Louise C. Deen

February 16, 1929June 22, 2019

Louise C. Deen, age 90, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. Louise was born on February 16, 1929 in Baxley, Georgia to Jackson and Julia Leggett. Louise was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved her Lord and Savior, and will be forever remembered by her family and friends as a true woman of faith and love. Louise left a beautiful legacy behind that her family will forever remember and cherish.

Louise is survived by her son, Ronald Steven Deen and daughter-in-law, Melanie Brown Deen; grandchildren Ryan Steven Deen (Kalan Ashley Deen), Jill Renee Colbert (Courtney Corey), Heather Michelle Forshee (Colby Forshee), and Whitney Danielle Deen; great-grandchildren Jackson Thomas Deen, Bennett Wesley Deen, Jace Daniel Forshee, James Caleb Ward, and Blair Nickole Ward; and brothers Leon Leggett (Peggy Leggett) and Royce Leggett (Alice Leggett). She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Junior Deen; one daughter, Nancy Lorraine Colbert; and her son, Henry Lamar Deen.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home. The family will gather with friends for a reception at First Coast Baptist Church, 7587 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244, after the funeral and graveside committal service. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, is serving the family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 27, 2019


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Marybell Cruz

July 1, 2019

I know Mrs. Deen when i was going to first coast baptist and i can say this much that she was one of the kindness lady i have ever met and she had such a good heart...
I am so glad i got to meet her R.I.P it will be so strange not seeing you when i go to church
Thank you for your kindness and your good hearted person you are you will be miss.


Sherry Sanders

June 27, 2019

I’ve known Mrs. Dean since I was a child. Lorraine and I were good friends., we went to school together. She always set us straight if we were doing something wrong. She always greeted us. I’ll miss you Mrs. Dean, love you.

Laura Hammonds

June 26, 2019

My husband and I have known Mrs. Deen for 26 yrs. She would watch my son come from school everyday to make sure he would get inside the house okay. Many times when things were bothering me , I would go and talk to her and she would give me some well needed advice and guidance. As she got older and wasn't able to get around like she wanted I to, I would go over and sit with her. We live across the street from her and it won't be the same. I will truly miss her. My prayers go out to her family.

Warm regards

Lee & Thelma Jones

June 25, 2019

We were fortunate to become friends with Louise when we joined First Coast Baptist over 25 yrs ago. She was always such a sweet, sweet lady. She was also feisty and wouldn't hesitate to set you straight if she thought you needed to be! She and I would joke when we were together about being "Thelma and Louise!"

Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend her services. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family.

Bonnie Blackman Baron

June 25, 2019

To all,
Mrs. Deen was a good person. My times around her, were full of laughter. She lived long and hard, loving her family.
God Bless
Bonnie BlackmanBaron

Mary Blackman

June 25, 2019

The family of Louise Deen: my sincere condolences to all of this pretty lady’s family. She loved each and everyone of you. She shared her smiles with everyone she ever met. The gates of Heaven opened wide for her entrance. Sincerely, Mary W. Blackman


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