Daisy Lee Cranshaw Beavers was born August 11, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Thomas Cranshaw and Lee Anna Brown. Daisy had a brother Thomas (deceased), a sister Ruby (deceased) and a brother William. Daisy was united in marriage to the late Gustavis Beavers Sr. on November 1, 1941. Out of this union, three sons were born, Gustavius (deceased), Terence and John. Through the years, Daisy demonstrated her caring nature as she took care of her mother, dad, aunt and husband in the last years of their lives. She professed Jesus Christ in 1959, uniting with Greater First Baptist Church in Detroit. Daisy served as a missionary worker and deaconess, working tireless to help plant new churches. She became a sales associate for Winkelman’s Department Store in Dearborn and retired after 13 years. During these years, Daisy cared for others outside the family; supporting neighbors, congregants and strangers in need, while developing friendships that continued until the day of her passing. In 1982, she and Gus united with the Temple of Faith Missionary Baptist Church where she served with Terry and Benita.
In 1987, Gus and Daisy moved to Kansas City, Missouri and united with Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church. There, Daisy served as a deaconess and then later on the Mother Board. In 2004, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and in 2005 settled in Owasso, Oklahoma, uniting with Grace Baptist Church.
Daisy lived in the home with Jewel, Marguerite (Jewel’s mom) and John and was able to share in countless gatherings and celebrations with four generations of the family. Of her many qualities one that stands out the most is her determination. If you ever wanted a fight, just tell her what she couldn’t do. At age 92, she survived brain surgery to repair double brain bleeds. The rehab staff made the mistake of telling her she would not walk nor ever leave their facility. Two months later she walked out of that facility and returned to our family. She was a great example of hard work, faith, determination, independence and caring for others throughout her life.
Daisy departed this earth on October 25, 2017, at the age of 97. She leaves behind– two sons, Terence (Benita) and John (Jewel); three granddaughters Kelley (Ronald), Jenelle (Sam) and Jeneen (Derick); grandson, Kristopher (Megan); five great grandchildren Kayla, Kennedy, Avery, Elise and Dominik; a brother William; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Road
Leavenworth, KS 66027
Monday – November 6, 2017