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Aileen Huskey Crowder

Aileen Huskey Crowder, a resident of Elizabeth House, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019. She was reunited in Heaven with her husband of 55 years, George S. Crowder. Aileen was the last of nine siblings of Charlie and Josie Huskey to leave this Earth.

She worked 50-plus years with Doyne-Burger Funeral Home in Farmville, Virginia, which later became Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home.

Aileen was known by many for her talented sewing skills, infectious laugh and love for her precious cat.

She is survived by her only child, Charlene T. Crowder-Taylor and her husband, Thomas G. Taylor of Mechanicsville. Also surviving are her grandson, Robert Griffet, Sr. and his wife, Veronica; six great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside Celebration of Life service was held, 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1280 Guinea Road, Farmville, Va. Rev. Ronnie Kiehm, Pastor of Farmville Baptist Church, officiated at the service. In honoring Aileen’s wishes of no flowers, contributions may be made to Shady Grove Animal Clinic Good Samaritan Fund, 11399 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059. The practice took care of Aileen’s dear cat, Monkey Face, and her grand dogs and cat. Flowers or plants may be sent to her former residence, Elizabeth House, 3590 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. A special thanks is extended to the exceptional staff at Elizabeth House and Capital Caring Hospice.

Arrangements were by the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home in Richmond. The graveside service was conducted by Bob Burger, longtime friend of the family, with Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, Va.