Serena Jean Largent the daughter of Joseph and Mary Alice (Jefferies) McQueen was born June 24, 1923 in Penbrook, Ontario, Canada and she departed this life on April 3, 2019 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 10 days.
Serena loved life and she enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was very active in the Episcopal Church before her health got bad and she stayed very involved with the church activities. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and Europe. She enjoyed getting her hair done and she always wanted to look her best. She loved going to Broadway shows and tried to see as many as she could. Her family was the most important to her, she loved her kids and grandkids and she enjoyed spending time with them. Serena touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William Henry Largent; her daughter Janet Ann Largent; her brother Gilbert McQueen; and her sister Elizabeth McQueen.
She is survived by a loving family which includes her daughter Ali Largent of Tahlequah; her grandchildren Brandy Shackelford of Muskogee, Joshua Gray and wife Micaela of Tahlequah, and Preston Gray and wife Danyelle of Poteau; her great grandchildren Levi Buchanan of Tahlequah, Dalton Buchanan and wife Laken of Muskogee, Wyatt Shackelford of Muskogee, Kierstn Gray and Hayden Gray both of Poteau, Gatlynn Gray of Tahlequah; and her great-great grandchild Kamden Buchanan of Muskogee. Several friends, other relatives, and loved ones also survive her.
I always enjoyed our visits in Muskogee. It was a treat to walk to your house and spend time with you, Uncle Bill, Alice, and Brandy. I will always have fond memories of those days. The last time I saw you was February 15, 2003 - the day my dad died. It was so sweet of you and Brandi to drive down here to show your respect I only wish I would have taken the time to come there and visit I thought of you often, as I do Brandy and Alice. There's no doubt in my mind that you in heaven watching over us and I feel blessed to have another guardian angel. You will be missed.
Alice and Brandy, my deepest condolences to you both. I wish I could be there with you. Unfortunately, work is busy and it's hard for me to get away in the middle of the week. Please know I love you both and am with you in spirit Hugs to both of you.
May peace be with you. ❤️
Jean (Largent) Skinner
Jean SkinnerMelissa, TX
You picked me up,
And held me tight,
And said you loved me
I know you're looking over me,
Flying way up above the clouds,
But what I miss the most
Are all of the sounds.
I want to hear your voice,
Not just in a dream, but for real,
To tell me that you're happy,
And I can tell you how I feel.
I'll try to move on, but I know
It's not gonna happen, but I will try.
What hurts the most
Is I never got to say goodbye..
Brandy ShackelfordMuskogee, OK