August 8, 1939 ~ July 4, 2004
Anita McCrimmon was born in Taylor, Texas. During high school and college years, music was always a part of Anita's studies including playing the saxophone in the band and orchestra and singing in the glee club and the Mt. Calvary B.C. choir. In college, Anita had the opportunity to study with contaltos Hester Hudson, Ella Lee and others. Anita's favorite past time is listening to Opera, symphony and old time gospel music. Anita was a member for many years at Victory Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Arthur A. Peters. The music ministry at Victory was exciting. It enabled the choir to be exposed to such music as hymns, anthems and traditional gospel, under the directorship of J. Earl Hines, Maurice McGhee, Cecil Dandy, Brother Hatter, Thurston Frazier, Sam Spann, Katheryn Lindsey and Robbie Preston. As an active member of the A. A. Peters Choral, and one of the many soloists, you often looked forward to attending rehersals as well as the regular church services. God has allowed me to share my talent in many concerts and with many groups, such as IMC/Rodena Preston, Musicians In Action and the Gospel Pearls. As I think of Mama Jessie, Rosie Mayberry, The Dulan Sisters, Betty Perkins, Bessie Griffin, Songwriter Margaret Jenkins, Ladies of Song,. so many great things have happened because of the magic in my life. As a child my Aunt Rosie lee Watrous and Mrs. Virgie Dewitty would sing, shout and speak of the goodness of the Lord. Sing brings great joy to my heart, lifts my sprit and sharing in this ministry has been most gratifying. Visitation, Thursday, July 8, 2004 1:00 until 8:00PM at McCormick Inglewood Chapel. Funeral Service, Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:00AM at Greater New Bethany Church in Inglewood with committal in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
In my thoughts and prayers it was an honor to know Miss Anita. She share all her thoughts and knowledge to me the whole time I\’ve know her. I will miss her warm smile and tenderness. Mcdonalds Egg Mcmuffin will have a special Taste and place in my heart forever. Love, from Carlos, Namie and my sons Anthony and Brian Ramirez
My dear friend Anita, I\’ve known and worked with you for the last 11 years, to this day I have never heard you say an unkind word about anyone. You were always there to help and comfort anyone in need. I know that you are in a much deserved place, and if given an option of returning, you would say no way. God Bless you. I am blessed to have known such a beautiful person. I will be here for Jackie and Josh.
Helena,my heartfelt sympathy are with you and your family. Hear her voice in the wind,feel her warmth in the sunshine,and see the twinkle in her eyes from the stars above. She will always be with you. Vern
Dear Helena and family = I was so sorry to hear of yor Aunt Anita\’s passing. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you, your Mom & the rest of the family. Love, Ann
To My Aunt Jackie and Family: I just want to say is that the only word you can think of at a time like this is “Rejoice”. What I mean by rejoice is be glad that she has gone to a better place other then her suffering. We can look at this as a “see you later” thing then saying “Goodbye”. She want us to remember the goodtimes and not the bad. But just thank god for letting her be here long enough to enjoy her life. Hugs and kisses to all of you and remember to “Rejoice” with your mother as she left this earth.
Helena, my friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother,and family. Love, Rosalba
dear mom, i am going to miss you so much. your smile, your touch, and your kind words.. i must understand that god had other plans for you, i know you are with him, a beautiful flower from the garden of prayer has been plucked and soft petal has been released toward the heavens above.
ANUTIE NITA A.K.A. “THE LADY” I HOLD YOU CLOSE AT HEART. I REJOICE & BELIEVE THAT YOUR HEART IS CONTENT. YOU AND NANA ARE TOGETHER AT LAST. WATCH OVER US. I LOVE YOU ANUTIE HELENA
My deepest prayers go forth to the family and friends for their loss. May her Spirit remain close to you and her memories will forever be apart of your lives. Helena, my sympathy goes out to you, keep your smile as vibrant as your Aunt\’s. She is now at peace with the Angel\’s. God Bless
DEAR MOM, AS THE DAYS GO BY I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP, I CRY WHEN I AWAKE AND MANY DAYS I HAVE LOOKED UP TO THE SKY AND ASKED GOD WHY, WHY MY MOTHER LORD, MOMMY I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND IT HURT SO BAD NOT TO HAVE YOU AROUND ANYMORE, MY STOMACH HURTS. JOSH AND I, ARE LOST NOW. I KNOW I HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR HIM BUT WE BOTH ARE HAVING A HARD TIME. REST IN PEACE MOMMY I RELIZED GOD HAD OTHER PLANS FOR YOU BEYOND MY CONTROL, BUT WHY SO SOON. I LOVE YOU MOM LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER JACQUELYN MARIE BURGESS.
DEAR MOM, IT HASN;T GOT EASIER, BUT I ASK GOD TO HELP US EVERYDAY, I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING US AND YOUR SPIRT WILL LIVE FOREVER IN JOSH AND I WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. LOVE JACKIE AND JOSH.