20202021ObituariesDianna Crenshaw

February 8, 2021by SealeUser9

February 19, 1961 ~ February 8, 2021

   Dianna “Deanie” Lynne Crenshaw, age 59, of Denham Springs passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle with a brief illness. She was born February 19th, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Tommy and Margie Gilbert. Dianna was a graduate from Baker High Scholl, Class of 1979. As a young girl, the family moved to Louisiana where she met her soulmate, Jewell Donald “Jake” Crenshaw. Jake and Deanie were married at the First Assembly of God in Baker, Louisiana May 3rd, 1980.


   A nurse for over 30 years, Deanie touched many lives. She truly believed that serving others was her calling; that she was a vessel for ministering to those in need. Her marriage with Jake led them to travel & live all over the world, including Saudi Arabia & St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Her passion in nursing led her to specialize in hospice care, comforting & ministering to those as a part of end-of-life care. Everywhere her travels led her, she was active in the community. She started hospice services & managed teams of international medical staff across the globe, worked with Capital Area CASA as a case worker for children in need, & even inspired many from younger generations to pursue their own careers.

 Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs beginning at 1:00 pm until funeral services at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the John C. White Memorial Cemetery in Leesville, LA

   The only thing Deanie enjoyed more than her LSU Tigers & her devotion to helping people was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.


She is preceded in death by her father, Tommy Gilbert and her sister, Tommie Jean Schwaab, her grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles & other loved ones.

She is survived by her husband of forty years, Jake Crenshaw, and her mother, Margie Gilbert. As well as siblings: Michele, Tommy Jr., (Arlane), Tammy (Johnny) & Jewel; her sons: Jacob, Josh (Penny), and Jeremy (Kat); daughters: Kaci (Chad) and Kali; grandchildren: Kira, Chase, Thomas, Autumn, Bryce, Seth, Noah, Sofia, Jackson, Reagan, and Jett; and great grandchild, Jaxon. 





  • Cindy AlSatarwah

    February 18, 2021 at 4:12 am

    I met Deanie in Jubail Saudi Arabia many years ago. I’ll never forget her kindness and that smile. I was so sad to hear of her illness and her passing. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed.


  • Cynthia Martinez

    February 17, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Sending hugs to her sweet family. I know Deanie will be greatly missed but know she is resting in peace. She was a wonderful, thoughtful lady♡


  • Janeen Canezaro

    February 14, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    This beautiful wonderful lady. We were cousins ancestors shared our lives together. We grew up singing in the mirror with our hairbrushes to the Jackson five and Donnie Osmond. We danced and sang and enjoyed each other. You covered meWhen I was going through breast cancer. There wasn’t a day you didn’t call or come by or bring me to a treatment I love you Danny and I will miss you every day I appreciate our love for each other. Sending love to Jake and the boys and aunt Margie


  • Brenda D Billingsley

    February 13, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Gone too soon. Missing my friend. My ❤ aches my condolence to the family


  • Patsy Brown

    February 12, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    So sorry to hear of y’all’s loss. I knew her only as a beautiful child! Margie my heart goes out to you and her family!


  • Pat & Kat Chadwick

    February 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Please accept our heart felt condolences. She was a lovely part of the Al-Jubail community.


  • Kimberly Niles

    February 12, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Jake, Josh and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Deanie at my dad’s funeral and she was so sweet. She sent my dad a LSU shirt to wear when they beat Bama. Always a family rivalry. I’m sending prayers, love and hugs.
    Deanie- Rest in Paradise. Tell my dad hi.


  • Charlotte Brown

    February 12, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I am saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God be with y’all.


  • Wendy Stein

    February 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Dear sweet girl…she touched the lives of so many as was beloved by many more! My heart aches for my St. John’s sons Jacob, Joshua and Jeremy!! Gone too soon…but reaping her heavenly reward!! ❤️❤️❤️💔💔💕💕💕🙏🙏🙏


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