Charles E. Crabtree, 54, went to sleep in Jesus May 14, 2020, from a stroke in Metairie, Louisiana.
Charles “Chip” was born November 2, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles R. Crabtree (deceased) and Justina L. Sanchez.
He attended grade and Jr. High School at Jefferson Heights Junior Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated high school in 1983 from Bass Memorial Academy, located in Lumberton, Mississippi. He also attended the University of New Orleans for several years before graduating from the New Orleans Police Department Training Academy in 2002. He then worked as a security officer for the University Medical Center in New Orleans until he became disabled due to chronic health issues.
Charles enjoyed many sports and was a diehard New Orleans Saints fan.
He is survived by his daughter Hannah Crabtree, of Sunnyside, WA; his mother, Justina “Lucy” Crabtree of Metairie, LA; three sisters, Marlene Canizales (Rafael) of Kettering, OH, Myra LeBlanc (John) of Metairie, LA and Issabel Crabtree (David Strahan) of Chattanooga, TN.
He is also survived by two nieces, Alexandra Canizales of Colton, CA and Liliana Strahan of Chattanooga, TN, and three nephews, Christian Canizales, of Colton, CA, Rafael “Tonio” Canizales of Colton, CA and Macklin Strahan of Chattanooga, TN.
He was preceded in death by his sister Lorna Crabtree and father, Charles R. Crabtree.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001. Visitation will take place from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place immediately after in Garden of Memories Cemetery. To leave condolences or send flowers please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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