Leurie “Jackie” Roth Cromer, 81, of Columbus, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital. A funeral service will be held at Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, GA on Monday, December 2, 2019 beginning at 11 am. The interment will conclude at Riverdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Jackie was born on March 31, 1938 in Columbus, GA to the late Neal S. and Leurie Hyson Wynn. She was employed with the Martin Army Hospital Post Office where she worked as the Postmaster and at ATF Construction in Columbus, GA where she was an Executive Secretary. Jackie was a proud member of the Bowling Leagues of Columbus, holding the position of secretary and president for many years. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society which she enjoyed immensely. Gardening and bowling were two of her favorite hobbies. Her favorite times, however, were those spent with her family who she loved and cared for very much. This precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.
Other than her parents, Jackie is preceded in death by her first husband, William L. Roth; second husband, David Cromer; daughter, Susan Roth Whittington; son-in-laws, David Whittington and Dean Melcher; brothers, Frank C. Wynn, Freddie Wynn, and Jimmy Wynn; sister, Ann Childers.
Survivors include her daughters: Kathryn Wright (Jeffrey) of Midland, GA; Debra Brooks (Rex) of Opelika, AL; Nancy Melcher of Midland, GA; and Sally Henderson (Chris) of McDonough, GA; sister, Mary Ross King; sister-in-law, Joan Wynn; brother-in-law, Andrew Childers; grandchildren: Sean Wright, Christopher Belcher (Mona), George Melcher, Dana Melcher, Dean Melcher (Paul), Krystle Henderson, Joshua Henderson, Kyle Henderson (Katrina); great-grandchildren: Harley Frady, Molly Frady, Audrey Shayna Belcher, Makinley Owens, Nolan Whatley, Taylor Henderson, Riley Henderson; great-great-grandchildren: Austin Frady, Jacqueline Frady, and Hayes Smith; many nieces and nephews; special friends: Karen Howard of Columbus, GA and Mary Ramsey (Curtis) of Gainesville, FL; Melissa and Mark Whittemore and sons; many close friends and loved ones.
The family would like to extend a very special and heartfelt thanks to the nurses in the MSICU at St. Francis Hospital. We are grateful for the utmost professionalism you displayed and the genuine care and compassion you showed our mother and grandmother.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
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