Zeno Crump Jr.

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2007

Zeno Crump Jr. was born May 22, 1951, to Zeano Crump Sr. andThelma Smith Crump in Brookhaven. He confessed Christ at an earlyage and united with Crump Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church.

Zeno attended Eva Harris High School and Jackson StateUniversity. He was a faithful member of Anderson United MethodistChurch.

He was a 27-year veteran of the Jackson, Miss., Fire Department.He loved his job and his fellow firefighters. There was “no otherjob.” He retired in 2002 as district fire chief.

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He was married to Carolyn Smith Crump and was the father of twosons, Lavell W. Crump (David Banner) and Justin E. Crump; and twodaughters, Moya Taylor and Waukesha Taylor.

Zeno was a true family man. He loved his wife and children. Hewas devoted to his mother and sister. He was one of the patriarchsof his extended family. His opinion was often solicited because ofthe wisdom and intellect he possessed. Zeno was true to his word.He was often stern but always fair. He also had a very humorousside. He gave the people he cared about nicknames and he loved totease friends and loved ones. Zeno was extremely organized. He wasa true leader. He donated his time and finances to severalorganizations.

Zeno Crump Jr. leaves to cherish his memory his wife, CarolynCrump; his sons, Lavell W. Crump, of Jackson, and Justin E. Crump,of Brookhaven; his daughters, Moya Taylor and Waukesha Taylor, bothof Memphis, Tenn.; his grandchild, Amaya Taylor, of Memphis; hisparents, Thelma Crump Dixon and J.D. Dixon, of Brookhaven; hissisters, Linda Crump Gayten (Anthony), of Brookhaven, PatriciaWatkins, of Anchorage, Alaska, Beverly Richardson (Thomas), ofMcComb, Alvin C. Dixon, of Clarksdale; and many nieces, nephews,uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Services for Crump are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at AndersonUnited Methodist Church in Jackson with burial in HillcrestCemetery in Brookhaven. Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home on BeasleyRoad in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice.