Crystal Elizabeth Fry, 33, was born May 15, 1988, in Michigan City, IN to Walter Fry, Jr., and to the late Linda Carol Fry.
Crystal was a phenomenal person and always had a zest for life. Passionate about improving herself for the better, Crystal, whether it was cooking, exercising, DIY projects, financial literacy courses or furthering her education, stressed the importance of self-improvement. Always the one to set fashion and hair trends, she also had a strong interest in politics, economics, stocks and bonds, traveling, dancing and painting. She was truly a unique and versatile individual.
Crystal attended elementary school at Niemann of Michigan City, IN and went onto Krueger Middle School from there. She graduated from Michigan City High School in 2006. After graduation, she became a student at Indiana University Purdue University of Fort Wayne, IN. She later relocated to Indianapolis, IN, to be around family and further her studies and career.
Crystal always had a desire to care for people and assist people during their most trying times. With such a humble quest, this led her to obtain a certificate as a nursing assistant. She then began working in the health field in 2011, starting off in nursing homes and assistant living facilities. She then began working with clients with mental disabilities as a Direct Support CareProfessional. She absolutely loved performing this type of work.Crystal furthered her career by earning an Associate of Applied Science degree at Ivy Tech Community College within their Medical Assisting Program in 2015.
Crystal continued the path of producing meaningful work as a Certified Medical Assistant at Brownsburg and Avon Primary Care Physicians. She was passionate about educating her patients on how to improve their health, always going above and beyond the parameters of her job to ensure their concerns were met. Patients were so impressed with her that they would stop in the office or call and write in, informing management of howthankful they were for the quality of care she provided them.Crystal was well liked amongst management and co-workers. She constantly received recognition for her strong work ethic and work performance.
Crystal was the epitome of a social butterfly, life of the party and true definition of a friend. Everyone loved to be around her because she knew how to turnup and she knew how to have a good time in Indy and afar. She loved to travel by air, visiting places such as Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, just to name a few. Wherever she was, good times were sure to follow. She was a fan of Beyoncé and “We Love to Party” was Crystal’s theme song.
Accepting Jesus Christ and being baptized at an early age, as anheir to God’s salvation, He entrusted Crystal with many spiritual gifts. Yet, the spiritual gift of giving was His biggest entrustment. She donated her time, talent and treasure to help family, friends and strangers in need. She would do it in private, expecting nothing in return. She was an avid donor of plasma. However, it didn’t stop there, the greatest area in which she gave was as an organ donor. Upon her passing, she was able to help save 4 lives through the donation of her organs, undeniably showing the selfless person that she was.
Crystal understood the importance of family. Outside of God, she believed family was the most important unit on earth. Crystal’s physical presence will be immensely missed. She made a bold and positive impact in our lives.
Crystal Elizabeth Fry departed this earthy life on Monday, August 2, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Carol Fry; paternal grandparents, Walter Fry, Sr. and Agnes Fry-Turner; maternal grandparents, L.C. Johnson, Freda Johnson and great-grandmother, Pauline Johnson.
Crystal leaves to cherish her memories, father, Walter (Vernessa)Fry, Jr., of Michigan City, IN; sisters, Catrina (Richard) Fry-Wilson and Vanessa Fry, both of Indianapolis, IN, and Kaylyn Fry of Jonesboro, GA; best friend, Joshua Nikolich of Indianapolis, IN; aunts, Freda Johnson and Corliss Cooper, both of Michigan City, IN; uncles, Louis Cooper, Jr., and Steve Johnson, both of Michigan City, IN, and DonOvan (Sonia) Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; nieces, Aliyah Wilson, Dana Wilson and Rakya Wilson, all of Indianapolis, IN; great-nephew, Major Love, of Indianapolis, IN; best cousin, Fannie Cooper of Indianapolis, IN; cousins, Frederick Richards of Phoenix, Arizona, Frederick Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, Zachariah Johnson of Michigan City, IN, FreXinet (Joseph) Davis of Los Angeles, CA, LaQuita Johnson of Michigan City, IN; step-grandfather, Charles Turner, of Michigan City, IN and a multitude of other family and friends.
As a child of God and joint heir to His dynasty, we know she is present with the Lord and she will be deeply missed, honored and always remembered. We will always love Crystal, forever.
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