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Agnes M. Croom

September 1, 1944 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

 

 

Agnes Croom was born on September 1, 1944 in Sparta, Georgia (Hancock County) to the late Golden and Jessie Mae James. Fondly known to her family as Boot, she was the fourth of five children.

 

Agnes was educated in Hancock County Public Schools until the age of 16 when she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed her education at Overbrook High School. Agnes was employed as a nurse for the majority of her life, and went to work part-time as a caregiver after she retired.

 

Agnes accepted Christ at the age of 7 and was baptized at Macedonia Church in Sparta, GA. She became a member of Second Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Thomas J. Ritter when she moved to Philadelphia in 1960. She rejoined Second Macedonia Baptist church and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior on Christian experience under the leadership of Reverend Harold R. Jolley and was an active member. Agnes faithfully served on the Scholarship Ministry and Missionary Ministry.

 

Agnes united in holy matrimony to Ivory Wells, Sr on July 15, 1962. From this union, four children were born: Anjanette Wells, Ivory Wells, Jr, Jessical Jenkins (Eric), and Tamaka Havelow (David). Agnes  remarried on October 28, 1989 to Carlton Croom, and added with open arms three step-sons, Anthony Croom, Quentin Croom and Ted Campbell.

 

Agnes departed this life on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Alice Scriven and brother-in-law Roosevelt Scriven, one brother, John Sidney James, and one nephew Donald James. She leaves to cherish her memory: four children, Anjanette Wells, Ivory Wells, Jr, Jessical Jenkins (Eric), and Tamaka Havelow (David); step-sons, Anthony Croom, Quentin Croom and Ted Campbell; nine grandchildren, Janay, Erica, Ivory lll, Eric Jr, Marquis, Kiana, Jordan, Kayla and Jonathan; one great-grand child, Londyn; two sisters, Dorothy V. James of Philadelphia, PA, Carolyn O. Gray of Hatboro, PA; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Gray; a very special cousin, Gwendolyn Carter; her trusted confidant and cousin, Dr. Frank James; a very dear friend, Mary Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
April 2, 2022

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Second Macedonia Baptist Church
1301 W. Ruscomb Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Celebration of Life
Saturday
April 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Second Macedonia Baptist Church
1301 W. Ruscomb Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Interment

Chelten Hills Cemetery
1701 Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138

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