Marie Rice Crawley, 77, of Kinston passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at her home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosemary W. Rice, father, George H. Rice, and brothers, John Rice and George “Sonny” Rice, Jr.
Marie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed birdwatching, flowers, was an avid reader and wonderful cook. Before becoming a homemaker in her later years, she volunteered at Christ the King School and assisted her husband at their timber office for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Crawley, of 58 years, sons, Malcolm Crawley, John Crawley, and Cecil Crawley, and grandchildren, Rosemary, Josh Allen, Emilee, Taylor, and Cierra. She is also survived by her brother, Grover Rice, of St. Augustine, Florida.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home in Kinston, with visitation following.
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