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Addie Mae Croom

January 8, 1947 - August 7, 2019

Addie Mae Croom, age 72, Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord with family around her on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Greenville, NC, on Wednesday, January 8, 1947, the daughter of Herbert Harold Clark and Retta Mae Clark.

She was a homemaker in the home for her family.

She was preceded by her husband James Robert Sr; by her sister: Verna Koen; brother: Edward Earl Clark, and by her sister-in-law: Cheryle Croom.

She survived by her sister: Kathy Clark; four sons and their wives: Jimmy and Samantha Croom, Tony and Jennifer Croom, Herbie and Tammy Croom, and John and Trish Sandlin; adopted daughter: Rowena “Bit” Williams; and her brother-in-laws and their wives: Tommy and Alicia Croom, David Croom, and Gene and Cecilia Croom. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tamara and Ryan Watkins, Tyler Croom and Nattally Best, Cameron Croom and Kayla Maplass, Jusena Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Alyssa Croom, Herbie Croom Jr, Matthew Croom, and Kaitlynn Croom; and great-grandchildren: Brandon Watkins, Courtney Watkins, Deziray Watkins, Ayden Croom, Adalynn Croom, Braiden Croom, Aubree Simpson, and Justin Croom.

Pall-bearers for the service are: Tyler Croom, Cameron Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Herbie Croom Jr, John Sandlin, Frank Viti, and Randy Edwards. Honorary Pall-bearers are: Buddy Powell, Lawrence Nobles, Luke Mason, and Matthew Croom.

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation to be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 1:00pm at Gibson Avenue Baptist Church, 2037 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, following with the Graveside at Greenlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Jonathan Rochelle officiating.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation to be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 1:00pm at Gibson Avenue Baptist Church, 2037 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Greenlawn Memorial Park

1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


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