Lisa Michelle Cruse, 38, of Sandusky passed away March 6, 2010.
Lisa was born Aug. 27, 1971, in Detroit, where she lived throughout her young life until finally settling in Sandusky with her daughter, Shelby, whom she loved immensely and taught many things.
Her talents included cooking skills, music, shopping, and being an avid reader, writer and dancer. She also loved to travel, which she told Shelby they would do. With her search for knowledge, she always enjoyed her computer and was attending Bowling Green State University. One thing for sure was that Lisa had to have her monthly "Cosmopolitan" magazines and historical love novels, among other reading materials. She also enjoyed reading many versions of the Holy Bible.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shelby C. Cruse, her father, Michael E. Cruse, and her stepmother, Valerie A. Cruse, all of Sandusky; her mother, Joyce Reeves of Detroit; stepmother, Diane Cruse of Canton, Mich.; grandmother, Marie Murray of Atlanta; grandmother, Juanita Single-ton of Westland, Mich.; aunt, Kathy Woolen of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; uncle, Patrick Cruse of Sandusky; brothers, Adrian A. Cruse of Belleville, Mich., Theodius J. Hawkins of Inkster, Mich., and Christopher Reeves, New Orleans; sisters, Tamara Babb of Detroit, Sharon Crenshaw of Atlanta, Quita Gulley of Wayne, Mich., and LaShawn Westbrook of Inkster; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives throughout the country, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, Cora Truly; beloved grandfather, Victor Truly; uncles, Clement Grady, J.C. Grady, Nick Grady; brother, James Crenshaw; and grandfather, Matthew Reeves.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until funeral services at 1 p.m. in Eagle's Nest Church International, 2126 Pipe St. Sandusky. (Family hour will begin at noon). Pastor Darrell Gant will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made at any Fifth Third Bank to the benefit fund for Lisa Cruse.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting with arrangements.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.