Iris Crappell Fry, 76, a resident of Morgan City, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 after a long illness surrounded by her loving family.
Iris was born on May 18, 1944 in Morgan City, the daughter of Preston and Narcess Fabre Crappell.
Iris was a tremendously, hard worker that was gifted with many talents; however, her greatest gift was being the best mom and mawmaw “in the world”. She was a very creative licensed florist that enjoyed many years working in the floral industry. Iris was a solid rock for her family and so many others. Everyone depended on her for love, support and sound advice. Usually, her advice would simply be ’Pray and Trust God!’ She was a natural nurturer and loved taking care of others. She spoiled all her children and grandchildren by cooking them special meals that they requested. She was a wonderful cook and loved feeding everyone! Although everything she cooked was delicious, she was especially known for her homemade biscuits, blackberry dumpling, and sweet potato pies. She was a selfless, considerate and Godly person that truly impacted and blessed the lives of everyone that knew her.
Iris’ dad named her appropriately because she truly loved flowers and gardening. She often joked that she had “green fingers’, instead of a ‘green thumb’. She and her husband Jimmy spent much of their time working in their garden together. Each year she would grow sweet peas and many other beautiful flowers that she would often make into arrangements to give away to people, because she believed that flowers should always be shared. She had so many gifts and she used them to bless others. She also loved playing card and board games with her family. She was very competitive and loved a good victory against anyone she played, even her young grandchildren! She had such a young, fun-loving heart, which made her the perfect playmate for all of her grandkids. Selling mistletoe in her front yard during Christmas, shooting cans with a BB gun in her back yard and having dance parties while listening to 50’s music were just a few of their favorite memorable activities with her.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by five children: Cyrilla Fry of Morgan City, William “Jimmy” Fry Jr. and wife Lisa of Berwick, Glenda Fry LaGreca and husband Chuck of Schriever, Shelby Theriot and husband Jason of Berwick, Evelyn Ortiz and husband Mike of Patterson; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four brothers, Larry Crappell and wife Louann of Morgan City, Herbert Crappell and wife Lynn of Stephensville, Lawrence Crappell and wife Jane of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wade Crappell and wife Brenda of Morgan City and one sister, Ruby Crappell of Gautier, Mississippi.
Iris was preceded in death by her parents Preston and Narcess Fabre Crappell; her husband, William “Jimmy” Fry Sr.; two brothers, Roland Crappell and his wife Ruby and Junius Crappell and his wife Claudette.
There will be a memorial service held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 127 LaShade Court in Schriever, LA. Friends and family are encouraged to join as we honor her beautiful life.