Ella R. Crockett
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On April 3, 2014, at 1:20 a.m., Ella R. Crockett passed away peacefully with her two sons at her side. She was born in Carbon Hill in 1935 to the Rev. Will and Elsie Lane.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, from 1 until 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Carbon Hill.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Carbon Hill Memorial Cemetery.

In 1958, Crockett moved to Redwood City, Calif., with her husband, James H. Crockett, who preceded her in death. Settling on the Peninsula, she joined St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church. Her early years of employment were spent at the Emporiums for nearly 15 years. She later joined Crockett Realty, the family-owned and operated business, followed by some “keep-me-busy,” semi-retirement years at Congdon and Crome.

Known to many as Ruth, her favorite color was blue and like most chocolate cravers, she enjoyed all that was chocolate.

She had a great passion for cooking and enjoyed satisfying her family’s palate with tasty morsels, from deliciously prepared dishes, such as mouthwatering gumbo, potato salad, and a multitude of cakes and pies.

Crockett is survived by her two sons, Michael and Rickey; five grandchildren, Michael Jr., Denaya, Gabriel, William and Marissa; two great-grandchildren, Kaveil and Liyah; daughters-in law, Pamela, Bea and Celina; two brothers, Ervin and Curt; one sister, Sue; one great-aunt, Mildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were also held at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503