Condolences for Sister Philip Neri Crawford, OP

Thomas Newbold posted on 3/11/19

My mother taught with Sister Philip Neri and I was an eighth grade student of hers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Boy was she tough! Plus, I could never get away with ANYTHING! The Dominicans made me who I am today and am a year away from retiring as a teacher and coach. My mother passed away long ago and was a good friend of hers. I took piano lessons from Sister Marilyn when they moved to the new convent. Love always and forever to the wonderful Dominicans of Jacksonville IL. in the 60s!


Edward Preston posted on 3/1/19

I was an 8th grade student of Sister's at Our Saviour's in Jacksonville. Then I has contact with her as a North Central evaluator at Routt. Then again several years later when my son and one of her students were discussing enrolling at Pomona College. She was always a caring, bright and aware teacher and woman. A real credit to her order and to the steadfast hard work and intelligence she brought to living out her vows. May she rest in peace.


MB posted on 2/28/19

I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Crawford family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Phillip Neri be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Our Creator made at Revelation 21:3, 4. Again, my sincere condolences.



Courtney Caldwell posted on 2/28/19

She was such a great supporter of everyone and was always there at the music department events and football games. May she join God


Isabel Wottowa posted on 2/28/19

Sr. Phillip meant a great deal to me and my family, during my time at Sacred Heart-Griffin I would visit the motherhouse during study hall and Sister Phillip was always excited to see me. She would bring me cookies to bring home to my family and ask how my little brother was doing. Even after I stopped visiting the mother house she made a point of emailing me whenever she read my work in The State Journal-Register her praise meant the world to me. Regardless where we were or what she was doing Sister Phillip would always come say hello and ask how I had been since the last time we spoke and I know that she was sincere in her inquiry. She touched me, my family, and countless others; I know she will be greatly missed and I also know she is in a better place now.