Addie Mae Croom

January 8, 1947 - August 7, 2019
Addie Mae Croom

Addie Mae Croom, age 72, Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord with family around her on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Greenville, NC, on Wednesday, January 8, 1947, the daughter of Herbert Harold Clark and Retta Mae Clark.

She was a homemaker in the home for her family.

She was preceded by her husband James Robert Sr; by her sister: Verna Koen; brother: Edward Earl Clark, and by her sister-in-law: Cheryle Croom.

She survived by her sister: Kathy Clark; four sons and their wives: Jimmy and Samantha Croom, Tony and Jennifer Croom, Herbie and Tammy Croom, and John and Trish Sandlin; adopted daughter: Rowena “Bit” Williams; and her brother-in-laws and their wives: Tommy and Alicia Croom, David Croom, and Gene and Cecilia Croom. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tamara and Ryan Watkins, Tyler Croom and Nattally Best, Cameron Croom and Kayla Maplass, Jusena Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Alyssa Croom, Herbie Croom Jr, Matthew Croom, and Kaitlynn Croom; and great-grandchildren: Brandon Watkins, Courtney Watkins, Deziray Watkins, Ayden Croom, Adalynn Croom, Braiden Croom, Aubree Simpson, and Justin Croom.

Pall-bearers for the service are: Tyler Croom, Cameron Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Herbie Croom Jr, John Sandlin, Frank Viti, and Randy Edwards. Honorary Pall-bearers are: Buddy Powell, Lawrence Nobles, Luke Mason, and Matthew Croom.

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation to be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 1:00pm at Gibson Avenue Baptist Church, 2037 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, following with the Graveside at Greenlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Jonathan Rochelle officiating.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Friday, August 9, 2019
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Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • August 09, 2019
    Alyssa Croom says:
    Grandma, you were such an amazing, such an incredible woman! You were everyone's mom regardless of relationship, you were an inspiration to soooo many people. You brought so much love and so much kindness no matter how you felt about a person or how you were feeling that day. You fought and beat Breast cancer, you fought so hard with all that you have went and been through. We all have some pretty BUG shoes to fill, but we promise to take care of one another like you and Grandpa would want. You aren't in pain anymore, you aren't suffering or sick anymore, you are finally at peace. I'm going to miss you soooo very much Grandma, I love you and I promise, I'm going to make you so proud ❤

  • August 09, 2019
    Joy Williams says:
    Mrs. Mae was a very sweet woman. She is rejoicing in Heaven with her Robert now. She will truly be missed.

  • August 09, 2019
    Emily Blanton says:
    So many memories of my childhood involve you. You always made me feel like I was part of the Croom family. Thank you for that.

  • August 09, 2019
    Brad Wallace says:
    Ms. Addie was always my favorite! Always caring and asking how myself and family was doing. Full of jokes and laughter. Gonna miss seeing her around. The Wallace family has the Croom family in our hearts and prayers.

  • August 09, 2019
    Ken & Judy Sandlin says:
    Jimmy Tony Herbie & families. Sorry for the loss of your Mama. She was a very good person who never met a stranger. She & your Daddy raised 3 great young men. We are proud to know you all. GOD BLESS you ALL. We love you all. ❤❤❤