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Obituary for Suwanda Tillery (Crawford)

Suwanda   Tillery (Crawford)
Suwanda "Wandie" Crawford Tillery was born in Muskegon, Michigan on October 19, 1954 to John L. Johnson and Irence Crawford. Suwanda attended Muskegon Public Schools, then later, attended Peggy White Cosmetology School, where she received certification, and soon after she obtained a State of Michigan Cosmetology License. "Wandie" as most close friends and family called her, had passion for doing hair and she continued to attend various classes and workshops to stay current in her craft throughout her life.

Suwanda and children, Bridgett and Kennedy spent many years in California, where she met and married Robert Tillery on August 17, 1985. Soon after, Suwanda and family moved back to Muskegon to be close to family and life-long friends. This was her heart's desire to be back in her home town around the people whom she loved the most.
In later years, Suwanda rededicated her life to God and rejoined Bethesda Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Charles W. Poole. She served faithfully through the Young Women's Youth Ministry and was a staunch bible study participant. She experienced the greatest joy and satisfaction in fellow shipping with the entire Bethesda Church Family.

Suwanda enjoyed the simple things in life. Some of her interest were: planting & gardening, making people 'look good', and making people laugh by bringing humor to everyday life. She has a large social community whom she shared the 'art of story-telling' with and told many jokes some true and some fictitious.
Suwanda leaves to cherish her memory: Husband Robert Tillery, Daughter, Bridgett Crawford; 3 grand sons- Julian, Devin, and Johnathon; 37 nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great nephews.

Suwanda is proceeded in death by:
Mother: Irence Crawford
Father: John L. Johnson
Son: Kennedy D. Crawford
Brothers: Ray (Claudine) & George(Nell) Crawford
Sisters: Renee Hughes & Lilian Ray Smith
Cousins: Tommy L. Martin & Anna Jean Martin

Living Relatives:
Siblings:
Alvertis(Gail) Crawford-Muskegon, Mi
Theodis (Carol) Crawford-Muskegon, Mi
Barbara James- Muskegon, Mi
Mearlin J Griffin- Tampa, Fl
Louise Mitchell- Brooklyn, New York
Pearl Webster- Richmond, California

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(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: gayle@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: gayle@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: gayle@fountainfuneralhome.us
(231) 728-4200 Fountain Funeral Home
1765 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Email: gayle@fountainfuneralhome.us