Broderick Crawford Obituary, Death – Broderick Rayfel Crawford was Luther and Beverly’s first child. First His six siblings called him “number one” and lived at 1222 Richmond Ave in Kansas City, Kansas. Broderick showed early courage and determination. His siblings were always roughhousing or playing sports. When not at home or school, Broderick attended church. Broderick was raised in church because the Crawfords value God. John was baptized and filled at age 15. Since 1974, Broderick’s character has changed. He was in the Youth and Adult Choirs, Usher Board, Church Van Driver, Executive Board, Men’s Ministry, Altar Evangelism, Health and Wellness, and Unsheltered Sunday Morning Breakfast. The church helped Broderick develop a strong faith.
Broderick drove his grandparents’ car to KU (KU). Broderick “Jap” Crawford pledged to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He captained Kappa Ship Destiny, also known as the dirty dozen, for 42 years (See Fraternity Bio). Broderick worked with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff after college. In Kansas City, I volunteer for the Community Development Corporation. 30 years in the community and academic health. Broderick continued to work in community health at the NBC CDC and as a Kansas City advisor. He oversaw NBC CDC’s health projects in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Broderick led NBC CDC in Greater Kansas City to strengthen the community, promote reconciliation, and celebrate life.
Broderick won the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Community Health Leadership Award and the 2018 LISC Kansas City Award. Mr. Crawford spoke at Unity and Families USA. Broderick was a leader, father, and champion. His absence will be filled with memories of his wonderful life. Bernice Hess, Gracie Lee, and Doyle Crawford were Broderick’s grandparents. His father, Luther Lorashus Crawford, a nephew, Dwight Crawford, and two brothers-in-law also died (see below). Broderick is survived by his two sons, Broderick Jr. and Kaleb, his mother, Beverly Crawford (Luther), and six siblings, Alvino (Beverly), Chrystal Truss (Robert Terry Truss Jr. – late brother in love), Rodney (Phyllis), Kathy Rollins (Charleton Rollins – late brother in love), Pam Ward (Andrew), Gina Vazquez (Andre), and Kim Crawford. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow,” he’d say. We’ll see him again.
Victorious Life Church, 10 December 2022, 11 am.