Wilda Mae Dennis Crews

April 4, 1936 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Wilda Mae Dennis Crews was born on April 4, 1936, to John Raymond and Laverta Mae Bridges Dennis in Dallas, Texas.  She grew up in the Dallas area with 2 brothers and one sister. She suffered polio as a child and did not allow the trauma of a terrible disease to define who she was.  That resilience and faith continued when she began losing her eyesight several years ago. 

Wilda attended Dallas area schools including Forest High School.  Her family and church were the center of her world and for the last 12 years she enjoyed worship and fellowship at First Baptist Church, Lancaster, Texas. 

Wilda shared her love and testimony of Jesus with anyone and everyone.   She was truly a prayer warrior, and it was not uncommon for her to pray on the spot with longtime friends or people she just met.   

Outside of family and church, Wilda enjoyed listening to music of Hillsong Worship and Joseph Larson; watching the Mavericks, Rangers and Cowboys; and before becoming visually impaired, she enjoyed styling hair.  Wilda found pleasure in having her hair styled every week up until the last days of her earthly life. 

Her husband of 67 years, David Leo Crews passed away in March of this year.  Wilda is survived by two dearly loved sons; Dwayne Crews and his wife Kathy, and Randy Crews and his wife Libby; grandchildren: Derrick Crews, Jason Crews, Larissa Crews Ross, J.D. VanSlyke and Lindi Jacks; as well as 14 great grandchildren.   Brother; Donald Dennis and sister; Nelda Dennis Crews also survive her.  Wilda is now surely seeing her beloved husband David; brother, W. Leo Dennis; mother and father along with other departed family members and friends in heaven.

Wilda lived with an amazing spirit of encouragement and Christlike spirit, inspiring others, even in the face of adversity.  Her warmth and heart comforted many around her. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heights General Donations Fund, see the link to the web site in the donation section below.


Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home of Salado.

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Graveside Service
July 18, 2022

9:30 AM
Salado Cemetery
1109 Baines St.
Salado, TX 76571


The Heights - Ellis County Family Resources
Main St., Ennis TX 76571


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