Memorial services for Mary Crain, 68 of Columbia, Louisiana will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church in Clarks, Louisiana with Bro. Stephen Laughlin and Bro. Bill Robertson officiating. Mary’s final place of rest will be at the Old Bethel Cemetery.
Mary Crain was born in Monroe, Louisiana on May 10, 1949 to the union of her parents Mary LaRocca Battaglia White and Peter Paul Battaglia and she passed from this life on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Columbia, Louisiana.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After raising her only child, she took pleasure in helping with her grandchildren and watching them grow into adults. The last few years she had an active role in helping with her great grandchildren. During the summer months she could always be found at the ball park watching Joseph or Brylee play ball. When she wasn’t busy with the great grandchildren she enjoyed playing Bingo in Monroe with her sisters. She regularly attended Old Bethel Baptist Church and enjoyed seeing her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepsister, Nancy White Kraft, her step brother Larry White Sr. and her brother-in-law, Donnie Zeigler, Sr. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Johnny V. Crain, her daughter, Dee Briscoe and her husband Paul of Grayson. Two grandchildren, Joshua Briscoe of Columbia and Marcus Briscoe and his wife, Alex. Two great grandchildren, Joseph Briscoe and Brylee Briscoe. Mary was born to a large family and is survived by her sisters Lena Battaglia Rawls and husband Arnold, Rosalie Battaglia Zeigler, Joan White Miletello, Mary Ellen White Watson and husband, George, Angie Battaglia Tuma and husband, Gordon and Sally White Achee and husband Gerry. Brothers, Sammy Pete Battaglia and wife Kerri, Joey Marcel White and wife, Sally and James Dean White and wife, Sharon. Half-sister, Cara Battaglia Kirkland and half-brother. Pete Battaglia, Jr. She leaves a multitude of nieces and nephews. She leaves an empty space in the hearts of her family and will be deeply missed.