Julie Crenshaw, age 55, of Rockford, IL passed peacefully on April 25th, 2021 at Swedish American Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones. A longtime homemaker, Julie brought happiness into the life of her first husband Kenneth Parker, Cherry Valley, IL and together raised a beautiful son who also tragically passed earlier this year. Julie would later go on to meet her longtime partner and eventual second husband Robert, whom together nurtured a second son. Survived by her husband, son, grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews, Julie also leaves behind her loving pets and a multitude of friends she considered family.
Julie would make her warm embrace felt to all who entered her home by offering warm meals, long conversations, or an opportunity to rest if weary. Her instinctive motherly traits explained her affinity towards animals, nature, and good-hearted souls, and she would do anything within her ability to make someone smile and laugh.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at 12 PM and 1PM respectively at Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road, on Saturday, May 15th. Those who cannot attend will have the opportunity to stream services from the Brooke Road United Methodist Facebook page. A memorial reception will follow services at the SM&SF Club, 1010 Sandy Hollow Road. Memorial gifts or flowers can be directed to Brooke Road United Methodist.
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