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July 23, 2023

Shelby Juanita Jean Crowder Crizer

Shelby Crowder Crizer of Covington, Va. died peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2023, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born February 3, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Crowder. She is survived by her loving children, Judith C. Droke and Charles “Sam” Crizer (wife Pynia), grandchildren Zachary Crizer, Mackenzie Bayly (Husband Matt) and Kadie Fisher (Husband Cody). She is also survived by a sister, Marie Slayton, and brother Eugene Crowder.

Shelby Crizer was predeceased by her husband Larry Crizer and sisters Irene Glenn and Georgie Johnson. 

Shelby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother always placing the needs and wants of others ahead of her own. She enjoyed family vacations to Myrtle Beach and caring for others.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Dalh Brown officiating. The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time. Following the service, interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association of Roanoke Valley, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


Arritt Funeral Home

July 27, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

July 27, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Cedar Hill Cemetery

1521 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA, USA



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