it was like a vacation to me. I did enjoy myself there. My doctor there was Dr. Wilkes. I think that he was about forty years old. I even prayed prayers during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, before the patients ate.
Again, I am a Member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. The Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton is the Pastor, The Moderator of The Session, and The Head of The Staff. He is not only My Pastor, but My Mentor, Friend, Teacher, and Spiritual Advisor, as well as My Confidante. I believe in Him. Like I have Faith in God.
The Reverend Donald B. Register, who will soon be The Pastor Emeritus of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 1, 2019, is another Mentor, and Teacher of mine's. He did get a fax machine into the office, when I worked there in 1983-1990 as The Church Secretary.

I am again A Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director. I was first their Administrative Assistant, but was promoted. I had received two trophies, A plaque, and several certificates from this great organization. All wereTHROWN away because of a bug problem in my house. I don't want to discuss it here.

I even had a photo album. It was very small. That was tossed as well. You all loved CP, but the Lord will truly love him the most of all. He is in a good place. I will keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. WITH MY LOVING THOUGHTS, AND PRAYERS, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO WATCH THE BUD BILLIKEN PARADE ON TELEVISION. I THINK THAT MS. MERRI DEE WHO USE TO WORK AT WGN TV (CHANNEL 9) DID COME TO ONE OF THOSE PARADES. I KNOW THAT MS. ALISON PAYNE USE TO WORK AT WGN TV (CHANNEL 9). MS. THERESA FAMBRO HOOKS, NOW DECEASED, WORKED AT THE CHICAGO DEFENDER NEWSPAPER. SHE WAS ANOTHER FRIEND'S OF MINE'S. I DO RECALL THAT MY CHURCH HOME DID "HONOR" HER AT ONE OF THE "AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CELEBRATIONS",ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE'S WAS THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES MS. STELLA FOSTER.AND MS. BARBARA WRIGHT PROCTOR. WHO USE TO DO COLUMNS FOR THE CHICAGO CRUSADER, I THINK. SHE WAS MARRIED TO THE LATE MR. GEORGE WILLIAMS WHO PLAYED AT THE "HOMEGOING SERVICE OF MS. MARION BARNETT" I THINK. MS. MARION BARNETT, AND THE LATE MS. LUCY REMBERT WERE GREAT PIANISTS, AS WELL AS THE LATE, MS. FELICIA WILLIAMS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO MS.LINNIE FREEMAN. I USE TO LIVE IN CHICAGO, Illinois. p.s. I KNOW THAT MRS. INGRID GRIMES MYLES, WHO IS MARRIED TO ELDER DAVID MYLES, OF SIXTH GRACE WORKS AT WGN TV (CHANNEL 9). SHE IS A GREAT MAKE-UP ARTIST. ESPECIALLY TO THE FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE O'BAMA.
vALINDA JONES
December 4, 2019
Rest in peace, brother.
Ricky Turner
December 4, 2019
R.I.P CP
wmc
December 3, 2019
Rest on Mr. Crawford!
Lesley Hoy
December 3, 2019
Truly amazing to have lived so long, may all of your many cherished memories bring you joy and may God be with you to give you comfort at this time of your tears.
December 3, 2019
May God be with you as you shed your tears over your loss, my deepest condolences to the Crawford family.
December 2, 2019
What a blessing to live to be 112 years old. Our sincere condolences to the Crawford Family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
December 2, 2019
What a blessing to have lived such a life with longevity. May God be with the Crawford family. CP was blessed with special mightiness.
V M
Neighbor
December 2, 2019
RIP Mr. Crawford.

My prayers and condolences for his family.
Cheryl Landin
December 2, 2019
A blessing to be! God bless this family.
Gloria Steagall
December 2, 2019
You have been a great inspiration to all and hope that you was able to pass your wisdom to others. May you rest in peace. May God bless you and your family.
December 2, 2019
Well Done. Mr. Crawford. Rest in Peace.
Rose Thomas
December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

Dear Family of Mr. CP Crawford:

I am A proud Church Member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton is The Pastor, The Moderator of The Session, and The Head of The Staff. He is not only my Pastor, but he is my Friend, Mentor, Teacher, and Spiritual Advisor.

The Reverend Donald B. Register, Former Pastor of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church will soon be the Pastor Emeritus, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. with "A Ceremony, and A Reception", to be held at my church home.

I am also A Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis who was born on September 29, 1928 was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director.

