Marjorie Wiley Crawford

  • Born: July 21, 1949
  • Died: November 3, 2020
  • Location: Manassas Park, Virginia

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family

Our Margie was a beloved sister, aunt, daughter, cousin, and friend. Born July 21, 1949, Marjorie Diane Wiley Crawford was, from a young age, a vibrant personality who always sought to expand her horizons. At a young age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Rankin, PA. A high-stepping majorette while attending Swissvale High School in Swissvale PA, she moved to Washington DC to attend Howard University after high school.
A job as a clerk at AT&T was the start of a 30-year career with the company, where she worked in the areas of customer service, marketing, program management, and human resource management. Always highly regarded for her leadership style, problem solving skills, and positive results in the business units where she worked, she retired in 1999 with the title of Business Operations Manager. Several years after her retirement, she started a second career in property management with Long and Foster, where she worked for more than a decade.
For her family, friends, and associates, she was a role model to emulate. She was smart, funny, fiercely loyal, opinionated, discriminating, discerning, and principled. In fact, her brother-in-law called her "the best sister-in-law on the planet." Our beloved sister also was a trusted ear, a wise soul, and a comfort in the storms of life. She was the perfect person to consult when faced with a problem or needing someone to confide in, because her response would always be based on your best interest.
Never, however, mistake her kindness for weakness. Yes, her arsenal included a warm smile, but it also included a withering look and a biting wit that could cut anyone down to size. In other words, she did not suffer fools gladly. For example, heaven help you if you were on the receiving end of a sentence starting with "help me understand...."
Margie was known for her consummate style and love of travel (particularly to places known for sunshine and warmth). In addition, she was a world class shopper, lover of cats, diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and maker of a mean sweet potato pie.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents Georgia Daniels Purifoy and Edgar Lee Wiley. She passed away on November 3, 2020, leaving behind to cherish her memory: siblings Patricia Purifoy, Leslie Wiley (Larry Irving), and Edgar Lee Wiley, Jr.; beloved bonus mom Faythe Wiley Matthews; nephew Kenneth Glover and niece Jennifer Anderson; and a host of cousins and dear friends.

Condolence & Memory Journal

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Lisa Carter - Friend   November 30, 2020

Sending Love, sympathy and warm hugs. Wishing we could be together to share memories.

Posted by Keith Jackson - Family   November 28, 2020

My dearest friend, neighbor, and classmate, your smile brightened each day and will continue to lighten the way as I navigate life's journey.
Your physical presence will be missed, but the memories of your warmth, kindness, grace, and gratitude, will help to fill and heal heavy hearts.

Posted by Patricia Joseph Thomas - Los Angeles, CA - Classmate   November 25, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family...

Posted by Abdur-Rahman Shareef - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   November 23, 2020

Dear Leslie, Larry, Lee, Sis. Faye & Wiley Family, I'm sadden to hear of the passing of your sister/daughter, Margie. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for your family. May God's peace and blessings comfort you during this time of bereavement.

Posted by Jacquelin Portis-Joyner - Landover, MD - Friend   November 22, 2020

Family Album

Community Photos

A trip to Baltimore with Jennifer, Me, Marge, Leslie and Pat