McClure, Crystal Lynn (Birchwood)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Crystal McClure
Crystal McClure

Crystal Lynn McClure, 33, a lifelong resident of Birchwood, Tennessee, passed away on Friday January 12, 2018 at her home.

Crystal attended Birchwood Baptist Church and graduated from Central High School in 2002. She went on to study Humanities at Chattanooga State before attending both MTSU and Bryan College where she studied Psychology. She went on to attend Cleveland State where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Crystal loved to read and she was a freelance writer for the Cerebral Palsy Family Network & The Mighty. She enjoyed journaling on her bible studies, her cancer journey, her prayers, and her life with Cerebral Palsy. Crystal was known for always welcoming everyone into her life and never meeting a stranger. She loved socializing and live music, but more than anything she loved her family. Crystal will be remembered as a vibrant soul full of life with a heart for others, and will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John W. & Shirley Y. Lawson and Searle A. & Emma McClure.

Crystal leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving parents, Abby G. and Billy E. McClure; sister, Emily A. McClure; and niece, Kaylee I. Parker; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 14, at Companion Funeral Home, at 2419 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311. 

The family will also receive friends on Monday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Birchwood Baptist Church located at 5436 TN Hwy 60, Birchwood, Tn. 37308.

A celebration of life funeral service will follow the visitation on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor David Delmotte officiating.

Crystal will be laid to rest after the service in the McInturff Cemetery in Birchwood.

The family would like to wish a special thanks to the staff at Tennessee Oncology of Cleveland, all of which became a part of our family as they showed kindness and compassion to each of us. Also a special thanks to Hearth Home Hospice and Crystal’s wonderful nurse M.J., as well as all of her dear friends. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Crystal or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the McClure family with these arrangements.

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