Gypsy Jo Crites, 80, of Dunbar, departed this life on April 21, 2014, to be with Jesus and her husband, Leroy Crites, after a long battle with lung cancer.
She was a longtime resident and former employee of the city of Dunbar. She was an active member of the Dunbar Senior Center, where she loved spending her afternoons eating lunch with her many friends and often baked goodies for them. Gypsy served as vice chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Dunbar Housing Authority.
Gypsy is survived by her four children, Nancy Sayre of Dunbar, Rick Crites and wife, Kay, of Hurricane, Gary Crites of Dunbar and Ron Crites and wife, Pam, of Liberty; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Kanawha Hospice Care and Hubbard Hospice House West for the care they provided to Gypsy as well as the family. They would also like to thank her close, personal friend, Nancy Byard, for being there to talk to, share a laugh or simply sit with Gypsy and keep her company.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Aaron Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.