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Lena Belle (Haywood) Crews

Born: Mon., Sep. 17, 1923
Died: Sun., May 17, 2020

Public Viewing

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., May 21, 2020
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Private Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 22, 2020
Location: McAuley Memorial Gardens

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MRS. LENA BELLE HAYWOOD CREWS, 96 of GREENSBORO, NC, formerly of MT. GILEAD, NC, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020  at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.

A Private Graveside Service will be held 11:00 am Friday, May 22, 2020 at McAuley Memorial Gardens, 1177 Thomasville Church Road, MT. Gilead, NC. (Due to COVID 19) ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE SERVICE.

A Public Viewing will be held 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel of MT. Gilead, NC.

She was a faithful member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro, NC. While at Trinity, she served as a Deaconess and a member of the Sunday School Class. She traveled a lot with many friends, she and five of them became known as "The Golden Girls".

One of the ways she shared the most was through cooking.  She was a fabulous cook and was very passionate about her cooking.  She was always inviting people to her home to dine on her green beans, fresh creamed corn, cornbread, greens, fried chicken, sweet potato pies, chitterlings and of course, ox tails!  Her generous and kind heart drew many people to her home.  Mrs. Crews enjoyed worshiping and serving the Lord, watching various preachers on television and working crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Haywood and Willia Mae Chambers Haywood Dumas; stepfather, Vander Dumas; four sisters, Merline Lilly, Marie Lilly, Geneva Hinson and  Louise Hinson; a brother, Curtis Dumas.

She is survived by  sisters, Juanita Baldwin of Candor, NC and Sarah Leake of MT. Gilead, NC and a brother, Robert Dumas, Sr. (Katie) of MT. Gilead, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of MT. Gilead, NC is in charge of arrangements.



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   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
My condolences to my family at this time,I I will miss my cuz,I alway stayed with here when I came to Greensboro,I will keep our family in pray

Cynthia P. Williams
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
To the Family: I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lena.. "Bay Bay", as she was affectionately called by many, was a very loving, kind, jovial, thoughtful, and generous person. She was such a joy to talk to and I will never forget the many conversations we shared over the years.
Please accept my deepest condolences and may God provide comfort, strength, and peace to each of you during this most difficult time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Cynthia P. Williams, Kernersville NC

Edna Cheek
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lena's passing we go back a long way. I worked with Lena at Serta Mattress for years . My prayers go out to the family. She and I use to car pool together. She was a sweet lady She lived along life and a good one. Family my prayers goes out to you and Lena love you and RIP. Your co-worker Edna Cheek from Greensboro NC

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