Mrs. Lydia Ann Foreman Crump, 73 of Bacon County, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.
Born in Upper Darby, PA on July 7, 1947, she had lived in Bacon County most of her life. Mrs. Crump was a 1964 graduate of Bacon County High School and went on to graduate from Georgia Southern College (now Georgia Southern University) with her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She was retired from the Bacon County Board of Education where she had taught Junior High School, Middle School, and High School. Mrs. Crump had a true calling for teaching and throughout her career was fortunate enough to receive the Star Teacher distinction twice as well as the Teacher of the Year award three times. She dearly loved her job and her “children” and was always trying to help them succeed in life.
Mrs. Crump was a member of Douglas Chapel Baptist Church where she was a former choir member, a long-time Sunday school teacher, and was always involved with the arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School. She dearly loved her church and church family. Mrs. Crump enjoyed going different places with her husband and blueberry farming with him. She was an excellent cook, loved nature and the outdoors, had a green thumb, and was an avid animal lover.
She was the daughter of the late John Jacob & Ethel Short Foreman.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Anthony W. Crump of Bacon County; two sisters-in-law, Diane Carter and Vicki (Donald) Carter all of Bristol; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crump will be held Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2021, at 2:30 from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Walkerville Cemetery.
Visitation for Mrs. Crump will be held Saturday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
The family kindly requests that retired teachers that taught with Mrs. Crump serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the funeral home chapel by 2 o’clock on Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Walkerville Baptist Church, 3000 Walkeville Road, Blackshear, GA 31516, Bristol Baptist Church, 3920 Bill Kimmons Road, Bristol, GA 31518, or to Douglas Chapel Baptist Church, 174 Douglas Chapel Road, Nicholls, GA 31554.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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