Gwendolyn B. Raymore

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Gwendolyn B. Raymore, age 60. Sunrise June 19, 1960 and Sunset March 18, 2021. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Gwen attended East High School, graduating class of 1978.

She worked for the State of Ohio, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, where she retired after 30 years of service. As a hardworking woman of God, she gave her life to Christ as a young adult. Gwen was a long-time member of Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.

Gwen gave much of her love and devotion nurturing her daughter. She loved shopping, many knew her to be “stylish” and ready to shop for any occasion. She did everything in her will to make sure she took care of family and friends.

Her battle with memory loss began in 2009. Gwen continued to fight until the Lord called her home and she now lay at rest peacefully under his guidance.

She was preceded in death by her parents Kelly (Susie) Littlejohn Jr.; Richard L. Crosby

Left to cherish her memory; daughter Dominique (Kyle) Beck; brother, Richard L. (Carolyn) Crosby; sisters, Carla J. (Tommy) Crosby-Tucker, Debra K. Dansby; grandson, Keegan A. Raymore; Sylvester Raymore Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Ticket is required. Mask and Social Distancing are required.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ciara Weatherspoon

    Auntie you will be truly missed.You have taught me so much and just know we will be ok.We know you and grandma a keeping a eye on us.Love Cece

  2. Judy Sturkie-Washington

    Prayers and love to Gwen Raymore’s family. Gwen was a beautiful person inside and out. Gwen always greeted me a smile on her face, you was kind, classy and a lot of fun. GOD has her now she will be missed but the memories will be with me.

  3. My Prayers and Condolences to the family of Gwen,May God lift you up on every leaning side
    at this difficult time, God has her safe in his arms,..

  4. Fear not for I am with you be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes I will help you I will uphold you with my righteous right hand Is 41:10

    May the peace of God comfort your hearts and sustain you through these difficult days in Jesus Name…we love you and will continue praying for you…..”Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal” we love you

    Mr & Mrs Patrick & Tamara Holt

  5. My deepest condolences to the family. I grew up with the Crosby family. Gwen was the sweetest person. I remember when her daughter Dominique and grandson was born. Praying for healing,
    comfort, peace, love and strength during this difficult time. May the memory of Gwen be for a blessing.

  6. Loraine Lindsay

    I worked with Gwen. She was always kind. Sending Prayers to Gwen’s family for comfort, peace and strength during this time.

  7. Ernestine Doss

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to Dominique and the entire family. I worked with Gwen for many years at BDD and she was a very kind person. Praying that you all find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Rest In Power Gwen

  8. Sunderland Family

    With deepest sympathy to the Raymore and Crosby Family.

  9. I love you always, my friend! Your journey on this side of Heaven seems to have been so short. Yet, the time you had to live and love was taken in full advantage. Your smile, your style, your obsession with cleanliness and order…only you! 🙂 Keep watch over Dominique, your grandson, and all who need to feel your presence. Until we meet again…

  10. Loraine Lindsay

    I worked with Gwen. She was always kind. Sending Prayers and condolences to her family. May God send Blessings, Comfort and Strength during this time.

  11. Donald J. Washington

    To the Gwendolyn B. Raymore family!
    My wife and I were sadden to hear of the passing of Gwen. She was one of the sweetest person on this earth who was noted for her beautiful smile that would light up a room. The Mount Hermonites will truly miss her quite spirit and bright eyes of love. It goes without saying, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

  12. Sis Donna Shepherd

    To the Family of Sis Gwen Raymore, I was sadden to hear about the passing of Gwen from her sister Carla. She was such a fun, loving person when you were in her presence. I will miss her at the family gatherings and most of all singing with the choir and sitting at the back of the Church with my sister Sandra when I ushered. You have my deepest sympathy. May the Lord comfort you all during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  13. My thoughts and prayers going out to the family she was a sweet heart glad l had the pleasure of working with her during her time at the Grove. You are going to be missed but never forgotten R.I.H my friend!!!

    -Audrey & Reese-

  14. Gwendolyn allen

    My condolences to the family i was one of the caregiver that took care of Gwen @ the grove it was a pleasure she would want to help clean the kitchen sweep the floor she was very helpful I met Gwen daughter Dominiqua and her sister Carla very nice family she will Truly be missed at the grove

  15. Melissa Stevens

    “GOD saw her getting tired and a cure was not to be. So HE wrapped HIS arms around her and whispered Come with me. With tearful eyes you watched her and saw her pass away; although you loved her dearly, you could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. GOD broke your heart to prove to you, HE only takes the best.”

    GOD is your Comforter and HE will not leave you comfortless. “Gwen Still Lives!” Stay Blessed and Remain Encouraged!

    Much Love, Melissa Stevens

  16. Jeanette Smith

    Gwen You Will Truly Be Missed. You Are A Beautiful Lady, Always Smiling And Always Very Kind To Everyone. We’ve Known Each Other For Over 50 Years. Rest In Heaven

  17. Montez Peachey

    To the family of Gwen Raymore. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Gwen had such a sweet spirit and a beautiful smile. May God continue to Bless and strengthen the family

  18. So sorry for the loss of your mother Dominique. We pray God will surround you and your family with comfort and love.
    With sympathy,
    The Calhoun family

  19. Gwen was a dear friend of my sister Lynette and was by her side during her battled with cancer from 2018-2020. I first meet Gwen through her sister Debbie, who was and still is my friend. My prayers and condolences to the entire family. God had his arms wrapped around you.

  20. Tarrsie Collins

    My deepest condolences to Gwen’s family and I pray for God’s comfort and strength. I knew Gwen from high school and years later we became church members, she sing so joyfully in the choir. Gwen was a lovely person, always greeted you with a huge smile. Rest well our Queen

  21. Stacy Hendricks/stacy brown

    I condolences to the family she will be missed God has game a angel prayers and my heart goes out to her family God bless you all

  22. Joanne McMillian

    I was saddened to hear of Gwen passing
    I knew her to be friendly, stylish, classy, and fun. She will be missed by all. Rest in arms of our loving God. God be with us until we meet again.

  23. With our deepest condolences!! Praying for you, and your family!!

    Barby, Raivn & The Dawsey Family

  24. Visiting Columbus will never be the same because Gwen no longer resides there in body, but her spirit remains a Bright Beacon for all that knew her. Memories of meeting at Franklin Jr. High, on to East High School and into adult life will allow me to smile knowing you are at peace and well beyond your journey. Remain the Angel that you were in the flesh and continue to watch over those that loved you my true friend…Gwendolyn B. Crosby.

  25. Emma Pryor Easton

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with Carla and the rest of the family during this difficult time!

  26. Ylonda Hargrow

    Prayers of comfort to the family.
    Gwen was so sweet and kind. I’m absolutely sure she is already missed by many. Gwen thanks for helping me learn how to be a East High Tigerette and as the years marched on, thanks for greeting me with a genuine smile when our paths crossed. Rest on in the Savior’s arms.

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