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Gayle Stevens Crews / May 18, 2020

Gayle Stevens Crews, 63, of Crystal Hill, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Aug. 11, 1956, daughter of the late Walter William Stevens and the late Edith Tuck Palmer. She was a member of Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church, a licensed practical nurse and retired from Community Pharmacy, where she worked as a pharmacy tech.

Ms. Crews is survived by her daughter, Jenny Crews Chappell and husband Johnny of Crystal Hill; grandchildren, Zack Chappell of Crystal Hill and Lauryn Crews of Crystal Hill, siblings, Becky S. Martin (Kenneth) of Lynchburg, B.J. Palmer Jr. (Sharon) of Perdido, Ala., Lisha Klumpp (George) of Fairhope, Ala., Jenny Lee Duff (Kevin) of Mobile, Ala., niece, Mandi Martin McGann (William); great nieces, Lexi and Audri McGann; special friends, Pat Fisher and Shirley Moorefield; and her faithful dog and companion, Winston.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, B.J. Palmer Jr., grandparents Alex and Irvie Fisher Tuck and siblings, Walter Michael Stevens and Gloria Martin.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Millstone Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, funeral service for will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Special thanks to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice and the staff on East 5 of Halifax Regional Hospital and Jenny’s co-workers.

Memorials may be directed to the Olivia Noblin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 976, Halifax, VA 24558 or Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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