Deena Michelle Halstead Zimmerman received the precious gift of life on April 16, 1973 in Dothan, Alabama bringing joy to her parents, Debra Barnes Matthews and Harold Dean Halstead. Deena went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 45.
A 1991 graduate of Spruce Creek High School in Daytona Beach, Deena furthered her education at Chipola College receiving a degree in Nursing and certification in Cosmetology. She was employed at Graceville Correctional Facility as a Registered Nurse and was a former employee at Jackson Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roswell and Herberta Jenings Barnes and paternal grandfather, Harold Halstead.
Her love and memories will live on through her daughter, Madison Nicole; son, Mason Cole; parents, Debra and Chris Matthews of Marianna, Dean and Robyn Halstead of Pensacola; brother, Michael Shane Halstead and wife Tammi of Panama City Beach; sister, Tara Halstead of Pensacola; stepbrother, William (Will) Clarence Green and wife Sarah of Pensacola; stepsister, Valerie Nicole (Nikki) Manges and husband David of Japan; paternal grandmother, Hope Halstead of Pensacola; also a niece, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and friends.
Deena was a sassy free spirit who loved spending time at the beach and with her family. Her beautiful infectious smile welcomed in many friends with her keen sense of humor.
A service celebrating Deena’s life will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:00p.m. at Rivertown Community Church (RCC) with Pastors Paul Smith and Lavon Pettis officiating. Private interment will take place at Bayview Cemetery in Pensacola with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.