Deanna Maureen Callender

March 6, 1954 - January 18, 2017
Deanna Maureen Callender

Deanna Maureen Callender, age 62, of Castle Hayne, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born in Detroit, MI on March 6, 1954, the daughter of Anthony Elzerman and Dorothy Burlison Elzerman.

Deanna worked as a Respiratory Therapist in the Healthcare business.

She is survived by her daughter Nicole and husband Chris Grindstaff of Hampstead NC (grandkids Jin & Jade), son Kirk and wife Ashley Callender of Grand Blanc, MI (grandkids Hailey, Kayla, Noah & Liam), sister Debbie and husband Bob Harris of Lake Orion, MI and nieces and nephews.

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  • January 25, 2017
    Marilyn Bunker says:
    I am so sorry to hear about my childhood neighbor and playmate. We sure had fun running between our houses, playing hide & seek and in the sprinkler. May Deanna rest in peace. With sincere sympathy, Marilyn

  • January 25, 2017
    Carolyn Harrington says:
    What a nice picture of Deanna. It's been such a long hard struggle for all of you. Nikki, you have been one awesome daughter. Always staying close to your mom. And Debbie, losing your sister, I am so sad for you. God bless you all.

  • January 25, 2017
    Nancy Bunker says:
    To all of Deanna's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Deanna was one of my best friends and I will miss her terribly. We have known each other for 60+ years and maintained our friendship throughout, even when she moved out of state. We've been through so many milestones together- marriages, divorces, and deaths of parents. We also shared many fun times together- our entire childhood on Panama and beyond. Our families were very close. I will miss her so much. Nikki, thank you for allowing me to say goodbye. You have been the best daughter. She was so blessed to have you. I love your mom as a sister. Debbie, I cannot imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and love are with you all. Nancy

  • January 26, 2017
    Cheryl (Bunker) McClelland says:
    So sorry to hear about Deanna. She's now at peace and flying with the angels. She will be missed.