Mildred “Gail” Crawley, born on December 4, 1949, was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Gail left her earthly home and was received with open arms by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on, Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Gail’s life was filled with adversity, challenges, and many struggles. However, she had a strong will and defied all of the obstacles with amazing grace. Gail had a spunky side and was often called “sassy pants”!

Gail was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She will be missed always and be the shining star that brightens our hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine siblings: Jackson, Ray, Wayne, Doris, Nina, Opealee, Vergie, Loretta, and one infant brother.

Survivors include her three sisters: Reba, Landis and Kathryn, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Hodges and Rev. Don Denton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 1:30-2:00 P.M., at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is assisting the Crawley family.