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Myra Ann Crittenden
November 14, 1952 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Myra Ann Crittenden was born on November 14, 1952, in Ozark, Alabama, the youngest daughter of the late Willie (Mann) Crittenden and Myra Ann Knight. She was a woman of immense strength and unwavering spirit, leaving a profound impact on all who had the privilege of knowing her. Myra peacefully passed away on July 9, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.
Myra was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she found solace and faith from an early age. She received her education at Carroll High School and pursued further studies at George C. Wallace Community College. With over 20 years of dedicated service, Myra retired from MWR Services for the Department of the Army at Fort Novosel (Fort Rucker).
Music and travel were two passions that defined Myra's life. She embarked on adventures to Chicago, New York, Missouri, California, Georgia, Virginia, and enjoyed numerous cruises. These experiences broadened her horizons and enriched her appreciation for different cultures. Myra's love for music was contagious, and she was known as the "Queen of the Dance," always captivating the room with her graceful moves and infectious spirit.
Myra's most treasured role was that of a proud mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She adored her family and found immense joy in preparing delicious meals for them. Laughter, music, and good food were the foundations of their gatherings, creating cherished memories that will forever be cherished.
She is survived by: Patricia Crittenden and Alice Crittenden (sisters); Henry Leroy Jenkins III (Rutendo Jenkins - wife) and Anthony Jenkins (Kim Jenkins - wife) (sons); Solomon Jenkins, Bryst’l Ball, Kylie Jenkins, Henry Leroy Jenkins IV, and Faith Jenkins (grandchildren); and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Myra had an unwavering spirit and a resilient nature. She faced life's challenges head-on, demanding excellence and a clean house. Her determination and strong-willed nature ensured that her voice was always heard. Myra's infectious laughter, warm heart, and love for her family will be deeply missed.
As we bid farewell to Myra Ann Crittenden, let us celebrate the incredible woman she was and the legacy she leaves behind. Her spirit, love, and unwavering confidence will forever guide us. May she find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire us to embrace life fully, just as she did.