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Judi Crotwell

06/30/1954 - 06/19/2020

Obituary for Judi Crotwell

Judith (Judi) Diane Crotwell, 65, succumbed to a lengthy battle with the COVID-19 virus on Friday, June 19, 2020, while a patient at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center Bluebonnet Campus. She was born in Oxnard, CA and called Baton Rouge, LA home since 1969. After graduating Broadmoor High School in 1972 and then completing courses at Delta Business College, she became a legal secretary and worked for the LA Department of Education and later the LA Department of Health and Human Resources. Upon the death of her father in 1978, she assumed operations of the family business, Capital Auto Paint and Supplies, Inc., where she remained for 30 years. A recovering alcoholic active in a 12-Step program, Judi was only weeks short of achieving 36 years of sobriety. She enjoyed travel and being with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters. Judi is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Carmel Ray Crotwell; two sons, Michael Anthony Crotwell and William Andrew Crotwell; a daughter-in-law whom she loved like a daughter, Brenda Danielle Crotwell; four granddaughters, Natalyn Elizabeth Crotwell, Abigail Nicole Crotwell, Gabrielle Diane Crotwell, and Emmerson Quinn Crotwell; her brother, James Weldon Parke; sister-in-law Angela Gayle Parke; nephew, James Daniel Parke; niece, Amanda LeFaye Parke; and grandniece, Bailey Faith Parke. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Weldon and Lanelle Ada Parke, Jr. Family and friends are invited to attend the services at Seale Funeral Home, 1720 S. Range Avenue, Denham Springs, LA. Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 and 9 – 11 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with funeral services immediately following. Interment will be in Greenoaks Cemetery, Baton Rouge. Seale Funeral Home of Denham Springs in charge of arrangements.




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1720 S. Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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Greenoaks Memorial Park
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Baton Rouge, LA 70815
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I first met Judy on the second day of June 2009. I liked her immediately. I later learned that she didn't really like me for those first 4 or 5 years. However, she eventually told me that I was like a brother to her. Judy always had wisdom to share with me. She would say things like SHUT UP! or DOES IT REALLY MATTER THAT MUCH? The most important thing I can say about Judy is that she always called her friends "FAMILY"!
- Daniel Ruegg
I first met Judi about 18 yrs ago, it was at 224, from a distance I heard rolling thunder, as the sound got louder I wondered what it was, then about 10 to 15 Harley Davisons pulled in the parking lot, There was Judi on the back with Ray driving, they were all decked out in the black leather that riders wear, it was then at that meeting that I met her and Ray and became long time friends, Judi always had something good to say, we all loved what she shared over the yrs, I will miss her smile and laugh, she is one of the Great Ones I've had the Honor to have had in my life.
- Stephen Forman
My Aunt Judi was one of the kindest, loving person I know. She reminded me so much of my mamaw which was her mother. One of the clearest memories I have is when I was a kid she came by our house which was only a couple blocks away. She parked the car and came inside when she walked outside her car was gone. Her oldest son had moved the car as a joke. I'll never forget how mad she was. Thats our prank family well Mike's the prankster. I love you so much Aunt Judi.
- Amanda Parke
Jimmy and family, our family is lifting prayers for comfort and healing. Your road has been so difficult, but we know you are grateful knowing that Judi was a Christian and that she was at peace with the ending of her earthly journey. <3
- Evey

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