Christine Crenshaw

Christine Crenshaw

Feb 5, 1933 - Aug 21, 2020
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Christine Crenshaw, 87, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away, August 21, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born February 5, 1933, in Palestine, Arkansas, to Lester and Ophelia Shelton.

Christine was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, Socialite and friend. She loved the Lord, travel, garden, read her bible, help others and loved to shop! Christine worked for Johns-Manville and Ford Motor Company. Christine was a member of The Eastern Star; Ideal Workers, Nurses Guild at Friendship Baptist Church. Under Christine’s leadership as the President of the Nurses Guild there were 27 nurses volunteering. Then Bishop Tisdale asked her to become a Mother on the Mother’s Board. She was a true child of God with the sweetest spirit and a heart of Gold!

Christine was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ophelia Shelton, grandmother Dolly Thomas, sisters: Golina Burroughs, Bernice (Duke) White, Estelle (Steve) Michalak and brother Willie B Watson. Sons: Richard and Melvin Gaines and grandson Rudy Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memory, children, Sandra Valentine; Pamela Gaines; Candace (Michael) Johnson; Lance (Hikia) Crenshaw; Christine Denise (Tim) Campbell, beloved daughter-in-law, Robin Gaines and Tony Gaines; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; Christine was the oldest of her 5 siblings. A host of beloved nieces, nephews; Cousin Ruthie Mae Parris; beloved Sister-in-Love Lucetta Crenshaw, Brother-in-Love Steve Michalak
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    August 28, 2020 |
    August 28, 2020
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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    Bishop Tisdale
  • Interment

    August 28, 2020 |
    August 28, 2020
    Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Michael T Heard

Posted at 03:42pm
We the neighborhood of Nathan Hale n Devibiss send our deepest sympathy 2 the family Michael Heard

Charles Galloway

Posted at 02:07pm
To Pam Gaines and family please accept my sincere condolences to you. My prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of mourning the passing of mother Crenshaw.
God bless you,
Charles Galloway

Burroughs Family

Posted at 09:24pm
Sending our condolences to the Crenshaw family. May God give you strength to carry on. Love the Burroughs family
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Steve Ellis

Posted at 01:06pm
With our deepest condolences from the Ellis and Wolters Kluwer Families
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