On March 22, 2017 at 12:40am Daisy Lee Crooks Sligh transited into heaven while a patient at Hinkle Hospice House of Lexington in Lexington, North Carolina. Born to the late Thomas and Alberta Suber Crooks on December 13, 1936 in Newberry, South Carolina.
She was united in marriage to the late James Willie Sligh until January11, 1996. They were married for 41 blissful years. To this union they had one daughter, Evelyn Sligh Baxter. As a mother and homemaker, Daisy was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends.
During Daisy’s youthful years, she enjoyed playing softball as a pitcher. Her teammates depended on her to be the homerun hitter. The Atlanta Braves was her favorite baseball team. Later she acquired the love of bowling. She was a sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching her grandchildren, she never missed their games! She was one of the hardest workers they had, when it came to fundraising for her grandchildren’s activities.
Daisy was employed with Stroupe Mirror as a glass cutter. After retiring, she enjoyed walking around Thomasville collecting cans. This was her way of making a difference in her community. Daisy then would wind down with “Lulu” to watch Wheels of Fortune, The Price in Right and Family Feud while nibbling on her chocolate.
In addition to her parents, Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, James Willie Sligh, a great-grandchild, Bless Baxter Robinson; two brothers, Thomas Crooks, Jr., and Willie Eddie Crooks, a sister, Geneva Bishop and “Lulu” who was very protective.
Daisy is survived by her only daughter, Evelyn (Willie) Baxter of Thomasville, NC; two grandchilren, Tamarah “Sistah RaNeemah Moon” (Jeremiah) Baxter of Trinty, NC and Terrence (Consuela) Baxter of Mienheumer, NC; three great-grandchildren, Jairez Baxter, Muhammad Alami, and J’Bria Colson ; a special loved one, Akin Robinson; a brother, Robert (Lemon) Crooks of Newberry, SC; three sisters, Mary Suber Love of Detroit, MI, Lillie Mae Washington and Doris (Nura Ray) both of Newberry, SC, a uncle, James Suber of Newberry, SC, a sister-in-law, Beverly (Charles) Brown of Newberry, SC; a very special caregiver, Rebecca Sawyers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.