Copeland Ebenezer Crisson, Sr.

February 20, 1929November 8, 2018

Copeland Ebenezer Crisson, Sr. “Criss” 1929-2018

Copeland Ebenezer Crisson, Sr “Criss”, 89, born February 20, 1929 to William Henry Crisson, Sr and Mary Lillian Astwood Crisson, passed away peacefully at home November 8, 2018, after a brief illness. Criss was a retired pipe fitter and more recently car shuttler at Pensacola International Airport for Avis-Budget Rental Car. He was a devout Christian and long-term member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and Choir, Golden Echos and 4 His Glory. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Jannie, and infant son Henry Winford. He is survived by his brother Edwin (Anita) Crisson; children: Susan (Stuart) Diamond, Flora Lea (Gerald) Cofield, Copeland Ebenezer (Pamela) Crisson, Jr, Sharon (Felipe) Crisson-Gandarilla, Mary Crisson and David (Jennifer) Crisson; grandchildren: Deedra Lea (Wesley) Richerson, Duane Diamond, April (Brandon) Reeves, Dustin (Frances) Diamond, Drew (Hannah) Diamond, Copeland Ebenezer (Amy) Crisson, III, Oliver (Megan) Crisson, Dillon W Diamond, Lindsey Wills-Vertz, Lauryn (Brianna) Crisson, Jesse Drain, Evan Crisson, Kori Vertz, Itzel Gandarilla, Ty Vertz and Leah Gandarilla; and great grandchildren: Abby Richerson, Adan Diamond, Landon Reeves, Dillon Diamond, Eli Diamond, Zeke Crisson, Jude Crisson and Mackenzie Crisson. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caring and loving staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, Baptist Health Care and a special thanks to close friends Eric and Doris Fryer, and cherished church family. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, immediately followed by a service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bayview Fisher-Pou Funeral Home.


  • Edwin (Anita) Crisson, Brother
  • Susan (Stuart) Diamond, Daughter
  • Flora Lea (Gerald) Cofield, Daughter
  • Copeland Ebenezer (Pamela) Crisson Jr., Son
  • Sharon (Felipe) Crisson-Gandarilla, Daughter
  • Mary Crisson, Daughter
  • David (Jennifer) Crisson, Son
  • Deedra Lea (Wesley) Richerson, Granddaughter
  • Duane Diamond, Grandson
  • April (Brandon) Reeves, Granddaughter
  • Dustin (Frances) Diamond, Grandson
  • Drew (Hannah) Diamond, Grandson
  • Copeland Ebenezer (Amy) Crisson III, Grandson
  • Oliver (Megan) Crisson, Grandson
  • Dillon W. Diamond, Grandson
  • Lindsey Wills-Vertz, Granddaughter
  • Lauryn (Brianna) Crisson, Granddaughter
  • Jesse Drain, Grandson
  • Evan Crisson, Grandson
  • Kori Vertz, Granddaughter
  • Itzel Gandarilla, Granddaughter
  • Ty Vertz, Grandson
  • Leah Gandarilla, Granddaughter
  • Abby Richerson, Great Granddaughter
  • Adan Diamond, Great Grandson
  • Landon Reeves, Great Grandson
  • Dillon Diamond, Great Grandson
  • Eli Diamond, Great Grandson
  • Zeke Crisson, Great Grandson
  • Jude Crisson, Great Grandson
  • Mackenzie Crisson, Great Granddaughter
  • Jannie Crisson, Wife
  • Henry Winford, Son


  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 11, 2018

Copeland Ebenezer Crisson, Sr.

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Roger Calloway

November 9, 2018

I worked for and with Criss at Carroll construction for a number of years and grew quite fond of him.Criss was a very unique individual. He is going home to be with Jannie. Because of the way Criss lived his life he was a big inspiration to me and because of him and others like him that God put in my life ,I am now a Decon at Floridatown Baptist Church. I will think of him often and look forward to seeing him again.