Walter Mark Cranford was stillborn on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 1:58 AM at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Walter was the cherished and highly anticipated first son of Anne and Colton Cranford.
Walter was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Retha and Albert Cranford (Farmerville) and Carol and Don Antley (Point); maternal great-grandfathers, Gene Muckleroy (West Monroe) and John Evans (Ruston).
Walter is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents, Jo Ellen and Mark Cranford (West Monroe); maternal grandparents, Laura and Jeff Muckleroy (West Monroe); maternal great-grandparents, Vivian Muckleroy (West Monroe) and Helen and Harold Shrell (Ruston); Aunt Makenzie and Uncle Luke Cranford (Memphis, Tn.); Uncle Paul Muckleroy (Houston, Tx.); Aunt Claire (Muckleroy) and Uncle Brandon and cousins John Charles and Jillian Justus (West Monroe); and many more loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 PM at Feazel Chapel in West Monroe, followed by a private burial at Hasley Cemetery, with Pastor Michael Wood officiating. The family requests that all attending follow Louisiana’s mask mandate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Life Choices of Monroe. LifeChoicesofMonroe.com
Our mourning is not without hope, for we rest in the promise of Heaven where God will restore all things and reunite us with our precious son. We find comfort knowing that God created Walter, knows and loves him, and is taking care of him now. (1 Thess 4:13-18; Rev 21:4-5; Ps 139)