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Mrs. Zelma Lee Crumbley Holt was born on November 1, 1951, to the parentage of the late Reverend Robert Lee Crumbley Sr. and Lula Maxie Paris Crumbley.
Zel, as she was affectionately called, attended and graduated from Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista Georgia in 1969. At an early age, she joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Georgia. She later moved away to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she attended various churches in that area. Zel tuned in often to the Whole Truth International Ministries Inc and Whole Truth Women Book Study online.
Zel was a woman of faith and was very stern in her message, but everything was purely out of love. Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews knew her to mean what she say and say what she meant. She was a jewel that will never be forgotten.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Lord saw that Zel needed some rest, so he gently whispered come on home. Well done thy good and faithful servant. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings: Leroy, Willie Edward, Mary Ann, Pearlene, Marvin, Helen and Samuel. She leaves many loving and fond memories to her devoted and beloved daughter, Cheryl (Ricky) Ellis, her grandchildren: Ricky Holt (fiancée Kerah) and Rashard Ellis all of Tuscaloosa Alabama; her only great-grandson Kameron Holt (as he called her his sweet thang) Tuscaloosa, Alabama; siblings: Ruby (James) Herron of Westerville, Ohio, Robert (Myrtice) Crumbley of Buena Vista Georgia, Essie (Johnny) Robinson of College Park, Georgia, Minister Maxine Crumbley of Greenville, South Carolina, Pasty (Robert) Ford, Buena Vista, Georgia William Crumbley and Minister Debra (Pastor George) Monts both of Americus, Georgia. Sister-in-law Jennifer Crumbley Newnan, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that loved her unconditionally; including special friends: Joann Glass of Brooklyn, New York, Julie Taylor of Buena Vista, Georgia Patricia Peterson of Cusseta, Georgia; the Ellis family of Uniontown, Alabama and her extended families on Hwy 26 Buena Vista, Georgia