Mary Crosby

Mary E. Crosby

Jul 26, 1930 - Jul 18, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Ella Carter Crosby. She was brought into this world the first child of Bama Carter and Hilton Carter on July 26, 1930, however her mother passed away during child birth. Mary passed away on July 17, 2020 at Ebeid Flower Hospital, with some of her family by her side. God sent a death angel to usher her into eternal life.

Mary was born into the small community of Tyler, Alabama, located on the outskirt of Selma, Alabama. She attended the public schools of Selma, Alabama.

She was the mother of 14 children, all single births. Mary moved to Toledo in 1962 and was a stay at home mother. When all of her children were in school, she went to work at a nursing home, Cherryhill and Villa North. She cleaned the large homes in the Old West End. Most of the time she walked to work. When some of her clients learned that she had an extra large family, every Christmas, they brought toys and clothes for the entire family. When people came over to her home, they were amazed to find her house was spotless and children were all neatly dressed, and were so well behaved. By the time she was 35, she was the proud mother of 14 children. She and her husband Cleveland raised all of Mary's children, they were like one big happy family, including his own.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hilton Carter; mother, Bama Trone; her loving husband, Cleveland Crosby, who was the love of her life; sons, Steven Leon Hardy, Andrew J. Carter, M. Paul Crosby, Robert J. Carter; granddaughter, Donna Denise Crosby; son-in-law, Leopoldo Dunlap; favorite nephew, J.C. Quarles; sisters, Quenn Quarles and Maddie.

She is survived by: daughters, Sadie (Jeff) Winch, Shirley (Marvin) Grant, Lillian Christine Hardy, Debra (Charles) Scott, Dorothy (Layvor) Rodgers and Mary Ann Crosby; sons, Willie James Carter, Eugene (Niecy) Hardy, Terry (Kynetta) Crosby, and Cleveland Crosby III; sister-in-law, Julia Mae Green; brother-in-law, Frank Crosby; and a host of grandchildren other family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    July 28, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    July 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    July 28, 2020 | 1:00pm
    July 28, 2020 1:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to COVID-19 services are private


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Darlene Williams

Posted at 04:09pm
To the Crosby Family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I have such fond memories of growing up on Post street, they were really some great times.
May God hold you in His loving embrace during this difficult time.

Peace and Love,
Darlene Williams and the Williams Family

Jeff & Sadie

Posted at 04:53pm
Jeff & Sadie
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Shelia Wallace McNeil

Posted at 03:50pm
My deepest condolences to the Crosby family. May the most High be with you.
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Dyenisha Quarles

Posted at 12:58pm
rest easy my sweet auntie i love you and you will be missed

Elaine Smith Posted at 03:27pm

May the Grace of Jesus Christ cover, protect, heal and most of all spread his precious love to each and everyone. When I met, Mrs. Crosby she had a sweet spirit about her. You're in the Lord's arm resting. No more physical pain. Condolences and prayers to Shirley (my sister), family and friends

Ebony jelks

Posted at 09:57am
We love and miss you dearly rest at ease
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