Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Hattie Crudup

03/19/1939 - 10/29/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Monday, November 6, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

In the sacred stillness of the morning, a processional of angels ushered Elder Hattie B. Crudup from earth to her home in glory on October 29, 2017. The atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving filled her room and calmed our souls. She conquered death like she faced life, with courage, dignity and grace. Elder Hattie B. Crudup was born in Magnolia, Mississippi on March 19, 1939. At a very early age, her biological mother passed away, but through the blessings of God, she was given a new mother, Ceola Baker, and father, Buford Baker (her aunt and uncle), who loved and raised her as their daughter (she was their only child). She went to Rosehill High School where she became the star of her school’s girls’ basketball team. She met and fell in love with William E. Crudup, Jr., who was serving in the United States Navy at the time, in Long Beach, California. They united in Holy Matrimony on April 15, 1968. Eventually, the military brought them to the Hampton Roads area and after William completed his last tour of duty in Vietnam in 1976, he retired and together, they raised their family in Norfolk, Virginia. Shortly after arriving in Norfolk, Elder Crudup joined Mason Memorial COGIC and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. While there, she had a burning desire to please the Lord and wanted to serve other in need, so she joined the Missionary Society. A few years, later, she was called to join Freedom COGIC where she continued her mission work and eventually was appointed Chairperson of the Missionary Society. A few decades later, the Lord led her to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Norfolk for a new mission and under the leadership and guidance of Bishop C.V. Russell, Jr. She was instrumental in establishing the School of Evangelism, which was truly inspirational, gave hope to the hopeless and lead to the salvation of many souls. She would later obtain her Ministry License under Bishop Russell, earning the title of “Elder”. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Crudup, Jr. (from NC???), her eldest daughter, Melisa Crudup; and parents, Buford and Ceola Baker. She leaves to cherish her memories, her youngest daughter, Charmaine L. Griffin (William, Sr.); two sons, Rene Baker and William E. Crudup, III; several grandchildren, Jessica Crudup, Jasmine Crudup, Christopher Crudup, Tanisha Crudup, Keyshawn Crudup, Nia Griffin and Kela Griffin; a host of relatives that reside in Mississippi and North Carolina; many sons and daughters in the Lord and her dearest friends

Mr. &Mrs. Donnell and Tonya Steward TO THE CRUDUP AND GRIFFIN FAMILY I AM REALLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG AND YOUR HEAD LIFTED HIGH MRS.HATTIE WILL TRULY BE MISSED SHE WAS THAT BRIGHT AND SHINING STAR THAT WILL SHINE IN YOUR HEARTS FOREVER. RIH
Posted: 11/7/2017
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Tracy Mason Kindly accept our condolences from our family to yours. If there is anything that we may do to make this transitioning please let us know. Love you Gale mother in law Tracy sister in law
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Minister Clarence Everette Jr. From my family, to the amazing family of my dear Sister Hattie Crudup, our Sincere Condolences, and Heartfelt Prayers of Comfort. What a mighty Woman of God, who had a very special affect in my life, and my relationship with our God. Rest on my Sister, in the Loving Arms of Christ Jesus the Lord of Glory.
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Nikki Sending heartfelt condolences to the family at this difficult time, Isaiah 25:8
Posted: 11/2/2017
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