Remembering Reverend Oliver Franklin Deen

Services for Reverend Oliver Franklin Deen will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Reverend Joey Rudisill, Reverend Morris Goins and Reverend Lloyd Whitman officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Williana.

Pallbearers honored to serve are Derek Deen, Gavin Deen, Calvin Hebert, Ray Morrow, Connor Morrow, Mike Spears and Chris Brunson. Honorary pallbearers are Melvin Brunson, Glenn Simmons and James Paulk.

The family requests visitation be held Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Hixson Brothers, Pineville from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Rev. Deen, 83, of Pineville passed from this life, Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

He has been an ordained minister for 63 years and has pastored many churches across Louisiana and in Texas. He was intentional about sharing Christ wherever he went and loved serving others. He loved to sing, play guitar and his upright bass. Through the years, he has served as chaplain for Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief and for the Cotile Volunteer Fire Department. For the past year and a half, he has resided at The Oaks Care Center in Pineville where he had the opportunity to continue to minister and share the Gospel and was proud to be voted as President of the Residents.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Melda Elizabeth Brunson Deen; parents, Robert Lee and Ida Marie Sherwood Deen; brother, Sherwood Deen and sister, Golda Lee Deen.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Derek Alan Deen and his wife, April; daughters, Elizabeth Deen Hebert and her husband, Calvin, Jill Deen Morrow and her husband, Ray, Rebecca Deen Spears and her husband, Mike; six grandchildren; a host of other family members and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Oaks Care Center and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. A very special thanks to Dr. Kelly Letsinger for going above and beyond in caring for our loved one until he took his final breath.