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New Hope Baptist Church
Sunday January 9th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

New Hope Baptist Church
Sunday January 9th, 2022
3:00pm - 3:30pm

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New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
Sunday January 9th, 2022

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Mary Louise Deitz

Mary Louise Deitz (Crawford), age 93 of Sylva NC, passed away on Thursday January 6, 2022. She was born on January 9, 1928, in Jackson County, to the late Wiley Cornelius and Irene (Shepherd) Crawford.

Mary was a dear wife, daughter, mother, Granma, Mimi, and friend. She loved the Lord and loved being a Pastor’s wife and prayer warrior. She was very fond of all types of fruit and enjoyed gardening, loved daisies, hummingbirds, and cardinals.

She will be dearly missed by her loving children, Ann Allen (Ty), Gail Myers; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Talmadge Hayes Deitz; children, Charles Ray Deitz (Patti), Lois Kay Donley and Gail's husband, Scott Myers.; siblings, Harold Crawford, Archie Crawford, Mabel Crawford, Jean Crawford Painter, Joe Crawford, Hilda Crawford Pasour.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00PM on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at New Hope Baptist Church, 524 Old Settlement Rd, Sylva, NC 28779, with a Funeral Service at 3:00PM. Revs. Ernie Jamison and Mike Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Deitz

Lisa Crisp Jan 13 2022 4:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Deitz

Catherine Sutton Jan 9 2022 3:31 PM

I have so many fond memories of "granma" and will be thinking about your family as you grieve her loss. Although I had not seen her in years, she holds a special place in my heart and always made me feel like part of the family and genuinely showed interest in my life. She was a true matriarch and will be missed. My love to you all.

Rebecca Manring Jan 9 2022 9:23 AM

Thoughts And Prayers for All Your Family

Johnny Buchanan Jan 8 2022 7:56 PM

Me sweet Grandma❤ You touched so many lives and loved everyone with all your heart. Im going to miss seeing you here on this earth but, am Thankful to know I will see you one sweet day! The boys and I Love you so much. Until we meet again Rest Easy in Heaven, Grandma. My ANGEL!

Katina Allen Jan 8 2022 4:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Deitz

Katina Allen Jan 8 2022 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Deitz

Tobie and Karen Painter Jan 8 2022 10:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Deitz

Lisha Holbert Jan 7 2022 10:39 PM

Mrs Deitz was a wonderful Godly woman who taught me alot at Temple Baptist church. I loved her and Pastor Deitz so much… they were wonderful people… Lisha, you Katina, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Angela Jan 7 2022 7:06 PM

Granma left a huge mark on anyone that met her. To know her, was to know God\'s love. She served her Lord and Savior with all of her heart. Because of her love to God, she radiated love to us all. I\'m so very thankful for all the precious and wonderful memories she helped this family create. She was simply a treasure to have and her presence will be missed. However, one day we shall be reunited again. Haply first birthday in Heaven, granma. I love you so very much.

Lisha Hilbert Jan 7 2022 3:31 PM

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