WAYCROSS — Mrs. Gertrude Bryant Crosby, 84, died Wednesday morning, September 9, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health after a short illness. Mrs. Crosby was a native of Appling County, but she lived most of her life in Waycross. She graduated from Appling County High School and Berry College in Rome, Ga. She was employed as a teacher for 38 years having served at Pierce County and Charlton County School Systems. Mrs. Crosby was also previously employed by Walmart in Waycross for 22½ years. She was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church, Red Hat Society, National Educators Association, National Retired Educators Association, and president of the Georgia Association of Educators for three years. She donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network. Mrs. Crosby loved her precious dogs, and she was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord and Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Bryant and Lula Studivent Bryant; her husband, Thomas Sylvester Crosby; grandson, Jordie Clifton; and sister, Dean Oliver. Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Crosby Clifton (late husband Dale) of Waycross; two sons, Thomas Lynn Crosby and James Timothy Crosby both of Waycross; two granddaughters, Paige Crosby Wildes (Lane) of Hoboken, and Sarah Elizabeth Clifton of the U.S. Navy; three sisters-in-law, Martha Blackman of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Crosby of Scottsboro, Va., and Vickie Crosby of Darien; one cousin, George Smith of St. Mary’s; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Jamestown Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. The AIC unit employees of Memorial Satilla Health served as honorary pallbearers. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook or viewing the video tribute and funeral service recording at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.