Ann Abney was murdered on June 26, 2000. Crystal was strangled to death.
Crystal left behind 3
children. Emily, 4; Abby, 2 and Kaleb, 10 months. We love and miss
has left many footprints on all our hearts, our minds and our
lives. We had the good fortune of having her and loving her as
our daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt and many cousins.
She had a magnetic goodness about her that when you were around her,
you left feeling lighter and happier than you had before without
knowing exactly why.
was her number one priority in life. She cherished her three
children, Emily, Abby and Kaleb - she often boasted of their
accomplishments. A caring and devoted Aunt who loved her
nephews as much as she loved her own kids. Spending time with
her sister Melissa and with us was one of her favorite
of the fondest memories of Crystal was her love of her family,
immediate and extended. Our Crystal was like a gentle spray of
morning sunshine whenever you saw her. If there was a funny
story to be told or a spontaneous slumber party to be had, Crystal
was always in the middle of things.
love of life was contagious, all the children (and there's quite a
few of them with this bunch) will remember her singing and dancing
with them, or dancing down the aisles of Wal-Mart. Just the
innocent way she would experience new things with child-like
having returned from New York before this tragedy, Crystal had the
time of her life being in the Big Apple for the first time.
Making her friends with her smile as they taught her about all the
protocols of traveling.
was our Lucy - she loved to laugh and to make us laugh, even if it
was unintentional at times. Crystal's unique way of making
those around her smile was a special blessing to the family and
friends who loved her.
cheerful and smiling, she was always ready to lend a hand to
whomever needed help, whether it be her Dad with painting the house
to fixing a transmission, to helping me clean the house or
babysitting, she was always there. As well as being fun-loving
and positive, she had a quiet, serene way of comforting the ones she
loved. The smiles she generated with her funny antics
accompanied by her heart-warming laughter made her a favorite
amongst family and friends. Her sensitivity, her unwavering
devotion to her children, family, friends and acquaintances, her
willingness to lend a helping hand, her warmth and charm were just a
few of the many qualities that endeared her to everyone that knew
a extraordinary brand of inner beauty that will be remembered by
generations to come, Crystal was a delightful young woman who
frequently let her inner child come out to play.
Crystal's love for the Lord was very important to her. She was
a great journal-keeper and Crystal thanked the Lord daily for her
children, family and for His Son who died for us.
was a receptionist for a beauty salon and had just enrolled to
beauty college. Crystal was so excited about this new
adventure. Crystal had gone to Floral School and loved to
decorate and arrange flowers. Crystal loved roses and the
colors blue, burgundy and green. Her love of decorating,
making things beautiful, was her pastime. Crystal's presence
will be greatly missed and our memories cherished. We know
that Crystal is in a much better place and waiting for us all.
We love and miss you much Crystal.
Wednesday, May 02, 2001 7:06 PM
a quick note to let you know that today, May 2, Crystal's alleged
murderer was arrested. It was her ex-husband Trevor Corbett.
We have been waiting 10 long months for this day. I just
wanted you to know. Thank you for the beautiful page that you
made for her.