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Funeral service for Mary Louise McElrath Croft, Collinsville, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Collinsville.

Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Croft was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Viney Bynum McElrath; her husband, Willie Ford Croft; a son, Johnny McElrath; sisters, Bessie Mae Sibert and Cleo Odell Hill; and brothers, Robert and Buford, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Willie James Croft of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Billy Gene McElrath of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Martin of Collinsville, AL; sisters, Josephine Croft of Collinsville, and Rosie Irene Parker of Summerville, Georgia; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Doris and Sadie McElrath and Ora Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Professional services provided by Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home.

Mary McElrath Croft
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  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gadsden Memorial FH
  • Monday, August 13, 2018
    Mary, my condolence to you and your family. I am sorry to hear about the passing of Sis. Louise. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care Z
    ~ zetherine mckinney   homewood