Donald Wade Deason
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, he died unexpectedly Friday, March 6, 2009, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a CPA and a resident of Greenwell Springs. He was 61, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and a native of Talladega County, Ala. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ron Lowrey. Interment in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Sandra King Deason; three daughters, Pamela Lynn Deason, Michelle Heck and Margot Fountain; a sister, Carol Bierley; and eight grandchildren, Sam, Meghan, Ross, Katherine, Lee, Tripp, Alex and Londyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Irene Deason. Pallbearers will be Oby Semmes, Gregg Brooks, Todd Evans, Tripp Heck, Ross Taylor and Lee Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Efferson, Gene McKee and Sherman King. He was a true outdoorsman and an avid deer hunter. He was a graduate of the LSU School of Accounting.
Published by The Advocate from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2009.
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Oh my dear papa, I can not believe this is true. I tell mom everyday, "I want my papa back." I still do not believe you are not here with us. The brisket you made for us the night before your surgery was so good. I would never have imagined it would have been our last meal together. There is so much more I would have told you. You even got up the morning of your surgery and made mom coffee knowing you could not have any. You were so worried about "bubba" and I assured you over and over again I would take great care of him. I thank God I was able to hug you and tell you I loved you the morning you left the house for the surgery and again before you went in to surgery. You know how much I love you and respect you. I promise I will be here to take care of mom. I know you loved her dearly and she misses you so much. I can not wait for the day when I will see you again. I love and miss you so much papa.
Michelle Heck
March 16, 2009
Ms. Sandra and Family,
I was looking to see if a friend of ours (that had passed this week) had their obituary posted and wow, I was surprised and very saddened to see Don's obituary. I am especially sad for you all. It has been something like 25 and more years since i've seen Don. I can still hear him in his southern drawl calling me, "C.T." He used to call me that when we all worked together when Vince and Don were CPA partners. I often think of the Morella and Deason crew, but I never expected to hear about anyone especially Don's sudden and very early passing. I pray comfort to you and your families. He will be missed as I miss them all. Time goes by too quickly. Take care of yourselves and God bless.
Cheryl"C.T." Thibodeaux Dufour
March 15, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I know you are still in shock. May your memories get you through these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you. DiAnn
DiAnn Anders
March 12, 2009
Sandra, Michelle, Margot, Pam and family :
Please know that I am thinking of you and understand your grief. You were there during a special time in my life that I will never forget. I am sorry I could not be with you, I was out of the country. I will always remember Dons humor and kindness. Always try to stay a close family and lean on each other during this difficult time. Family means more than anything...Love you..
Pam Denicola-Magee
March 11, 2009
michelle,you are in my thougths nad sorry i could not be there with you.give your mom my love.

susan guillory
March 11, 2009

March 10, 2009
I was saddened to hear of Don's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Goldie & Dale LeBlanc
March 9, 2009
Sandra, Michelle, Margot, Pam,
I'm so sorry about Don he was a
great guy. I will always remember
how kind he was to my mom, and
dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you my hearts hurts for you.
Sandra even though you aren't in our family any more we still love very much. Margot and Michelle I will always love you both, you hold
a special place in my heart
Love Phyllis Redmond
Phyllis Redmond
March 9, 2009
While attending LSU I had a part time job as an errand girl just off of Monterrey. One of those errands was taking documents to Mr. Don and Mrs. Sandra to get notarized. That was 10+ years ago now, but I always remembered how nice both of you were. And I still think of you both when I pass your office.
Mrs. Sandra, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Angie Lee
March 9, 2009
Dear Sandra,
Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. We really liked you and Don. We bought our land from you 10 years ago. Again, we are so sorry and are praying for you and your family.
Nancy and Bill Ray
Nancy Ray
March 9, 2009
Mrs. Sandra, Michelle, Meghan, Katherine and Tripp,
I couldn't have been more surprised when I heard the news of Mr. Don. I can't stop thinking of Mrs. Sandra. You all hold such a special place in my heart and if there is anything at all I can do for any of you, please don't hesitate to ask. I love all of you very much.
Lani Guilbeau
March 9, 2009
Don was a great man that I loved dearly. We are so sorry for your great unexpected loss. Don touched our family in so many ways. I looked up to Don and thought the world of him. He was my best friend. Your family will be in our thoughts and if you need anything at all please don't hesitate to call on us!
Obie Semmes
March 9, 2009
An old friend who helped me with accounting years ago. My sympathy to all of his beloved family.
Fred Dent
March 8, 2009
Mrs. Michelle, Meghan, Katherine, and Tripp-

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kim Parish
March 8, 2009
Mrs. Sandra, Pam, and all family,

I'm so very sorry to hear of this news. Mr. Don hired me at 16 years old...I still remember our interview and the dress I had on! I also remember calling my family in excitement when I got the job! I ended up working for him for almost 4 years. He taught me so very much in many ways. What I learned from him and his guidance is the reason I pursued a degree in Accounting. I wouldn't be in this field today if it wasn't for him and the opportunity he gave me. His work ethic and attention to detail has rubbed off on me. I know he loved his family very much. I also remember how much he loved being outside and hunting. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. All of you will remain in my thoughts in prayers.
Brittani Adams
March 8, 2009
Don is such a special person, and he is now truly in a wonderful place. Our prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anyhting you need please let us be there for you.
Barry Brooks & Michelle Thomas
March 8, 2009
We are so very sorry to here about Don. Don was our CPA also, he was a great person and friend, we have known him for a long time. Sandra , Michelle, Meghan and all your family I will be praying for you. He will be greatly missed.
Valerie Wells
March 8, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Remember Pam, that all of your fellow co-workers are thinking of you and your family.

God Bless you and your Family. If there is anything we or I can do please don't hesitate to let us know.
March 8, 2009
Nanny, sorry that I can't be there. Just want you to know that papa was a special person and will be greatly missed by myself and many others. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wallace Heck
March 8, 2009
Sandra, MJ and I were sad to hear about Don's passing. Know that you are in our prayers and that we will be available to help you any way we can in the future. Love, Tim and MJ
Tim Fabre
March 8, 2009
Don was such a nice person. He was our CPA for years. Always there to answer questions. He would always take the time to have a pleasant conversation about issues that had nothing to do with business. We will miss him. To his family,you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Pattie LaBorde
March 8, 2009
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