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Margaret Crusoe

February 1, 1945 — November 17, 2023

Margaret Crusoe

Margaret R. Crusoe was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the proud parents, Johnnie C. McLin and Pearlean McLin, on February 1, 1945. She was the youngest of four sisters. After completing her education in the Bessemer Public School system, Margaret moved to New York City. Margaret spent time in Brooklyn, New York before settling and creating a home in the heart of Harlem. She worked in the hospitality industry and then established her career in the healthcare industry where she later retired in 2012. Margaret was a devout baptist, and member of The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York where she was a giver. She took pride in her tithes and offerings. She
frequently donated to organizations and colleges, particularly those who supported African Americans and youth.
Margaret was a staple in her Harlem community beloved and respected by her neighbors. Margaret took pride in making Sunday dinners for her family; she prepared and looked forward to it all week long. The space she provided for her family and friends during Sunday Dinner not only provided food to nourish our bodies and souls, but it
was a gathering space for family to laugh, cry, share memories, and create new ones. Sunday dinners served as a meeting place and safe haven. In addition to making Sunday dinners for her family, she often taught neighbors how to make southern staples such as cornbread and collard greens. Even though Margaret worked full time, she still
made time for those in need, visiting the sick and shut in and calling to check on her loved ones. She enjoyed going on shopping trips to Pennsylvania with her friends from the local community center. Margaret touched many lives. Everyone will miss her. She leaves to mourn her passing: her sons, Prince Crusoe and Irvin (Monika) Crusoe; her four grandchildren, Olinka Crusoe, Kenya Crusoe, Nzingha Crusoe and Prince Crusoe; her two sisters, Mildred Trust and Johnnie Pearl Norris and a host of nieces, nephews, and God family.
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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Second Visitation

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church

72 Alabama Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020




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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church

72 Alabama Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020

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Interment

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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