Celeste Dean Vanasse
August 28, 1931 – February 21, 2018
Celeste Dean Boyce Vanasse was Henri's "better half" for 64 years; Cheryl and Marty's (Penny) Mama; Misti's (Marcus) Nana; great-grandmother to Henri Lukas, who was the apple of her eye; daughter of Annie and William "Uncle Tom"; sister to Marylou Annie "Sister", Jacob "Bubba" (Maude), William "Gene" (May), Margaret (Leslie), Gwen (Alton), and Joyce (Tommy); aunt, great-aunt, and great-great aunt "Tay" to many; friend to all. She was kind, generous, firm but loving, and tenderhearted. She enjoyed reading, staying up late solving word puzzles, coffee, playing Bingo, and spending time with her family. She was a talented seamstress, fantastic cook, thoughtful and sentimental gift giver, and wise. Skillful in the written word, her letter writing talent was unmatched. Russell Stover candy was her preference. Sweet tea was her specialty. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and patience. Her quick wit, loving spirit, and peaceful presence will be missed endlessly.
A celebration of her life service will be conducted at 2pm Saturday, February 24, 2018 with Bro. Terry Carver officiating at Eastland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation with the family will be held Friday from 4pm until 8pm and Saturday from 12pm until 2pm at the funeral home.
- Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
Celeste Dean Vanasse
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February 25, 2018
My prayers that God will reach down and take all her family in his arms and comfort each one....Prepare to meet her again one day because we all will cross that river one day....Love to each of you. Clara Hegwood (Montevallo, AL
Debi (Henry) Cook-Rife
February 24, 2018
I will never forget "Strolling Down Memory Lane" Cheryl.....I can never hear that and 'not' think of your mom. I can't tell you how sorry I am. I have nothing but good memories of her of how sweet she was and the love she had for you and Marty growing up. Keeping you, Marty, Henri and your family in my prayers. Jesus has her now......you will see her again and you can take that 'Walk Down Memory Lane' once more. Love you!
Tim and Lori Odom
February 23, 2018
Praying for the family during this difficult time. Celeste was a very special lady who will be remembered by all whose lives she touched. We love you all!