Queen Elizabeth Crossing
Queen Elizabeth Crossing departed this life on Monday, July 29, 2013. She was born on May 29, 1937, in Alcoa, to the union of Millie and G.B. Crossing. Queen was the youngest of seven children. Queen graduated from Charles M. Hall High in 1954. She was also one of six black students to re-integrate Maryville College after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. In 1968, she became an LPN and worked as a cardiac nurse at the University of Tennessee for 10 years. In 1978, Queen began working at ALCOA. She retired after 25 years of service. Queen is survived by daughters, Yolanda (Earl) Cullins of Chattanooga, Tenn., Nichelle Bilbrey of Atlanta, Ga., and Ingrid (Tiria) Ware of Alcoa; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law; and a host of devoted nieces and nephews. Foothills Funeral Home Maryville is in charge of arrangements.