The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. The pastor, Bishop Melvin McCluster, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia. The remains will be laid in state from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service.
Daisy Lee Westbrook was born March 29, 1926 to the late Annanias Westbrook and the late Minnie Martin Westbrook in Leslie, Sumter County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by two sons, Alphonso Westbrook and Johnny L. Westbrook. Born in a family of eight, she was preceded in death by seven siblings: Carrie Westbrook-Harvey, Ethel Westbrook, Willie Westbrook, Bessie Westbrook-Sutton, Rosa Westbrook-Jackson, Lonnie Westbrook and Leroy Westbrook. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the membership of Welcome Baptist Church and later joined the Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Daniel Thomas. She exemplified her worth on every facet of the church she loved so well. After thirty years of dedicated services, she retired as a Custodian of the formerly known as Americus High School, wherein she was more than a custodian but stood strong as a “guardian angel” to the African-American students during the time of desegregation. She retired from the Americus City Board of Education.
She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved family and the community at large which include her two surviving children, Minnie R. Westbrook and Dan W. Westbrook both of Americus, Georgia; nineteen grandchildren three of whom she reared as her own, Tammy Williams and Dwandelyn-Hall (Elder Shelby) and Dawn Westbrook all of Americus, Georgia; Angela Foster, Valerie Porter (Eric), Corene Westbrook-Milledge, Andre Westbrook, Lorenzo Walters, Allison Carter, Joyce Carter, George Carter, Jr. (Sandra); Kelsey Westbrook, Shonda Phelphs (Robert), Johnny Westbrooks, Jr., Ananias Westbrook (Sharon), Simone Westbrook, Amber Westbrook, Christian Westbrook, Brandon Ellis, Miay Westbrook; thirty-eight great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a host of beloved nieces and nephews including two devoted nieces, Bessie Jackson and Bennie Jackson; a host of loving cousins including Virgirie Thomas and Philaphine Logan, Gloria Lewis- Franklyn, and James Martin; four daughters-in-law Berdia Winn, Ora D. Westbrook, Nancy Westbrook and Veronica Arline; a devoted grandson GeoVante Carter; a devoted god-son, Robert Dudley, (Ernestine); god-daughter Kennedy Johnson; a host of beloved friends including Lillie Smith, Margaret Mathis, Alberta Rowell and Selma Smith; two devoted caregivers, Alice Muff and Cornelia Sims.