I will keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. WITH MY CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES,ALSO A FORMER MEMBER OF THE CHANCEL CHOIR AT MY CHURCH HOME, SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, A FORMER BIBLE STUDY STUDENT, A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER, AND A FORMER MEMBER OF CHURCH MUSICIAN SHIP GUILD INC. SINGING GROUP KNOWN AS THE C.M.S. SOUNDS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. I NOW LIVE IN CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO LIVE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
VALINDA JONES
December 2, 2019
My condolences go out to the Crawford family on the death of CP. He will be missed.
LeeRoy
December 2, 2019
My condolences to the remaining family of CP Crawford what an amazing thing live so long.
December 2, 2019
My condolences go out to the Crawford family on the death of CP. He will be missed.
LeeRoy
December 1, 2019
May God bless You. What beautiful life and now you are at your heavenly home.
Now may you enjoy your new body as you walk the streets with Jesus.

TONI TALASEK
December 1, 2019
With honor indeed. Carry it with you Mr. Crawford, You Deserve to share it with the Lord. May God bless you and the Crawford Family.
david breal
December 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Crawford family, sorry for your loss, may God be with you as you go through this very difficult time.
November 30, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 30, 2019
Sincere condolences to the Crawford family.May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you remember a life well lived and love by many Psalms 90:10
Jean
November 29, 2019
The days of ours years three scores and ten, What blessing to live longevity that of one hundred and twelve years.
May God bless the soul of Mr.Crawford, for turly were bless here on earth.
To his extend family, love ones associate's and theirfore. What a life celebration, Mr.Crawford earthly departure will be.
Artis
November 29, 2019
Mr. Crawford God blessed you with a long life, may you rest in peace.
J Collins & Family
November 29, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the family. May God give your heart peace and comfort.
November 29, 2019
LifeisgreatrestinpeaceCP BaD jr. San Diego Ca.
November 29, 2019
All my love and prayers to the Crawford family sorry for your loss .
Darren Lee Delso-Opfer
November 29, 2019
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
November 29, 2019
Sending prayers and words of comfort to the family of Mr. Crawford. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
November 29, 2019
To God be the glory for the things he has done!! He has lived a long & impactful life of education, responsibility and giving. God has allowed him to be openly & widely recognized & honored. So many changes within his life span ( a century plus a dozen years). History has recorded but only God knows. This was a heartwarming summary. I wish I would have met this gentleman.
Bernice Bodden
November 29, 2019
Bless your pea picking heart! As my grandma would say! May you rest in peace,, in a better place!
Wendy Baysinger
Friend
November 29, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult time.
November 28, 2019
Rest In Peace Mr Crawford.
I would have loved to meet you and hear about the old days.
Arlene Cooper
November 28, 2019
Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. CP Crawford,

Mr. CP was honored with his high school diploma at 112 years old. Very beautiful gesture and in line with how our Creator feels we should treat the aged among us - with honor!

Our sincerest regrets for losing your dear one, Mr. CP, 112 years young!
Ann Lin
November 28, 2019
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
November 28, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Crawford family. God has put time indefinite into man. His purpose will become a reality when the Kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven.-Matt. 6:9,10.
November 28, 2019
CP greatly honored his Mom by stepping up to take care of the family when she died. How heartwarming and deserving to CP it was to receive honors from Thornton South High since he sacrificed getting a diploma to do so. Our Heavenly Father notices such good deeds and I hope CPs family and friends find great comfort in the hope He provides in His Word.
November 28, 2019
John 6:40
November 28, 2019
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mr Crawford. What a beautiful legacy he has left your family. May your fond memories and the comfort God gives help you to cope.
C S
November 28, 2019
Keeping The Faith !
God Bless
Buckbee
November 28, 2019
Peace.
Glen James Hausfeld
November 28, 2019
May you rest in peace
kevin kennedy
November 28, 2019
God truly touched your life. You lived to see many changes in this country. You were given the favor of God. Rest in Heaven now.
AML
November 28, 2019
It is so beautiful to see that Mr. Crawford lived such a long, good life, just as we were created to do. May God comfort his friends and loved ones during this difficult time.
November 28, 2019
WHAT A GREAT LIFE MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND PROTECT YOU AND MAY YOU ALSO REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
James Tarutis
November 28, 2019
To Family & Friends, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in thought & prayer as you lay your treasured loved one to rest.
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