Name: Rev. D. LaVel Crawford

Date: February 21, 1963 - June 8, 2021

Biography

City of birth: Ocala, FL

Mother: Elsie M. Crawford

Father: Franklin E. Crawford

Spouse: Stephanie H. Crawford

Visitations: 11am-4pm Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Cemetery: Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Ocala, Florida

Services: Avery Chapel AME Church, 1425 N. Kelham Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Services date and time: 11am Monday, June 14, 2021

Affiliate Services: Wake Services 5pm-7pm, Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at Avery Chapel AME Church, 1425 N. Kelham Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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My deepest sympathy.
You are in my prayers.
God bless you and your family richly.
Your needs will be provided.
In your moments of deepest sadness.
May God comfort you today.
God knows your heartache and shares your grief.
The promises God made are all true.
May you feel his loving presence.
Praying for renewed hope.

(2021-06-08 7:09pm) Rev. Bill G. Caldwell II wrote:
Pastor Crawford was indeed a brother beloved. Sometimes it is a struggle to embrace fellow pastors who are transplants because you don't know how long they'll be around. Pastor Crawford endeared himself to the Oklahoma City clergy community immediately and never changed character after he established familiarity and comfortability in the city. This is a hard pill to swallow but we know that our God is sovereign and He will provide comfort to the Crawford family, the Avery Church, the A.M.E Conference, and all others whom he touched.

(2021-06-09 11:25am) Isaiah Newman wrote:
Prayers to the Crawford and Avery Chapel AME Church family. Heaven has gained another angel in the heavenly choir. Weeping may endure for a night, joy will come in the morning. God will and shall wipe every tear away.

(2021-06-09 3:48pm) Sherol Darko wrote:
Pastor Crawford was a man of God. He could preach, teach, and sing with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. He comforted my family during the passing of my mother, even afterwards. He checked on the members of Avery when life situations arose ( good or bad). Pastor Crawford involved himself and Avery church in the community. Adopting neighborhood schools and supporting other churches. He was definitely about the Father’s business. He will surely be missed!

(2021-06-09 4:29pm) Rev. Bill G. Caldwell II wrote:
Pastor Crawford was indeed a brother beloved. Sometimes it is a struggle to embrace fellow pastors who are transplants because you don't know how long they'll be around. Pastor Crawford endeared himself to the Oklahoma City clergy community immediately and never changed character after he established familiarity and comfortability in the city. This is a hard pill to swallow but we know that our God is sovereign and He will provide comfort to the Crawford family, the Avery Church, the A.M.E Conference, and all others whom he touched.

(2021-06-09 5:21pm) Ms. Elsenna Jordan, GAC wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. Recall hearing him speak at Mt. Moriah. Cocoa, Fl. Wonderful deliverer of the message! R.I.P. Rev.

(2021-06-09 7:50pm) Dee Stafford Jefferson wrote:
Pastor Crawford was an amazing Man of God. His Love and Compassion will always be a part of our family. Crawford family: The Lord Bless and keep you. The Lord lift up his countenance on you and give you his peace.

(2021-06-09 10:51pm) Pearlie Wilson wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-06-10 12:53am) Reverend Mona G. Rodgers & Ardie L Rodgers wrote:
In your moments of deepest sadness. May God comfort you today. For God knows your heartache and shares your grief. You are in our prayers.

(2021-06-10 7:38am) Kyle Gregory wrote:
Pastor Crawford's messages of hope and calls to action were words that helped me get through at Bethel in Little Rock and I continued to listen virtually while he led Avery. Thanks, Pastor.

(2021-06-10 8:19am) Yolande Jacobs wrote:
God bless you and your family richly.

(2021-06-10 9:01am) Joan Cox wrote:
I was not fortunate enough to have met Rev. Crawford but I understand that he was a loving, kind, caring, and compassionate person. My heart breaks for Sister Elsie, Sister Traci, his wife and the entire Crawford family. My deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. In Christ, Joan Cox, Secretary, Zion United Methodist Church

(2021-06-10 11:49am) Loretta Love wrote:
May God comfort you today.

(2021-06-10 11:54am) Julie A Jackson wrote:
May God comfort you today.

(2021-06-10 12:42pm) Dominique Block, Sr. wrote:
You are in my prayers.

(2021-06-10 12:54pm) Thurston B. Lamb Sr. wrote:
To Mrs. Crawford & Family, May the blessing of God be with you in this hour and keep the family. My deepest sympathy.

(2021-06-10 3:30pm) Karen Jackson wrote:
Stephanie my deepest condolences to you and your children.

(2021-06-10 4:40pm) Gale Ellis wrote:
You are in my prayers.

(2021-06-10 6:05pm) Eddie Ruth Jackson wrote:
With deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers. God will give you renewed strength.

(2021-06-11 6:15am) Earnestine Aaron wrote:
God bless you and your family richly . Rev. Crawford was a blessing to Mt. Moriah when he was here. Not just to Mt. Moriah but the Cocoa community as a whole.

(2021-06-11 7:51am) Cynthia Jackson-McNeill wrote:
You are all in my prayers. Pastor Crawford meant the world to me and he will forever be missed. I love you all and may God continue to comfort you.

(2021-06-11 9:26am) Natalie Thomas wrote:
May you feel his loving presence.

(2021-06-11 12:22pm) Rose King wrote:
My deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences to the family & church family. Praying that our Heavenly Father would wrap His loving arms around you & bring comfort & peace as only He can.

(2021-06-11 1:09pm) Karen F Banks wrote:
To the Crawford family. The Lord God knows your heartache and he shares your grief. May you feel his loving presence and be assured that EVERY Promise God made are ALL TRUE! God Bless you all. AMEN.

(2021-06-11 2:48pm) Annette Colbert Black wrote:
Our family extends its deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow and need.

(2021-06-11 4:49pm) Darryll & Selina D. Gaymon And Family wrote:
Our deepest sympathy to the First Lady Stephanie Crawford and Family. May God granted you a greater strength of peace and comfort during this time of bereavement🙏 Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal 🙏

(2021-06-11 8:15pm) Harvetta Carter wrote:
with deepest respect love you as my leader

(2021-06-11 8:18pm) Brice Clay wrote:
God bless you and your family richly.

(2021-06-12 5:46am) Horace Charles wrote:
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Pastor Crawford was a great leader, teacher, singer, Pastor. He will be truly missed.

(2021-06-12 6:59am) Charles Penn wrote:
Family - you are in our prayers. We feel your hurt, sorrow, pain, and grief. Always know that God is with you all, and so are we. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. May the Joy of the Lord be your strength in these tough and difficult times.