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Interment following funeral service

Kibbiefield Cemetery
Saturday May 9th, 2020

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Funeral Service

Livingston Church Of God In Christ
Saturday May 9th, 2020

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Eric Criswell Sr.

Eric Criswell

January 11, 1976 - May 3, 2020

Funeral Services for Eric DeAndre Criswell Sr., 44, of Livingston, Texas will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 am with Elder Lang Prescott III officiating. Internment will follow at Kibbiefield Cemetery. Eric was born January 11, 1976 in Livingston, Texas to parents Shirley Criswell and Milton Baldwin, and he passed away May 3, 2020 in Galveston, Texas.

Eric grew up in Livingston, Texas, and attended public schools at Livingston ISD where he graduated in 1995. After graduating he attended Tyler Junior College on a football scholarship where he majored in criminal justice.

He accepted Christ at a very early age and united with the Livingston Church of God In Christ where he sang in the choir, and learned how to play the keyboard. Eric worked for Georgia Pacific for a number of years.

In 2006 Eric met Brittany and in 2013 he married her the love of his life. To this union two children were born. Eric loved the Lord, sports, outdoors, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal Grandparents; Brother: Shamel Donnel Baldwin; Aunts and Uncles.

He leaves to cherish his memories: A loving and devoted wife: Brittany Criswell; a loving and devoted mother: Shirley Jean Criswell; father: Milton Baldwin (Sadie); children: Erica Michelle Criswell, E.J. Criswell, Jacoby Criswell, Jamariya Harrell, Ja’Miracle Criswell, JaShawn Banks; sisters: Erica Monique Criswell (Holly), Elvira Ross, Shaunta Phipps, Crystal Qualls, Qushaunda Fields; brothers: Jamar Criswell (Dyneisha) DeWayne Thomas (Tia), Dexter Wright. A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Benny King, Charlie Joe King Jr., Brandon Prescott, DeRodrick Simpson, Gerry Chandler Jr., Michael Wyatt, Ralph Figgs Jr., Terrance Prescott

Honorary Pallbearers: Dewayne Thomas, Jamar Criswell Sr., Jamar Criswell Jr., Javairi Criswell, Javen Criswell, Cameron Neal, Edwin Gray

Due to the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19 funeral directors ask that you wear a face mask and gloves to the services.

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I Miss you big cuz, Thank you for sharing so much love, basketball knowledge and positive energy with me. Always looked up to you and I will never forget the good times. Love Tommy (Lil Cuz) Jackson

Tommy Jackson May 14 2020 12:00 AM

To the Criswell family Brittney, children, mother Shirley ,Erica and Jamar and entire family. May God unfailing love comfort, strengthen and bring peace during this most difficult time of your loss now and in the days to come.Tanya Hutchinson and family

Tanya Hutchinson May 8 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to know of Erics passing, but knowing God has him right now is a comfort for you all Im sure. Hugs and prayers Brittney and for your sweet children ! Shirley I know your heart is broken too. Lifting you and the family up in prayers and I feel your pain. God bless. Love, Sue Gaston Coward

Sue Gaston Coward May 5 2020 12:00 AM

Praying for strength and comfort for the entire Criswell family.

Sandra Carr May 4 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Crisswell family especially his mom, Shirley, sister Erica... May God guide the caregivers of his children and bring peace and comfort to all of his loved ones.

Marvline Renae May 4 2020 12:00 AM

Eric was a man who loved his family. My heart goes out to all of you. Prayers for peace.

Karen Jones May 4 2020 12:00 AM

Rest Peacefully Eric gone to soon but God know BestI will forever be here to comfort your Mother Shirley my Friend ,and Dear Classmate.You were such a Handsome young man .Prayers beings lifted for your Entire Family

Jean May 4 2020 12:00 AM

Sending Prayers And Condolences to His wife Brittany and his children. To His Beautiful Mother Shirley and siblings. May God Comfort and Strengthen each of you during this time. I am here for you Cuzzin, just know God is a present help in the time of troubles!

Rosalind Wright May 4 2020 12:00 AM

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