In Memory of






Obituary for Jessie Lea Sanders Crooks (Sanders)

Funeral services celebrating the life of Jessie Lea Sanders Crooks will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lou Gordon officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Crooks will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Big Island Baptist Church Cemetery in Deville, Louisiana.

Mrs. Crooks, age 90 of Deville, Louisiana entered eternal rest peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Oak Haven Community Care Center, Center Point, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willie Crooks; her parents, Alonza Washington Sanders and Mary Elizaberth Sanders; her brothers, Earl Sanders, Dal Sanders, and Joe Sanders; and her son-in-law, Rodney Hickman.

She is survived by her children, Shelton Crooks (Rhonda), and Gail Hickman; her 5 grandchildren, Renee David, Zach Crooks, Nathaniel Crooks (Erin), Randy Hickman, and Kayla DeWilde (James); her 7 great grandchildren, Kale David, Kaden David, Cameron Crooks, Trevor Crooks, Brady Crooks, Kasey DeWilde, and Kaydence DeWilde; her great great granddaughter, Andilyn David; and a host of nephews, nieces, other family and friends.

Jessie was an avid gardener who loved taking care of all her flowers. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In accordance with COVID restrictions, the family is requesting that all attendees wear a mask and refrain from shaking hands and hugging. To extend online condolences for the Crooks family, please visit