Gaylin Wiley Crenshaw
July 30, 1951-March 23, 2019
Born in Warren, Ohio
Resided in St. Petersburg, FL
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Gaylin Wiley Crenshaw, mother of 3 and grandmother of 2, passed away at the age of 67 in St. Petersburg, FL. Gaylin was born on July 30, 1951 in Warren, Ohio to Clyde Wiley and Virginia (Wiley) Sprangers. Soon after, she moved to St. Petersburg where she lived most of her life. She was a graduate of Boca Ciega High School and she was the Children’s Minister at Pasadena Community Church for 36 years before retiring in 2009. She was married to James N. Crenshaw for 32 years and together they raised 3 children.
Gaylin had a passion for arts and crafts, making colorful and ornate accessories and jewelry. Having grown up a dancer, she also had a life-long passion for dance. She shared her work and creativity with the dance community by designing accessories for countless generations of young dancers. She adored children and was a loving influence in the lives of all those fortunate enough to spend time with her. She also was an avid University of Florida supporter. She loved everything Gators and particularly enjoyed watching football games and proudly wearing all of her Gator apparel.
Gaylin was preceded in death by her husband, James Crenshaw, her father, Clyde Wiley, her step-father, Wally Sprangers and her brother Jeffery Wiley. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Sprangers, her 3 children, Brent Crenshaw, Jaimee C. Dresdner and her husband, Lawrence and Mackenzee C. Randolph and her husband, Denzil, and her 2 grandchildren, Abbigail and Baron Dresdner. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Ed and Sylvia Russell and nieces and nephew, Kim McFadden, Michele Russell, Joslyn Daignault, Jarrod Wiley and Christina Barnes and families.
Should you wish to send the family a card, please address them to 4050 25th Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713.
A celebration of life gathering will take place at Pasadena Community Church in the Life Enrichment Center on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Please come as you please.