Florence Amanda Crosthwaite • May 10, 2020



Florence Amanda Crosthwaite, 97 passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 5, 1922, and grew up in Canada before moving to the United States in the late 1940’s. Florence was a faithful member of the Scenic Hills Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jardine and Elizabeth McKerlie; husband, Herbert Crosthwaite; brother, Jardine McKerlie and nephew, Jamie McKerlie.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Doyce McKerlie; nieces, Elizabeth Crowe and Laurie Veve (Ted); nephew, Bill Cote and grandnieces and nephews, Michelle Veve (Amelia and Austin), Daniel and Kelsey Veve (Henry) and Cameron Crowe.
There will be no public services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Scenic Hills Church of Christ, 1295 E. Nine Mile Road Pensacola, Florida 32514. “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised” Proverbs 31:30.

  1. Michelle Glover says:

    My condolences to the family. Ms. Florence was such a sweet Christian sister and friend. She was always worried about everyone else around her, always putting others ahead of herself even at 97 years of age. She was such a great example to me and such a blessing to have known her. I will miss her greatly.

  2. Barbara Hobbs says:

    I enjoyed this precious sister so much when I would pick her up for services of the Church I always wanted to hear her tell about her life which was wonderful what a mind she had at her age could remember so many things, I loved her so much and I always told her and she told me that she loved me, she could move on that walker I had to watch her. I will always remember her for the way she always put others first.Rest in Peace my dear sister

  3. Karen Summers says:

    Ms. Florence was one of the most faithful and knowlegeable Christian women I have ever met. I first met her when i started volunteering for Covenant Hospice. She would help with the medical records. Then we met again when i started attending Scenic Hills in 2008. Such a fine example of what a Christian woman should be. I am truly honored and blessed to have known her.

  4. Simone Elliott says:

    Sis Crosthwaite will surely be missed. Sending continued Prayers for her family. Amen

  5. Paul Springer says:

    Proverbs 31:10- was written about her and she tried to live up to it every day.
    My first ‘close’ connection with with Mrs. Florence was in 2007 when she asked if I could transfer a reel-to-reel copy of her wedding ceremony to a CD, which I did. It was in the form of “You Are There” and the narrator gave a lot of detail of her life up until Jan.1, 1959. I later found out that she had published a bible study book for a ladies’ class and the original file was lost but we were able to scan a copy of the booklet and then used it for a class at Scenic Hills. Even with her eye sight fading, she would always listen to the bible on tape for the blind. We were able to sing carols for her and others at Christmas time, and not long afterward the home was closed to visitors, but she would still call and talk to various members. We know she has left this world a better place, now to go on to an even better place.

  6. Janet Thornhill says:

    Sis Crosthwaite was a special Christian lady. I had the honor of being a substitute to pick her up for services sometimes and visiting her at the nursing home. So enjoyed those times I spent with her listening to her stories about her life. She will be greatly missed but so happy she is at peace and we will see her in heaven

  7. Beverly Springer says:

    What a blessing she was to our family!! She went above and beyond in all she did! She gave spiritually and financially! A beautiful lady that I will miss greatly! But I also know Ms. Florence lived for this day, the day she got to see God and Herbert!! She was a great example for those around you! She will truly be missed!!

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