William Crosby

William Crosby Photo for Newspaper

William Eligha Crosby was born January 30th, 1999 at Grant Hospital in Columbus Ohio to Shannon Dungey and Ronald Eligha Crosby. He was a beautiful child that loved everyone and everyone loved “Billy Bob”. He attended Columbus Public Schools with his senior year at Eastmoor Academy. Billy loved basketball , playing video games and enjoyed his collection of tennis shoes. Billy did share with his Uncle jerry last year he wanted to pursue engineering.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Eligha Crosby

He leaves to cherish his memory loving mother, Shannon Dungey and devoted father, Ronald Eligha Crosby. Grandparents, Lois Dungey and Lamar Pitts of Columbus Ohio, and Mahlon Dungey of Virgina. Maternal grandmother, Lovie M. Crosby of Atlanta GA. Brothers, Cameron Dungey of Columbus Ohio and Kyle Rondez Rotan of Sandusky Ohio. Sisters, Paris Gamble of Columbus Ohio, and Shantel Crosby-Murrell (Aaron) of Dayton Ohio. Eight loving aunts Mahwaun Spinks serving in the US Armed Forces (Korea), Tarinia Alston (Jevon),of Columbus Ohio and Mahonale Waters, Trinity Dungey, Amber Dungey of Virginia, Rose M. Stokes and Kate F. Black (Rev. Jerry Black) of Lithonia GA , and Sheryl Lynn Black of Rockville MD. One Uncle, Reginald Crosby (Jennifer) of Mt. Olive MS. Godfather, Anthony Sanders and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews , relatives and friends.

“Absent from the Body. Present with the Lord!!!”

Visitation 11am and Funeral 12noon Thursday October 5, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST , 5456 East Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH 43232

Condolence Messages

  1. Virginia Hollins

    I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. To the Crosby family, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is truly difficult for parents, especially when their child had their whole life ahead of them. Romans 6:7 says, “For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin.” How is that? Verse 23 of that same chapter says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you find comfort in knowing that God promises, no, He guarantees that William will live again!

  3. Mary Ervin-Grubb

    May peace and Prayers surround you at this time. To the Crosby Family, I wish this for you. There are no words to express after the loss of a child. We as parents never expect to bury our children. I will fill the air with my thoughts and prayers for all of you through the coming days.
    Love is eternal.

  4. Lenore Milner Lee

    My Dearest Shannon,
    Praying God Cover your Family Mentally and Physically
    my deepest Sympathy..

    Lenore Milner Lee

  5. Robert and Jacquelyn Cammon

    Our hearts weep for the loss of one with so much promise in our eyes. But we know that God’s eyes see farther and deeper. He knows that Billy’s legacy will have the same or greater impact than those who live to be 90 or more. In any case he will be sorely missed by all he knew and loved. Our prayers are with you, our family, and please know that we are so sorry for the loss of one so dear. Our 3 sons and grandson, his cousins join him in collecting tennis shoes.

  6. Robert and Jacquelyn Cammon

    To the beloved family of Billy we send our love and prayers in the loss of one so dear. We know that our God is too wise to make a mistake and trust that He will sustain you in this difficult time. There are no words that can adequately address your need but know you are loved. Know that God loves you and understands your pain. He will soothe your hurt in time. We are here for you.

  7. My condolences to Ron and Shannon. My prayers are with you.

  8. To the Crosby/Dungey Family’s sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your son William I was so sorry to hear this no words can express your pain all we can do is pray for you and your family and keep you all lifted and ask God to give you the strength and power to stay strong for one another.

  9. Shirley Day & Suzy Vernon

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

  10. Etha and Charles Brown

    Dear CrosbyFamily,
    We can’t imagine what you must be feeling now, but please call if there is anything we can do to help you get through this. Your family is in our heart and mind. Our condolences on the passing of your son, nephew or loved one.

  11. To my big sis Shannon and family I would like to send my condolences, sorry for you’re loss and i pray the lord cover everyone in this time of grief. LOVE JUANITA SUBER AND FAMILY❤❤

  12. Geraldine Hayes

    To the family of William you have our deepest sympathies for your loss .just remember that God makes no mistakes and many times we do not under
    Stand, I pray that God will give you,ll knowledge , understanding, and strength to continue to trust Him. Death is not the end be encouraged.

  13. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Crosby family, friends and all of those who were touched and affected in a special way by the life and memories of Bro. William Crosby. May the Peace of God, the love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be ever upon you during this season of loss.

    Rev. Andre, Juanita Gilyard and family


    My GOD give you PEACE and STRENGTH LOVE STANLEY and PENNY SIMS We are FAMILY love you JERRY and Kate BLACK and Rose stokes praying

  15. Barbara Carstarphen

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

  16. M. Chris Primrose

    My sincere condolences to young William ‘s family.

  17. JohnArthur Johnson

    May God keep you in peace during the loss of your love one.

  18. Regina Lindsey Favors

    My condolences to Rev. And Mrs. Black and the rest of the family. You are in our prayers.

  19. Rev Terry Masters

    Praying for the family .God has it all in contro. From all of us from Dallas ,Texas and the Damascus MBCl

  20. Sister Dara Spooner

    There nothing you can say losing a child. My God heal your heart through your sorrows. Praying for you and your family.

  21. Felicia Boswell Windom

    May God continue to bless this family as there going through this difficult time my thoughts and prayers are with each and one of you because loosing a love one isn’t easy but be encouraged God bless ⚘⚘

  22. May God provide strength and peace to the entire family!

  23. My prayers and condolences are with you and the entire family.

  24. Tammy Kay Barry

    Shannon & Family; My prayers are with you all and if you need anything at anytime …I’m here. God Bless

  25. Min. Roderick Baldwin & Abrea Baugh

    You all have our condolences!! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!!

  26. Tiffany Wilson and Family

    Sending prayers for strength, understanding, faith and peace during this extremely difficult time. God wrap your arms around the family and keep them guarded.

  27. Kim "Queenie" Jennings

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Son. This is so heartbreaking!! I know there are no words that will comfort you at this time. I am praying for you and your family. Love you Shannon!!

  28. My prayers and condolences to the entire family of William Crosby. May the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit strengthen the entire family in the days ahead.

  29. God has spoken and brought his child home. Billy was a super kid and a fine gentleman very loving and kind, He will truly be missed. Tell Grandma and Grandpa hello for me. You are gone but you’ll never be forgotten. I love you Billy #ourmodelforever

  30. Devoncil Lash

    I’m so sorry for you loss Billy was good kid. I was his friend we played basketball at brentnell rec center almost everyday when I began going to TCS for high school he was one of the funniest dudes I knew and it’s so sad to hear he is gone this seems so unreal. We always kept in touch and when I heard this I couldn’t believe it. LongLiveBilly I Love You Dawg 4L ❤️

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