Mark Lovelace Crabtree

February 14, 1982 - February 23, 2024
Mark Lovelace Crabtree

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Mark Lovelace Crabtree, born on February 14, 1982, in South Boston, Virginia, peacefully passed away on February 23, 2024, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend who touched the lives of many with his kindness and dedication.

Mark lived a life filled with passion for his work and interests. As the owner and operator of Freedom Renovations Company, he showcased his talent as a professional contractor and builder, specializing in home repair and remodel. His craftsmanship and attention to detail were evident in every project he undertook, leaving a lasting legacy of excellence.

Beyond his work, Mark found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life. Living on Oak Island, NC, he cherished moments spent by the beach, fishing, surfing, and working on his truck. These activities brought him a sense of peace and fulfillment that defined his spirit and brought a smile to those around him.

His faith was also an essential part of his life, as he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in South Boston, Virginia.

Mark is survived by his loving family, including his father Ronnie Lovelace Crabtree, mother Ann Terry Crabtree, his cherished son Owen Lovelace Crabtree, devoted sister Kathryn “Kathy” Crabtree Farley, adoring nieces Morgan Puryear and Elizabeth DeBow, and his former wife and mother of Owen, Laurin Lee. Their memories of him will forever remain in their hearts, a testament to the impact he made during his time on earth.

In his 42 years of life, Mark Lovelace Crabtree touched the lives of many and left behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and love. May his spirit continue to inspire us all to live each day with purpose and passion.

Consider a memorial donation to First Presbyterian Church, 800 North Main Street South Boston, VA 24592.

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  • March 07, 2024
    Maxine Alls says:
    Ann and ronnie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts. Maxine snead alls Columbia sc

  • February 28, 2024
    Sam & Kay Lewis says:
    Ronnie and Ann (our Friday Supper Club partners and friends) ~~~~~ just can't get past what has happened in your family right now. Sam and I will just spontaneously wonder out loud as to how you must be doing. You seem to be constantly in our thoughts and wish so much that we could in some way help comfort you. And, Kathy, ~~~ we know you have GOT to be such a stabilizer right now for your mom and dad. When I saw the picture of Mark, I was amazed at how much he took after, you, Ronnie. We had never met Mark before. Just know that our love and wishes for warm comfort are being sent your way constantly. We love you ~~~~ Sam and Kay

  • February 27, 2024
    George Burton says:
    Ronnie, Ann, Kathy and Owen we are so sorry for your loss. I only met Mark once or twice and he a pleasure to be around. An outstanding young man. George and Peggy

  • February 27, 2024
    The Terry’s from Myrtle Beach SC says:
    Sending you and your family our love, and praying for peace during this difficult time.

  • February 27, 2024
    Jimmy and Mary Eleanor Priest says:
    We were shocked and saddened to hear about Mark. It is heart wrenching to lose a son, brother and father. Our condolences are with you.