ForeverMissed

This is memorial page dedicated to Toni Crooks, 52, of Lakewood, NJ. Please leave a memory in the "Stories" section below.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

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6250 Highway 9, Howell, NJ 07731


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Friday, August 3, 2018

11 a.m.

Lakewood Funeral Home

Posted by Theresa Bailey on July 26, 2019
When I met Toni for the first time in the late 70s, she automatically was like my own little sister Oh the fun we had she babysat for me and I always felt my babies were in good hands. I will always miss her and will love her!! rest in Peace sweet sister!!
Posted by Dina Hawkins-Strand on July 26, 2019
Time passes, but the memories shall forever remain. The laughs, the tears, the phone calls, were what made us friends.  I know you are resting safely in His arms, for he only keeps the very best.  Gone too soon, but never to be forgotten.
Posted by Dina Hawkins-Strand on August 3, 2018
Toni, from our childhood of 5th street, to the days is working at shoprite and our connections You have always been truly an amazing friend.  I am saddened to see you go because your smile and laughter lit up any room.  But I'm grateful to know this is not a goodbye, it's an until we meet again.
Posted by Theresa Bailey on August 2, 2018
Theresa Thompkins Bailey is with Toni Crooks.
July 26 at 7:52 AM ·
Soooooooo Heartbroken!!! Loving Sis... You have gone home, But I want to thank you for the laughs and with the help and Support you always gave me raising your Niece and Nephew Henry Townsend Jr. and Tia Townsend even tho you helped spoil them rotten LOL And I will never forget all the laughs and great times we had together Such a loving family you come from and you help make it so, So with a very heavy heart and Tears I will say Goodbye... your Beautiful Soul will be missed from this earth and from your friends and family Love You!!! Toni Crooks
Posted by Penny King-Bryson on August 1, 2018
My GIRL!!!
Toni, these words explain my feelings to the "T"!
How do I say goodbye, to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh, outweigh the bad.
I'm feeling real selfish right now because I feel God took u too soon.
Although I know he knew best. I want to hear ur laughter and u calling me Pen-Pen once more.
We had some real moments my friend. Like the times (more than once) I've had to get between u & ppl because they didn't know how real u were. But u let them know they were gonna learn 2day!!! Lol
I will never..... EVER...... forget u my friend!!! Rest in Eternal Peace.
My Angel. Until we unite again. Love ya! ❤️
To Donisha, Donovan & the Crooks Family. I pray God gives u all strength during this most difficult time.
Posted by Kimberly Hargrove on August 1, 2018
To my beloved cousin Toni I can't believe that you have left us to go home but I know that you are in a better place now without anymore suffering.I will cherish the good times with you growing up with so much laughter and fun you brought to our family. Everytime I saw you you asked for you asked about your Aunt Nanline always making sure she was good also making sure there was no-one starting no trouble cause you always said "I got you back cuz and you know how to reach me"! And we never parted with a big hug and kiss and "I Love you and see you soon"! Rest in Heaven you are home now sweet angel.
Posted by Diane Crooks on August 1, 2018
To my sister Toni,I miss you,I will always miss you and love you.I will always remember all the times you made me laugh. Now you go to heaven to be with are parents and brothers and sister
Posted by Bettyann Kenney on August 1, 2018
dear cousin my heart is so heavy right now.I just keep thinking about the day you went home to be with the Lord.Im going to miss you so much but the memories i have with you will live with me forever.Rest peacefully in Gods arm.I love you xoxoxoxo
Posted by Donisha Crooks on July 30, 2018
Dear Mommy,
You have always been the most important person in my life. You taught me many life lessons, that I will never forget. You taught me to be a hard worker, and to be independent. Because of everything you taught me, I am the woman I am today. Never in a million years did I think you would leave me this soon. If I would have known , I would have hugged you a little tighter, made you laugh a little harder, and talked to you a little longer. I know one thing, I loved you as hard as I could, and always will. You always loved me unconditionally, and for that I thank you and love you forever. May your beautiful soul rest peacefully ♥.

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Posted by Theresa Bailey on July 26, 2019
When I met Toni for the first time in the late 70s, she automatically was like my own little sister Oh the fun we had she babysat for me and I always felt my babies were in good hands. I will always miss her and will love her!! rest in Peace sweet sister!!
Posted by Dina Hawkins-Strand on July 26, 2019
Time passes, but the memories shall forever remain. The laughs, the tears, the phone calls, were what made us friends.  I know you are resting safely in His arms, for he only keeps the very best.  Gone too soon, but never to be forgotten.
Posted by Dina Hawkins-Strand on August 3, 2018
Toni, from our childhood of 5th street, to the days is working at shoprite and our connections You have always been truly an amazing friend.  I am saddened to see you go because your smile and laughter lit up any room.  But I'm grateful to know this is not a goodbye, it's an until we meet again.
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Obituary

Toni D. Crooks, 52, daughter of Thomas Crooks Sr. and Cordelia Crooks was born in Lakewood, NJ at Kimball Medical Center on September 17, 1965. She graduated from Lakewood High School in 1983. She then pursued a career in phlebotomy. After she became a nursing assistant for many years at several different facilities. She then worked as a teacher’s aide at Head Start preschool. Later she became a well-respected member of the Shoprite crew for 11 years.

After a lifelong battle with diabetes, she gained her wings on July 26, 2018.

She was predeceased by her father Thomas Crooks Sr., and her mother Cordelia Crooks. Also, her older siblings Henry Townsend Sr., Rosetta Francis, and Thomas Crooks. Toni leaves to mourn, her daughter Donisha Crooks, and son Donovan Wilson Jr. Her sisters, Diane, Susan, Lynda, Roxanne, and Debbie. Her brothers, Frank, David, Charlie, Irving, and Manzo. Several in-laws, Keith Francis, Anita Crooks, Youlanda Crooks, and Isabel Zamot. Also, a lifetime-long cousin/best friend Betty-Ann Kenney, and two very close friends Crystal Calhoun, and Patricia Leach. Lastly, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and her first unborn grandchild ♥.

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Toni CROOKS MY SISTER IN LAW I REALLY GONNA MISS U JUST KNO YOU R LOVED BY MANY SIS U R FREE SO TAKE

Shared by Latoya Crooks on July 30, 2018

Toni CROOKS I COULD WRITE A BOOK ON UU BUT I WONT SIS I BEEN IN THIS FAMILY FOR YRS AND U TRULY WAS A GREAT SISTER IN LAW WE HAD OUR UPS &DOWN BUT NEVER NOT TO A POINT WE COULDNT SETTLE IT,WE HAD GREAT TIMES TOGETHER ALL IM SAY IS IM GONNA MISS U AND JUST KNO  U R LOVED BY MANY SO U R FREE BG TAKE Y REST CAUSE GOD KNEW BEST AND HE ONLY TAKES HIS BEST ,