Mother Alice Faye McCrimon was born on February 9, 1941 in Shelby County, Alabama to the late Mr. Solon & Mrs. Ola Mae Craig McGinnis. She graduated from Shelby County Training School (SCTS) in Columbiana, Alabama.
She entered into eternal rest on July 9, 2012 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Otis McCrimon on August 10, 1958, and to this union six children were born. Mother Alice was a loving wife, homemaker, and devoted mother. A special soul who not only cared for her own children, but was a mother to so many more. She left a lasting impression on all who graced her presence. She was also a great seamstress and known for her delicious âbanana pudding.â
Mother Aliceâs Christian education began at an early age. She was baptized and became a member of Scottâs Grove Baptist Church, Harpersville, Alabama. She later received the gift of the Holy Ghost at First Born Church of the Living God, Calcis, AL, and won many souls to Christ. She was an active member of Evangel Temple Deliverance Center. She also was a faithful member of the choir for many years, and was an original member of The Prayer Wheels of Harpersville. She led an active life in the community. Mother Alice was always going to church, revival services and playing her tambourine. She was a devoted member of The Young at Heart Senior's group. With unyielding service to the Lord, she served when and wherever needed: Evangel Templeâs Motherâs Board, Missionary Department, Radio Broadcast announcer, Church Secretary and Sunday School Teacher. Moreover, she held membership with the Vincent Historical Society and actively participated on the SCTS Reunion Committee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry McGinnis; and niece, Lorretta Perkins.
She is survived by: a loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Otis McCrimon, four daughters; Bonita McCrimon, Vincent, AL., Stephanie (Terrence) Reed, San Antonio, TX., Wanda McCrimon, Chelsea, AL., Adrian McCrimon, Harpersville, AL., two sons; Cedric McCrimon, Paul (Elayne) McCrimon, Vincent, AL., five grandchildren; Ashley McCrimon, Brianna McCrimon, Kaleb Wilson, Vincent, AL., Tyra Reed, Tanner Reed, San Antonio, TX., two sisters; Frances (Theolphus) Perkins, Harpersville, AL., Cathryn (Henry) Smith, Childersburg, AL.; four brothers; Solon McGinnis, Birmingham, AL., Billie (Lois) McGinnis, Madison, AL., Stevie (Robin) McGinnis, Anthony McGinnis, Harpersville, AL., three sisters-in-law; Ruby McCrimon, Chelsea, AL., Sherry McGinnis, Harpersville, AL., Pearl McGinnis, Alabaster, AL., two brothers-in-law; Larry McCrimon, Dexter McCrimon, Vincent, AL.; one uncle, Clarence McGinnis, Chicago, IL.; two aunts; Pauline McGinnis, Harpersville, AL., Willie McGinnis, Indianapolis, IN.; special niece; Shannon Gaston and a host of nieces, greatâ nieces, nephews, greatâ nephews, cousins, church family, and many friends.
A favorite song of Mother Alice - âWonât It Be Grand, Iâm going home to live with Jesus, Wonât It Be Grand.â
Her life and legacy will be celebrated 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Evangel Temple Deliverance Center, with Bishop Lodis McGregor, Officiating. Interment will follow at Baker's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 Noon-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mother McCrimon will lie in repose two hours prior to the services on Saturday.
Professional Services of Love and Care Entrusted To:
Sunset Memorial Chapel, Inc.