Melva Ellen Thompson Crane

March 20, 1939 ~ June 25, 2021

Melva Ellen Thompson Crane, 82 of LaFayette, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. Formerly of Fort Payne, Alabama, Mrs. Crane resided in North Georgia since 1956 and was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. She loved traveling and attending craft shows to show off her quilts as she was a master quilter. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Thompson; mother, Artie Sparks Jenkins; infant son, Bernard Quentin Crane Jr.; sisters, Annie Thompson Esquivel, Betty Stoy, and Vennie Thomas. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Quentin “Joe” Crane; children, Debbie Crane and Sharon Crane O’Bryant, both of LaFayette; grandchildren, Camille Pryor, Baron O’Bryant, Jason and Sam Graves, great grandchildren, Riley, Joseph, and Ruth Ellen Graves; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel in LaFayette, Georgia. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, Alabama on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (CT)/12:00 p.m. (ET). Online guest book at  Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette, Georgia.

LaFayette Chepel

1779 North Main Street

LaFayette, Georgia 30728

(706) 638-1122


  • Doyle & Carol Waters Posted June 26, 2021 7:37 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Melva was a Sweet Lady. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • Dennis and Kay Beaty Posted June 27, 2021 11:19 AM

    We always enjoyed the times we would spend with Melva and Quintin over the years. Main topic would be discussing all things regarding growing chicken. Wonderful people with good advise and friendship. Melva will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Quintin and the family for peace and comfort.

  • Bernice Smith Howard Posted June 27, 2021 3:36 PM

    So sorry to see of Melva death , know my prayers are with all of you. I especially remember Debbie as she was friend of my daughter Jan. I attended high school in Fort Payne with Quintin.

  • charlotte burnfin Posted June 27, 2021 3:44 PM

    Prayers for the family. May the Lord bless you and keep you during the days ahead.

  • Reid Harrington Posted June 28, 2021 4:13 PM

    My deepest sympathies to Sharon, Debbie and family.

  • Merry Chandler Posted June 29, 2021 1:38 PM

    I’m so so sorry..beautiful precious this family..prayers

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