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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Irene Crippen

Irene Mae "Reeney" Crippen

Wednesday, June 14th, 1944 - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Irene Mae Crippen, was born on June 14, 1944 to the late Leon and Larenetta Holden Crippen. She departed this life on December 17, 2019 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia.

Irene was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and graduated from Mary N. Smith High School. She was employed at Don’s Seafood in Chincoteague, Virginia for many years. She loved to cook and was well-known for her chicken and dumplings and amazing turnip greens. Most of all, she was known for her kindness, helping hand, and wise counsel. For Irene, there was nothing better than family, and she showed them her love at all times. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were her heart. Her passion was decorating and redecorating her house and riding to the store with her daughter, Wynette. She lived and loved life to the fullest each day.

Irene was preceded in death by a son, Amos Crippen; three brothers, Richard, Marvin, and Levi Crippen; and two sisters, Gwendolyn Crippen and Carlene Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Faithe Collins (Wayne), Morisceller Crippen (Marshell), and Wynette Morris (Craig, Sr.); grandchildren, Terrell Davis (Christopher), Wayne Collins, Jr., Craig Morris, Jr., Lakea Crippen, Lakenya Crippen, and Leon Crippen; great-grandchildren, Nygeria Marshall, Lavor Johnson, Wayne Collins, III, Breonna Turlington, Kingston Collins, Jaylon Strand, Shawn Crippen, DeJour Crippen, Makayla Walker, and Byshere Brown; three sisters, Loretta Dale, Arlene Copes, and Pastor Larraine White; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Hickman Ln.
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    Pastor Lorraine White
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Hickman Ln.
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Dons Seafood Restaurant

Posted at 12:24pm
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Posted at 06:20pm
I will dearly miss you. You were always there for me no matter what I needed.It could be a hug a prayer a pep talk to get me threw the day at work no matter what it was you always had the answers.Oh also for the Sunday’s when I would have the second shift and miss chicken &Dumplings she would have my bowl of dumplings put away waiting for me .To Miss Irenes family Thankyou for sharing this beautiful lady with us.


Tracey Thulin

Posted at 03:39pm
Ms Irene has always been and will always be one of my favorite people. She always took care of everyone and she has one of the biggest hearts. She is truly an angel and has now gained her wings my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love always Tracey

Yvette Northam

Posted at 12:15pm
Condolences to the Crippen family on the loss of your loved one! I have known Irene all my life. I will always remember the talks we had and the many laughs. Heaven has received a true angel. Rest in Peace!!

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