Daisy Louise Floyd, the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters, was born to Hazel and Elmer Floyd on July 28, 1932, in Osawatomie, Kan.
On Aug. 23, 1953, she married James Robert Blackburn Sr. They were united for 67 years. From their union they had three children, Linda Louise Jenkins, Sharon Kay Wheeler and James Robert Blackburn Jr.; 11 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Daisy was a very hard worker. She worked for Carolyn Bancroft, an author who wrote books about Colorado. She spent several years as a leader in the Greater Parkhill area Youth Program, which tutored struggling youth. She spent many years as the youth director for Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church. She was the business partner for Jim Blackburn and Sons Carpet and Tile Business. For 15 years she worked as a greeter at Walmart and received the honor of being the Employee of the Month. Not only was she a great employee, she was a beacon of light who touched each soul in a special way.
Daisy was a blessing to many children. DeCarlos Qualls, Andre Shinault and Sonny Daniels were very close to her heart. She claimed them as her own. She saved many children’s lives by making sure they knew Jesus Christ as their Savior. Not only did Daisy have a heart for children, but she never met a stranger in need whom she would not help. She was not ashamed of the gospel and shared it with everyone she met.
Though we know she’s home rejoicing with Jesus now, she will be deeply missed by the many she loved and who loved her.
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