Crystal Branch

Sunrise: December 7, 1956

Sunset: December 21, 2021

Crystal Branch, 65 born in Norfolk, VA to Myrvin and Joyce Williams on December 7, 1956 passed away on December 21, 2021 in Washington DC.

Crystal was Bishop to The Antioch Church of Christ Holy Disciples. She was one of the founding members. She graduated from Lake Taylor High School and attended Norfolk State University.

Crystal was predeceased by her parents, Myrvin and Joyce Williams; sister, Denise Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Dorinda A. Branch; sisters, Karen Bennett and Winnifred Reid; brother, Carl Williams; two nieces, five nephews; three great nieces; 6 great nephews; and two great great nieces.

Viewing Monday, January 31, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, January 31, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 *Masks Required*

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    Latosha Minter says

    I just want to send condolences 🙏 to my friend and her family at this time sending you’ll strength I’m going to miss you boo thang and I love you Rest in heaven ❤

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      Kendra Boone says

      My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. God Bless❤🙏🏾

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    Fesh and Dinna says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. It was a joy and a privilege to have known you. Kids miss their “Grandma”. You have been a rare gem for us, being there for us when we needed you, providing advice, friendship and laughter. Your wisdom will be missed. Rest In Peace.

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    Tesa Ferrell says

    You have my deepest condolences and prayers ❤.

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    Amber Mitchell says

    Condolences and prayers to the family. May The God of peace comfort you all now and forever. I celebrate the life of Mrs. Crystal and praise God for her reward that she is now receiving in His presence. I’m thankful for the way she poured into me as a child and loved on me as if I was her own. Rest well.

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    Woody & Wiliette Whitney says

    To the family, our deepest condolences. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. She was a person of faith and loved family and friends. I thank God for her life and the impact she had on my family and on others that she touched. Her memories will be with us always. Crystal we love you and your earthly presence will be missed greatly.

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    Shirl M Gary & Barry Gary Sr. says

    My condolences to my cousins on the lost of your dear sister, she always had a smile on her face when ever I would see her& gave the best hug. Sending prayers of comfort to our/ her family & friends truly.

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    Keosha Simmons says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Aunt Crystal will truly be missed. ♥️🙏🏾😇

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    Judith Walston Henderson says

    My sincere condolences to the Williams Family for the passing of your loved one. My father,The Late Elder James E. Walston thought the world of your family. God bless you all and may you continue to feel the comfort of our lord and saviors arms around you during this most difficult journey and in the following days to come. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing it will be. When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!!! Peace be upon you all. Much love.

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    James Timmons says

    My deepest sympathies to the family, and may peace be with all.


    James Timmons

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    Dion Mealy says

    Dorinda, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, sending prayers to you all during this difficult time.

    Dion Mealy

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    LaVerne Mitchell says

    Dorinda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    LaVerne Mitchell
    USPS, HQ

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    Chyna Marie says

    To My Best Friend,
    It is my prayer that God
    will comfort you and your
    whole family during this
    sad time. May he richly
    bless you as you mourn,
    and may the light of His
    presence be a continual
    source of consolation. I love you and I’m here for you whatever you may need <3

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    Angelle Gossom says

    She was my second mother. She taught me so much about being a upright adult and a Royal women. She was such a loving soul. She was very kind, gentle, and noble. I always remember her prayers and being a kind Christian women regardless of anything. She loved her daughter and her family very much and it was very clear and transparent. Crystal always wanted the best for everyone she met. She was the most loving and caring woman I have met still today. I will miss her but I know she is near. She’s an angel that I will never forget. I can hear her sweet laugh and see her smile in my dreams.

    To Dorinda: I love you sister. I know you miss your mother, I know this is hard but know that she wants the best for you. She wants you to be able to live in peace that she is in good hands and she will never leave you. Keep being the loving person you are and have courage and faith that life will get easier as time progresses. I’m sorry this has happened. I wish I could make it better or bring her back. All I can do is be here for you and remind you that she is never going to leave you. She is forever in your blood. She is with you no matter what. She is cheering you on just as she did in the physical.

    I send my condolences 💐… I know you may not understand why I say things this way but I feel that you should know and I appreciate you sharing your sweet mother with us at school. She was a pleasure to know. I admire you for following through with the things that you were taught. Being such a strong adult is not always fun but your doing a great job. Again, I love you and I am here for you always.

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    Cousin Carolyn says

    To my Loving Cous’, words can’t express my feelings of the loss of you. You will be truly missed. Thank the Lord that you were in our lives. The fun we had growing as kids to adults, now with our own kids. Dorinda was blessed to have you as a mom. I laugh and smile when I think of you at Christmas pass, dressed as an ELF. Too cool. Dorinda please know that family is always her for you.

    Loving you forever

    Cousin Carolyn

    Cousin Carolyn

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    Roslyn Crump says

    You have no idea how I felt growing up with you all and being treated like I was a part of your family (even more than my blood relatives). God has blessed me with many wonderful memories that I will cherish til my life over. To all of you, know that you are loved with all that I know how and I extend that love to all of you. May continually bless and keep you in His care.

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    Mera Cole says


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Angela Branch says

    To my sister Dorinda, I am praying for you daily that your strength will increase day by day moment by moment. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I am very saddened to hear of her passing. May the comfort of the almighty God wrap around you and hold you tight. May the peace of God overwhelm you beyond your capacity to understand. I love you. I always will and I am here for you.

    Your big sister,
    Angela A. Branch

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