Zachary Lewis Crenshaw

  • Born: August 5, 1991
  • Died: May 2, 2012
  • Location: Winston, Georgia

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

8640 Rose Avenue
Douglasville, GA 30134
Tel. (770) 942-4246

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Zachary Lewis Crenshaw, age 20, of Winston, passed away May 2, 2012. Zach was born August 5, 1991 in Lithia Springs. He attended Ephesus Baptist Church, a 2009 graduate of Alexander High School and attended West Central Tech.

Surviving are his parents Wade and Sheila Crenshaw; brother Chad Crenshaw; grandmother Mary Crenshaw; aunts and uncles Don and Mary Crenshaw, Gail and Richard Sudduth, Dena Crenshaw, Weldon and Deborah Crenshaw, Butch and Mary Ella Crenshaw, Sandra and James Abernathy, Pat and Bob Armstrong and Ricky Smith and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM and Sunday May 6, 2012 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. The funeral service will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel. Dr. Billy Godwin and Rev. James Abernathy will officiate. Interment will follow at Mozley Memorial Gardens.

While flowers are appreciated the family would suggest donations in Zach's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We are very sorry for your loss! If you ever feel like you want to talk to anyone please join The Compassionate friends of West Georgia. It’s a support group for Parents, Grandparents, and Siblings that have lost children. We are just here to support each other we all have lost a child...
You are in our thoughts & Prayers!


Posted by The Compassionate Friends Of West Georgia - GA   May 10, 2012


I'm so sorry Aunt Sheila, uncle wade, And Chad...I love u all And Zach will be missed but we can count on the fact we will see him again one day!

Posted by Tiffany Crenshaw Baker - douglasville, GA - Cousins   May 07, 2012

Wade, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Owens Morley

Posted by Cindy Owens Morley - Douglasville, GA - Friend of the Family   May 07, 2012


Wade and Shiela,

We are so sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers as you go through this very difficult time.

Ted and cathy Boemanns

Posted by Ted Boemanns - Douglasville, GA   May 06, 2012

thinking of you during your time of loss.

Posted by Duaine Everett - Douglasville, GA - friend   May 06, 2012

Dear Sheila,

I was deeply saddened by the news about Zachary. I am so very sorry. This must be a very difficult time for you and your family. Please remember that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

I know how much you will miss Zachary, but you can take comfort and strength from the wonderful family you have. I know their love will get you through this difficult time. Please call me if you need someone to talk to, no matter day or night (832) 566-5054.

May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

Gloria Iramategui

Posted by Gloria Iramategui & Family - Houston, TX - Friend to Mrs. Sheila Crenshaw   May 06, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about your son. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are praying God will give you Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Wayne and Pam Cabeza - Winston, GA - Friend   May 06, 2012

My family and I send our deepest sympathies. This is a devastating loss for all of us and though there are no words to make it any easier, please remember you are not alone. Matt and your son are not alone. May God give us all the strength to make it through the days and months to come.

Posted by Linda Wagner - Carrollton, GA - Matt's aunt   May 05, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Words can't express how sad this news was when we heard it.

Posted by Rita and Jimmy Millard - Oswego, IL - Friend   May 05, 2012


Please accept our thoughts & prayers during this hard time...We love your family very much...God will comfort you and carry you through this difficult process...know there are many praying for all of you for peace and comfort....

Posted by Charles & Carla Sexton - Douglasville, GA - Friends   May 05, 2012

Wade, So Sorry to hear about the death of your son. May God offer you and your family comfort and peace in the days and weeks ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Anita Ledbetter Bagley

Posted by Anita Ledbetter Bagley - Cumming, GA - friend   May 04, 2012

Wade - I was so, so sad to learn of your son's death. I know what your family means to you. It is just tragic. I know that Zachary is in a better place. God bless and keep you and your family. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Angie Sutton - Villa Rica, GA - Friend   May 04, 2012

One thing I learned about you while we worked together is how very important your family is to you. My heart goes out to you, and I realize that there are no words that I can say that will help in this trajic time. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God give you all strength in the days to come.

Posted by Andy West - Carrollton, GA - Friend   May 04, 2012


Wade, Sheila, Chad and the Crenshaw family

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer and Donnie Osborne
Susan O'Malley

Posted by Jennifer Osborne - Douglasville, GA   May 04, 2012


At this time in your life
Many would say 'what a tragic loss'
But those that know Christ
Know that Zachary is more well off

The Angels in heaven are rejoicing
For they have received him home
And added one of God's chosen
To accompany them along

This journey of Zachary's
Here on earth has ceased
But rest assured
God is well pleased

For He as added
One more angel to His heavens
I tell you trust Him when you're sadden
For His Comfort and His Blessings

Posted by Carrie-Ann Brown - Norcross, GA - Co-worker to Dad & Uncle   May 04, 2012


Wade, Sheila, And Chad,

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot describe the hurt that I feel for your family. Zach was a very fine young man. May God be with you and your family through this difficult time. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Love from,

Joey, Penny, Daniel, Ethan

Posted by Penny - Douglasville, GA   May 04, 2012


Wade, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

Posted by Sandra Burrows Ninis - Carrollton, GA - Friend of the Family   May 04, 2012


We never had the opportunity to meet your brother, but our hearts are broken for you and your parents. Please know that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. We love you...

