Gayle Stevens Crews of Crystal Hill passed away May 14, 2020 at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Pittsylvania County on Aug. 11, 1956 and was 63 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Walter William Stevens and the late Edith Tuck Palmer.

She was a member of Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from Community Pharmacy where she worked as a Pharmacy Tech.

Survivors include her daughter, Jenny Crews Chappell, and husband Johnny of Crystal Hill; her grandchildren, Zack Chappell and Lauryn Chappell, both of Crystal Hill; siblings Becky S. Martin (Kenneth) of Lynchburg, B.J. Palmer Jr. (Sharon) of Perdido, Alabama, Lisha Klumpp (George) of Fairhope, Alabama and Jenny Lee Duff (Kevin) of Mobile, Alabama; niece Mandi Martin McGann (William); great nieces Lexi and Audri McGann; special friends Pat Fisher and Shirley Moorefield; and her faithful dog and companion, Winston.

Her stepfather, B.J. Palmer Sr., grandparents Alex and Irvie Fisher Tuck, and siblings Walter Michael Stevens and Gloria Martin, also preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Millstone with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, the funeral service for will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Special thanks to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice and the staff on East 5 at Halifax Regional Hospital and Jenny’s co-workers.

For memorials consider the Olivia Noblin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 976, Halifax, VA 24558 or Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.