Mother Lucretia H. McCruter



Lucretia H. McCruter, age 92, was born March 2, 1923 in Demopolis, AL and went Home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2015 at her residence in Mansfield, OH surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. McCruter was formerly the Director of Education at Community Action Head Start and a Volunteer for Richland County Children Services.  She was a member of Greater St. John, Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ where she served as The Senior Church Mother, President of the Hospitality Committee, Director of The Sunshine Band, member of Prayer and Bible Band, Sewing Circle and Church Advisory Board.  Mother McCruter was preceded in death by her parents Ella and Roland Williams Sr., husband Robert McCruter Sr., brothers Henry Williams, James Williams, Roland Williams Jr., Fred Williams, Tom Williams and Calvin Williams, and sisters Lucy Hood and Ella Bell McCruter.  Left to cherish her memory, sons  Robert ( Sandra) McCruter and Garlan (Pat) McCruter, daughters Lucretia “Nnenna” McCruter Jordan, Vera Joetta (Elder Gerald) McCruter-Polk and Shirley Ann (The Late Bishop Walter E. Sr.) Jordan, sisters Ann Lois Russell, Becky (Leon) Russell, Louise Fluker, and Clara Cochran, grandchildren Craig, David, Warren “Eugene”, Montez, Garlan II “PG”, Teana, Juilette, Chanita, Ralph Jr., Michael, Felix “Nico” Jordan II, Rondrea McCruter and Arlillian, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  The family will receive friends each day until the service at the home of her daughter and son in law Vera Joetta McCruter-Polk and Elder Gerald Polk.    Mother McCruter will Lie in State at 9:00am, The Family will receive friends at 10:00am until start of Home Going Service at 11:00am Saturday March 14, 2015 at Greater St. John, Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ 190 Chester Ave.  Pastor Walter Jordan II, Eulogist.  Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. She was a wonderful lady, a strong mentor and a true woman of God. She touched and changed so many lives and I know that she sits at her Masters feet where she will continue to watch over her family. It was truly my honor to call her “Mama”….she was my friend.

  2. Garlan & Patricia McCruter & family

    We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and
    May God continue to bless and keep you.

    Yours in Christ
    Thomas E. and Patricia A. Cheeks

  3. Felicia (Hawkins) Saunders

    Prayers going out to the family. What a beautiful soul to have on this earth, God has her now as our Angel in Heaven. Be Blessed!!!

  4. Debbie Jefferson

    R.I.P. & R.I.H what a beautiful angel. May god bless your family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Mother McCruter’s family. May your wonderful memories of your beloved mother help you through this most difficult time.


  6. Gary & Jan Smith

    Dearest Joetta & Gerald – With sorrowful hearts, we read of your mother’s passing away. Please know you have our deepest sympathy over your loss. Although we never personally met your mother, it is obvious as to where you acquired your own grace, love, compassion and beauty. Your loss is most definitely Heaven’s and God’s gain. Hope to have a chance to talk with you all later. God bless and comfort you both, along with your entire family, Joetta. Sincerely – Gary & Jan Smith

  7. Deepest Sympathy to the entire McCruter family on the loss of your dear, loving mother. May you find peace and comfort in the precious memories forever buried in your hearts.

  8. Deborrha Armstrong

    Dear Joetta and Family, please know that you are in my prayers. Your precious mother was a light and inspiration. I would love seeing her at our various agency events. She was always so gracious and loving. She will be missed, but the hope and joy is knowing that her spirit and legacy will live on.
    I pray God’s comfort and peace for you all.


  9. To Joetta and Family,
    So very saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. I have thought of your family each and every day since we met at the hospital. Please know if there’s anything I can do or our staff don’t hesitate to let me know. You, your husband and your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers! Sarah/SouthernCare

  10. Judy (Graham) Boone

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother. I worked with Mrs. McCruter for over 20 yrs. at Head Start. She was a gracious lady who inspired all who came in contact with her. I especially admired her common sense approach to the many problems she had to deal with during her years as Education Director. She will be missed by all who came in contact with her. My deepest sympathy to all family members. Our loss here on earth is heaven’s gain. May God give you comfort with all the wonderful memories you have of her.
    Sincerely, Judy

  11. To the entire McCruter Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of such an amazing Mother of Zion.
    Mother McCruter was the epitome of holiness, grace and gentleness.
    I pray the Lord will bring strength and comfort to you all.
    She will be greatly missed.
    Grace & Peace

  12. Joetta & Family,

    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family during the loss of your Mother. I pray God’s strength for each of you. God bless you my friend.

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