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A funeral for Kathryn “Kitty” Stokes Crawley, 89, of Newport News, was held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Newport News. She died Sept. 9, 2021.

She was born April 7, 1932, in Gloucester to the late Charles and Rose Lancaster Stokes. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Virginia State University and was a fifth-grade teacher at Newsome Park Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman G. Crawley; her brother, Elwood F. Stokes; four other brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include her daughter, Cassandra Crawley “Connie” Mayo; sisters, Beverly Ward and Janice Ward Smith; brothers, Michael Ward and Tony Ward.

Services took place at O.H. Smith Funeral Home, 3009 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News.