Dorothea (Dot) Juanita Crawford (Bishop), 85, passed away on Nov. 17, 2021, peacefully in her home surrounded with her loved ones and close friends.

Born Feb. 5, 1936, in Chattanooga Tenn. She grew up in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and attended Lakeview High School. In October of 1952, she married John Ray Crawford, Sr.

She spent her adult years in Chattanooga, Tenn., and worked over 44 years at Dixie Yarns of Chattanooga, Tenn., before retiring in 1998. After retiring from Dixie Yarns, she had 20

years of volunteer service with the Friends of the Festival (Riverbend).

Dot actively supported the Elks Lodge #91, was a long time member of the East Ridge

Ramblers Square Dance Club, and assisted in various community activities with her


Dot will be especially remembered as a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a friend to everyone.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Ray Crawford, Sr.

Survivors include her Son, John Crawford Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn., Daughter, Wanda Crawford (John) Hale of Chattanooga, Tenn., Granddaughter, Erika Marie Hale (Travis) Estrella of Lakeridge, Va.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Saturday Jan. 15th, 2022, at: Elks Lodge #91 1067 Graysville Rd. Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Family and Friends will gather 1 to 3 p.m. and Service will be at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome at:

Elks National Foundation, Lodge #91 (

Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga Tn. 4155 Randolph Cir. Chattanooga, TN.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd.