Varah Marie Brown Crawford was born August 17, 1953 in Bristol, VA and departed this life on April 21, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Kate Brown.
In her professional career she served as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Bristol Healthcare Center, where she was well known for her superb work ethic and sincere care of her patients.
Varah was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She carried the love of God in her heart and shared it with all of those that she met. Varah loved being around her family and loved nurturing children and others. She was fondly known to many as “Mama Varah”.
Varah is survived by two children, Nikki Crawford, Charlotte, NC and Linwood Earl Crawford Jr. (Natalie), Middletown, DE; two grandchildren, Josiah and Lauryn Crawford; two brothers, Frank Brown, Colorado Springs, CO and Curtis Brown (Donna), Asheville, NC; five sisters, Maggie Jeter and Mary Sutton, both of Goldsboro, NC, Margaret Brown, Geneva Brown and Vanessa Pender (Donnie) and a sister-in-law Joyce Brown, all of Bristol, VA; and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends.
She is preceded in death by one child, Natasha Crawford; two sisters, Frances and Sarah Brown; one brother John Brown.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:30pm from Lee Street Baptist Church, 1 West Mary Street, Bristol, VA. Pastor Dr. W.A. Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30pm until the hour of service. Burial will be Thursday April 27, 2017 at 10:00am at Eastern Heights Cemetery Bristol TN. The cortege will depart from Lee St. Baptist church at 9:30am.
“To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord”
2 Corinthians 5:8