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Obituary for Gloria Kay Crumpler

Gloria Kay Ward Crumpler, 72, entered eternal peace on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Johnston Medical Center.

Kay was born June 16, 1945 in Johnston County to the late Leland Clyde and Bessie Mae Newsome Ward. Ms. Kay, as she was known by so many, had an endless love for children. She enjoyed her 22 years with Johnston County Schools as teacher assistant, reading tutor, and school bus driver for students with special needs. She loved to share stories of her students and the joy they brought to her life. She touched the lives of many students in the Selma area schools by ensuring they always had the school supplies they needed and the Christmas presents they wanted; often paying with her own money. Mr. Kay was a dedicated scout leader for both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Kenly area. Friends and family will remember Kay Crumpler for her humor, kindness, and fortitude.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted son Garry Crumpler in 2010, brothers Jackie Ward, Johnny Ward, Bruce Ward, Tommy Ward, Jimmy Ward, Clyde Ward Jr. and sister Edith Todd.

She leaves her lasting memories to be cherished by her loving husband of 52 years, Jerry Crumpler Jr., son Jerry (Joe) Crumpler III of Kenly; daughters Holly Crumpler Gunter and husband Steve of Prattville, AL., Heidi Crumpler Stone and husband Phillip of Kenly, JoAnn Langley and husband Donnie of Elm City; grandchildren, Conner Wayne Crumpler, Heathre Kay Gunter Vencill and her husband Adam Cencill, PFC Jared H. Gunter, Hope Stone, Owen Stone, Eric Griffin, Justin Sexton, and Joshua Sexton; special nephew Odis (Tres) Barnes and wife Heather; brothers Robert Lee Stafford and wife Ruth of Smithfield, Danny Ward of Ohio, Eddie Ward of Myrtle Beach, SC, Stevie Ward of Goldsboro; sisters, Rosalie Long of Surfside Beach SC, Doris Barnes and husband Ellsworth of Kenly, and Sue Barbrey of Archdale and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kenly Funeral Service. A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service. Entombment will follow at the Kenly Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kenlyfs.com


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Visitation

Thursday

31

Aug

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542

Service

Friday

1

Sep

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542

Graveside

Friday

1

Sep

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kenly Cemetery


Kenly, NC 27542

Cemetery Details

Location

Kenly Cemetery


Kenly, NC 27542

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