RISON — Mrs. Evelyn Suggs Crawford was born April 18, 1936 in Rison, daughter of the late Cornelius and Elsie M. Suggs. She was raised by her step-mother, Dora Suggs. Evelyn was a spectacular student and graduated from Wilmot High School in Wilmot. She attended Smith College in Little Rock.

RISON — Mrs. Evelyn Suggs Crawford was born April 18, 1936 in Rison, daughter of the late Cornelius and Elsie M. Suggs. She was raised by her step-mother, Dora Suggs. Evelyn was a spectacular student and graduated from Wilmot High School in Wilmot. She attended Smith College in Little Rock.

She worked in Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher in early childhood education.

She was a licensed Evangelist. She attended Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock where she received her bachelor’s degree in Christian studies in 2005.

Survivors, seven children, Joe (Chana) Crawford, Paul (Lois) Crawford, Felicia (Nathaniel) Coleman, Mark Crawford, Orville (Keisha) Crawford, Michael Crawford, Alicia Crawford, one adopted son, Charles Vickers; nineteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Jefferson; brother, David (Easrnestine) Suggs; three special friends, Virginia Atkinson, Myrtle Metcalf, Verna Harris; nieces, and nephews.

Visitation 5-6 p.m., Friday at Perry Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill cemetery in Rison. Perry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.