Helen Irene (Patrick) Crenshaw

July 5, 1933 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Born on July 5, 1933, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Helen Irene (Patrick) Crenshaw was the sixth of eleven children born to Tom and Ora Lee Patrick.   

She became a Christian early in life and was gentle, kind, and strong. These attributes were displayed throughout her life.   

She met Robert Thorns and had two children. Later, she married Roscoe Crenshaw, Sr. and had eight children.  

During her career, she worked as a School Safety Crossing Guard and a Nursing Home Caregiver. 

She was active at St. Andrew Baptist Church as a Church Secretary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After relocating to Garland, Texas, she joined Keller Springs Baptist Church where she was active as a New Member Orientation Leader. 

Her favorite scripture was Matthew 6:34 (KJV) - “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”.   

Irene will be remembered by the “fruits of her labor”, her children. There are four generations that prove her love, dedication, and sacrifices.   

On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 90 years old, God called Helen Irene Patrick Crenshaw home.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ora Patrick; husband, Roscoe Crenshaw, Sr.; daughter, Dorothy Crenshaw; grandchildren - Baby Boy Owens, Amarian Washington, Heaven Williams, Seanna Crenshaw, and Inglin Chube; son-in-law, John Thorns; sisters - Patricia Stein, Maxine Stell, Clarese Williams, Bertha Willis, and Vella Clayton; and brother, John Patrick. 

Those left to cherish precious memories include her nine children - Shari Thorns, Linda Candler (Arthur), Donna Outland (Dale), Gail Crenshaw, Jennifer Omoregie (Eghosa), June Crenshaw, Jasper Crenshaw (Pam), Lashone Odom (Will), and Mignon Johnson (Greg); 14 grandsons; 11 granddaughters; 25 great-grandsons; 22 great-granddaughters; seven great-great-grandsons; four sisters - Velma Bagby, Yvonne Sanders, Wilma Yarbrough, and Geneva Hanson; and a host of loving relatives and friends. 

Irene lived a blessed life and leaves a nurturing legacy of hope, compassion, creativity, perseverance, joyfulness, organization, dependability, and resourcefulness. Her life will be celebrated and honored forever by all those who knew and loved her.   

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September 15, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jack's Memory Chapel
801 East 36th Street North
Tulsa, OK 74106

Celebration of Life
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
3727 North Birmingham Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74110

September 16, 2023

Floral Haven Cemetery
6420 South 129th East Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

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Services in Tulsa are under the care of Jack's Memory Chapel, 801 East 36th Street North, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106, 918-428-4431.

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