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Barbara Jean Crawford

Posted By obits On January 10, 2020 @ 2:05 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 17 Comments

Barbara Jean Crawford born in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1953, died at home in 2020.  She is survived by her loving husband, JD Crawford of Colington Harbour, daughter Jennifer Crawford, son-in-law Frank Tuccillo and baby granddaughter Josephine Tuccillo, all of Brooklyn, NY.

Barbara was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener who cultivated wonderful vegetables which she certainly never ate.  She had a soft spot for Caribbean islands and “as seen on TV” kitchen gadgets she gave as gifts at Christmas time. She studied at the French Culinary Institute and made the best sweet potato biscuits ever (there was a vote on this).  She had a lifelong passion for sweets, Diet Coke and the Weather Channel.  She smoked Winstons, cheated at cards and always told it like it was.  But beneath it all was kindness, love, generosity and wisdom for her family and anyone who needed it.

All who knew her thought she was a great gal, and all who knew her will miss her.

An open house to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at 703 South Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills on Friday, January 17 between the hours of 3 and 6 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name to benefit special needs education in Dare Country would be appreciated.  Contributions can be made to the Pauline Wright Endowment for Dare County through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949, or can be made online at www.obcf.org.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Mary Ann Newman on January 10th, 2020 2:27 pm

Sad to Hear of Your Loss,

Condolence from Billy and Penny Pickell on January 10th, 2020 6:25 pm

J.D. and Jennifer you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorry. Barbara will sure be missed. Billy and Penny Pickell

Condolence from Gene Berry on January 10th, 2020 7:05 pm

JD I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and Jennifer.

Condolence from Nancy Myers on January 10th, 2020 9:37 pm

She was one of a kind and I’ll miss her dearly…so many wonderful childhood memories. Love you all.


Condolence from John Myers on January 10th, 2020 10:16 pm

My love and condolences to you all.

Condolence from Jackie Myers on January 10th, 2020 10:36 pm

Barbara and daughter, Jennifer, have been close friends since they were three years old growing up on the Outer Banks.
Barbara and I shared brownie scout activities, coookie sales, camping and much more for our daughters.
Our daughters were in each other’s weddings and shared baby showers as their families grew.

We share the grief with Jennifer and family.

Condolence from Gene Chory on January 11th, 2020 7:33 am

JD and Jennifer,
So shocked and sorry for your loss! Barbara will surely be missed in your family. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Ramona Tharrington on January 11th, 2020 1:48 pm

JD, Jennifer and Family….We were so sorry to hear that Barbara had passed away. We had fond memories of being your neighbors in Colington for over 30 years. Our prayers are with all of you. Gain your strength from God and he will help you thru this. Love, The Tharrington’s.

Condolence from Frank and Anna Tuccillo on January 11th, 2020 1:52 pm

Jennifer and JD, sorry we can’t be there with you at this time of great loss. We regret that we did not have the
opportunity to get to know Barbara better; but , in spite of this, we were fond of her. You are both l in our prayers and hope you find comfort.

Condolence from Marcia Harrison on January 11th, 2020 2:13 pm

So sad to learn of this news. My sincerest condolences to Jennifer and her Dad. I only met Barbara once many years ago but have known Jen for a long time. So happy Barbara got to meet Josephine Maisie.

Condolence from Sabrina Lynn Tomlin on January 12th, 2020 7:48 am

JD and Jennifer,
My Dad, my sister and I, and our mom are so shocked and sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I have fond memories of my childhood growing up with your family and our fun rides on the boat , seafood dinners, and jumping off your dock at your home in Colington. Barbara was a special lady and this obituary fits her perfectly. I pray that you find comfort in your wonderful memories with her to help you through this difficult time and I know she would have spoiled that granddaughter rotten!! Love to you both.

Sabrina Bell Tomlin

Condolence from Anna Hanna on January 12th, 2020 8:59 am

Jennifer and JD and family I am so sorry for your loss . I am gonna miss my dear friend . RIP Barbara

Condolence from Mari on January 13th, 2020 11:22 pm

I don’t want to go to heaven, none of my card playing friends will be there…

‘Twas a good life and grand to know her!
Hope to see you soon, JD

Love & affection,
Mari & Tim & Lucky too

Condolence from Suzy Wescott on January 14th, 2020 10:52 am

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Barbara at First Flight Elementary with the Multi-handicapped children. She had such a Big Heart and was so giving. Fiesty too. She told me a story about the guys going hunting and she ran out to get them groceries. She ended up in one of the ditches full of water, but was packing, so she shot out the window and got free! Comfort to the family, you all were blessed to have one Spunky Lady in your Lives.

Condolence from Mary on January 15th, 2020 6:56 pm

I too worked with Barbara for many years at school. She had a huge heart with a grand sense of humor and we shared lots of laughs. I will remember her as a kind and generous soul.

Condolence from Craig Hennessy on January 17th, 2020 4:34 pm

Jennifer and Frank, I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m so happy that your Mom was able to meet and love Josephine. Although I didn’t know your Mom, I know and love her mini-me, Jennifer. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. ❤️

Condolence from Lana Meadows Bowman on January 22nd, 2020 9:55 pm

JD and Jennifer I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was a good friend. I spent many happy hours at the skating rink. It was the place to be “back in the day.” Prayers for consolation.

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