Mary Evelyn Dickerson Crowder, age 83, formerly of Durant Mississippi went home to her Heavenly Father Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Mary was a housewife and longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Durant, Mississippi. For many years she served as Sunday school secretary and was an active member of the hostess committee as well as the bereavement committee. She served as secretary for the Castalian Water Association for over 30 years. Her greatest love was for her family. Mary was a beloved wife, grandmother, community volunteer and friend. She was an extremely accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed farming, gardening, cutting grass, fishing, sports, her pets, and cooking. Hummingbird cake was her specialty. She loved raising and supporting her children and grandchildren, going to ballgames, playing cards, and family gatherings.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Joe, her parents Elizabeth Dickerson and Dallas Dickerson, brother Harold Dickerson, sister Betty Pilgrim, daughter Donna Chapman, and granddaughter Shelly Guider. She is survived by her son Mike Crowder and wife Jeanna of Madison Mississippi, daughters Wanda Casey and husband Ricky of Kosciusko Mississippi and Lib Clark and husband Mark of Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is also survived by sisters Rowenna Upchurch, Sandra Hicks, Celia Holley, Peggy Smith, Nell Prevost and half brother Jimmy Dickerson. Other survivors include son-n-law Tom Chapman, grandchildren Kristin Selby, Courtney Pennington and husband Dusty, Scott Casey and wife Lee, Emily Goldman and husband Paul, Jacob Casey and wife Baylee, Jill Linkins and husband Nathan, Jordan Clark and wife Kayce, Josh Crowder and wife Kristen, and Matt Crowder. She also was blessed with great grandchildren, Ella, Brayden, Mason, DC, Kobe, Kaleb, Brady, Rainey, Finn, Nash, Ross Taylor, and Landon.
Pallbearers are Tom Chapman, Scott Casey, Jacob Casey, Josh Crowder, Matt Crowder, and Jordan Clark. Graveside services will be held 12 noon, February 20, 2021 at Sallis cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday February 20, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi.