Obituary and funeral arrangements: Gloria Fitzpatrick Crane, 87, of Monroe

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Gloria Fitzpatrick Crane, age 87, of Monroe, Georgia was called to her forever home in Heaven on March 15, 2017. She is survived by two sons, Robert Terry Shropshire of Monroe and James Barry Shropshire of Stockbridge, one daughter and son in law, Michael and Joy Clayton of Grayson, one granddaughter and her husband, Sean and Hannah Shirah, two grandsons, Zachary Clayton and Jacob Clayton, three great grandchildren, Emma Shirah, Jackson Shirah, Blakelee Shirah, and Olivia Shirah, who is due April 14th, 2017 and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Ray Fitzpatrick, and her brother and sister, Carlton Fitzpatrick and Charlene Slater.

Mrs. Crane was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 16, 1930. She was a graduate of Girls High in Atlanta in 1947. She worked for several years with Southern Bell Telephone Co. Later, she became the first woman in Atlanta to sell Fuller Brush Products door to door and was interviewed by WSB TV. She also made crafts to supplement her income.

The Homegoing Service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at Tom M Wages Funeral Home, 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046; 770-963-2411. The burial will be at East Shadowlawn Cemetary in Lawerenceville across from Tom M Wages.

She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Monroe.

Visitation will be at Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The celebration service will be held at Tom M. Wages in Lawrenceville on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11 AM with burial immediately following at East Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville across from the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewy Body Dementia Research, or the American Cancer Society.

Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

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