When Sharrie Williams Crawford lost her husband Norman “Pops” Crawford in 2019, she was devastated.
Rather than bemoaning her loss, the gospel singer-songwriter chose to live life as her late spouse would have wanted. Even though death has separated them, her love and loyalty for him continue.
On their wedding anniversary, Sharrie Williams remembered her husband
For more than 20 years, Williams was blissfully married to Norman “Pops” Crawford. In 1998, the couple married in a wedding ceremony. Norman, a skilled chef, was not just her life’s passion, but also her most trusted confidant and ally during their years together.
Colleen “Cis,” Denise, Lori, and Patsi Crawford were their daughters, and Bryan, Danny Crawford, Charles Allen, and Clinton Berry Bonds were their sons. However, tragedy struck when he died of a heart problem on February 22, 2019, at the age of 87. Even back then, she made a point of remembering him lovingly and posting about their time together on social media.
Rather than being devastated by the loss of her loving spouse, she chose to honor the love of her life. She shared a photo of herself with her late husband on their wedding anniversary, August 15, 2020. She said she was shouting a happy wedding anniversary to her spouse in heaven in the caption.
She ended her heartfelt caption with, “Love and miss you so much, baby!” Even if he isn’t physically present, he seemed to have survived in her heart.
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Williams has conveyed her grief through Facebook posts since his passing. She remembered her late spouse again on January 25, 2022. She remarked on how absurd it was that a person had to quit grieving for one person and figure out how to grieve with others.
“I could never even comprehend this much sadness all at once,” she wrote, realizing that God was still in charge and was looking out for her best interests.
“Every day for you, I’m casting my cares on you,” she said, adding that love was stronger than death.
Norman Crawford is still inspiring
Even after a huge personal loss, Sharrie Williams is still going strong in her music profession. In 2020, she released the first song off her upcoming album, “Walls.” She confessed that she lost several close friends and family members while working on the project, which is why it took longer than normal to complete.
She did, however, work over her sadness. Even though it was difficult to compose music while in pain, the emotional state-aided her in doing so. She also revealed that she sang a cover of The Beatles’ “Don’t Bring Me Down” as a tribute to her late husband.
When Norman was still with Willaims, she told Review magazine that he would often encourage her to take better care of herself. She had gained a few pounds at the time, so they worked on it together. She remarked that by sticking to her fitness routine, she had shed over a hundred pounds and felt fantastic.
She kept herself occupied during her quarantine by working on herself and her autobiography. Her book will be titled Legacy of Love, and it will likely shed additional light on her wedding and marriage to Norman.