In Memory

Connie Marie Crawford

Connie Marie Crawford

Born: October 22, 1950

Died:  October 19, 2012

CRAWFORD WINSTON-SALEM Connie Marie Crawford Oct. 22, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2012 Connie Marie Crawford, age 61, died Friday, October 19, 2012 at her home in Winston-Salem. Connie is the daughter of Martha Jane Ragland Crawford and Herman Edgar Crawford, Jr. She was born October 22, 1950. She graduated from East Forsyth High School, where she was a member of the Madrigal singing group that toured Europe under the auspices of music director Maxine Blackwell. She was also an alumnae of Salem College. She married Peter D. Cerni in 1975 and lived on Long Island, New York for 27 years. They had one daughter Courtney Crawford Cerni. Connie was an avid horsewoman with emphasis on dressage. She won many awards in horse riding competitions and taught riding lessons while living in New York. She was of the Christian faith and grew up attending Main Street Methodist Church in Kernersville; she also sang in the choir in the church she attended in Long Island. She is survived by her mother; daughter; and brother (Eddy), former husband; and stepchildren, Danielle, Peter, and John. A graveside service will be held at Main Street Methodist Church on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Jeff Patterson officiating. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street Methodist Church in Kernersville. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Winston-Salem Journal from October 21 to October 22, 2012

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10/22/12 12:25 PM #1    

Gayle Patterson (Cook)

So very sorry to hear about Connie. We have lost so many classmates too young.

10/22/12 12:47 PM #2    

James Samuel Gibbs III

Connie was the first girl that I met when we moved from Walkertown to Kernersville in 1964. She was sweet, beautiful and smart and I always looked forward to seeing and being around her. We had classes together through junior high and high school and sang in the choir and East Madrigals together. She always had a wonderful spark of life, a smile and laugh to lift your heart. We will miss you Connie.

10/27/12 11:33 AM #3    

Susan Flynt (Hough)

I am saddened to learn of the loss of another dear friend.  Connie was a friend before we even started school together in 1st grade, and we remained close throughout the years.  We shared many memorable times, and she always was a true friend that cared about others.  She will be missed.  Thank you Connie, for being there for me so many times in my life,  the happy and the sad.

11/15/12 10:32 AM #4    

Rose Wall (Brown)

I am deeply saddened to see on our website that we have lost Connie; what a treasure to hold in my heart. I will never forget singing a Latin duet with her in one of our many music programs. Although we were both petrified, we did it with spirit and enthusiasm. Connie was always a steadfast friend with such a remarkable positive attitude. I will never forget her warmth and spirit. I had no idea she was recently residing close by---I wish I could have seen her....

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