Posted by Kristen and Joshua Gronberg - Villa Rica, GA - Friend    May 04, 2012


To the family of Zach Crenshaw:
We were so sorry to hear the news of Zach’s sudden passing. On behalf of Mrs. Mary and Don’s friends & co-workers at the DCSS Transportation/Fleet department, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you all comfort and peace through your fondest memories.

Posted by DCSS - Transportation/Fleet Department - Douglasville, GA - Friends/Co-Workers of Mary & Don   May 04, 2012


Sheila Wade and Chad,
We know there are no words that can comfort the pain that you are feeing. We are so heart broken for your loss. We have been apart of each others family for 19 years and watched Zach became a wonderful younge man. We will miss him very much and can only pray that God will provide the comfort to get your family through this difficult time.

We love you all,
Tina, Mark, Teylor and Brooke

Posted by Tina Adams    May 04, 2012

Beth, Dena, and Family,
I am so truly sorry for the loss of Zachary. It is so hard to understand the sudden loss of someone we love due to someone else's careless behavior or actions. God has this young man and his friend in His loving hands and while this does not end the pain of loving him, I hope it brings some comfort to all of you!

Posted by Dale Milan - Douglasville, GA - Friend of the family   May 04, 2012

In sympathy and friendship .. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

From everyone at HJS of Wisconsin.

Posted by HJS of Wisconsin - Waukesha, WI - Professional Relationship   May 04, 2012


I pray for peace , you will truly be missed

Posted by Beth Lonnie and kids - Douglasville, GA - Cousin   May 04, 2012

Sweet boy, I'm so sorry. It was too soon. You will always be loved and never forgotten! Miss you. I know you're smiling and looking down from heaven. We will see you again soon. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Emma Brooks - Douglasville, GA - Friend   May 04, 2012

So sorry to hear about Zach..... If you need an ear, I'm here!!!

Posted by Crystal Tatum Rood - Roopville, GA - friend of family   May 04, 2012

Just as Zach and Matt will forever be linked in friendship, we will forever share your pain. We are so terribly sorry for your loss.

The Family of Matthew Miller

Posted by Mike Weston    May 04, 2012


Big O and I are neighbors and relatives of Don and Mary and we have met at their home. We are so saddened by your terrible loss. We have been praying for the entire Crenshaw family since we heard of the accident. Please know that we will continue to hold you up in our thoughts and prayers, as you begin your healing process. If anyone in the Crenshaw family needs anything that we can provide, do not hesitate to call upon us.

Posted by Big O & Lynn Otis - Douglasville, GA - Friend of family   May 04, 2012

Wade, Sheila and Chad- Our hearts are breaking for your family in the loss of Zach. There are no words that can be of comfort to you because we know how deeply your hearts are broken. Just know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of your loving son and brother and may those memories give you the strength to see you through this. With love, Jimmy, Sharon, Ryan and Lindsay Tompkins.

Posted by Jimmy, Sharon, Ryan and Lindsay Tompkins - Whitesburg, GA - Friend   May 04, 2012

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Becky and Carroll Price - douglasville, GA - friend of family   May 04, 2012


Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Zach was a Good young man, always ready with a smile, and a pleasant comment. He was a regular face here at our house and he will be very much missed but always in our thoughts and memories. Our house is full of tears today for you, for Zach, and for the loss we all share and feel. He was Ryan's Best Friend, he will be very much missed. The Pepin Family will Pray for God to embrace your family, and help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Dennis Pepin - Winston, GA - Friend, Father of Ryan Pepin   May 04, 2012

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when i did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.”
Today for life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same day
There’s no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Thought there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you’re free.
So won’t you take my hand
And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For everytime you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.

Posted by Theresa Samples - Douglasville, GA - Friend   May 03, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Erik & Shawna Larson - Carrollton , GA   May 03, 2012


Sheila, Wade and Chad, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you to comfort you during this time. God Bless you and your family, The Sorrell Family

Posted by Carl and Darlene Sorrell - Douglasville, GA - Friend   May 03, 2012


Wade, Sheila and Chad our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything. I remember holding Zach as a newborn and what a beautiful baby he was. He was such a sweet boy with a quick smile.

Posted by Steve, Deedee & Drew Ward - McDonough, GA - friend   May 03, 2012


Wade and Sheila:

My heart is heavy knowing the pain you are feeling right now. May God give you the strength to get through the darkness. Hold on to the light that Zachary brought to this world and to your life. His spirit will be forever with you. God bless you and your family. My prayers are going strong.

Posted by Heidi King - Alpharetta, GA - Friend of family   May 03, 2012


May you feel God's peace and comfort at this time of grief. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Niki Smalls - Charlotte, , NC   May 03, 2012

There are no words that I could possibly say to give you comfort. Please just know that you are all in my prayers during this time. I know that God will wrap his arms around you and give you the strength to get through this. I love you all dearly

Posted by Carla Cagle - Douglasville, GA   May 03, 2012


Im so very sorry your your loss, Please know that your family is in my prayers!

Posted by Diane McCormick - Douglasville, GA - Friend of Family   May 03, 2012

The staff of Whitley Garner at Rosehaven extends our deepest sympathy to the Crenshaw family.

Posted by Don Greene - Douglasville, GA   May 03, 2012

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