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Mary Moore Crayton

March 7, 1944 ~ November 26, 2017 (age 73)

Mary Moore-Crayton, 73, went to her heavenly resting place on November 26, 2017 at her home in Pflugerville, Texas. Mary was born to the late Essex Moore Sr. and Clarissa Marie Cuerington-Moore in Austin, Texas on March 7, 1944.

Mary accepted Christ at an early age at Grant Chapel AME Methodist Church. She later reaffirmed her faith and was a member of Church of the Living Water, under the Pastoral Leadership of Pastor Forrest Hill Jr. She attended Old Anderson High School.

She enjoyed her years of work at Austin State School and Brackenridge Hospital. Until she became ill.

Mary loved being together with family, cooking her favorite dishes (greens, potato salad, & enchiladas). Mary enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and watching sports. She was an avid Dallas Mavericks fan. A huge fan of Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Jordan. Mary’s oldest grandson (Kevin) gave her the name Nanny. Because he couldn’t say Granny. When she was in the hospital. Mary was given the nickname Mary Tyler Moore, originating from the popular T.V. sitcom from the Seventies.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Claude Crayton Jr. (Sugarman). She was preceded in death by Essex Moore Sr. (Father), Clarissa Marie Moore (Mother), Barbara Griffins (Sister), Essex David Moore Jr. (Brother), and Bruce Moore (Brother).

Mary leaves a legacy of love through her children and their offspring.

She’s survived by her two daughters, Brigitte Gilbreath (Byron) of Pflugerville, Texas. and Terrie Crayton of Austin, Texas. Also her two sons, Gerald Crayton (Cynthia) of Austin, Texas. Paul Crayton of Round Rock, TX. Her two sisters, Doris Hill and Ella Moore of Pflugerville, Texas. Her brother Robert Moore Sr. of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren; Kevin Crayton, Damien Crayton (Ashley), Bruce Crayton, Sade Crayton, Jamar Crayton, Stephanie Gonzalez, Joshua Gilbreath, Courtney Gilbreath, Brittney Crayton, Cydney Crayton, Paul Crayton II, and Jeremiah Crayton. Mary had eleven Great Grandchildren, and longtime Caregiver Tiara Barfield.

She also leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and extended family.

We cherish the many wonderful memories we had with our mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

We celebrate that she has reached her eternal peace and is in the presence of the Lord.

 Service Information

November 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Funeral Service
December 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Church of the Living Water
2132 N. Mays Street
Round Rock, TX 78664

December 1, 2017

1:00 PM
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
2800 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78731

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