Kelly Lee Crooks, 37

OAK ISLAND — Kelly Lee Crooks, 37 of Oak Island, NC & Albemarle, NC passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Kelly was born March 5, 1984 in Charlotte, NC to Barry Glenn Crooks and Teresa Blakemore Crooks.

Being born premature she contracted hydrocephalus and spinal meningitis at 5 weeks old. Kelly was born a fighter!

Kelly grew up in the Mint Hill area of Charlotte, NC. She had a zest for life! She loved unconditionally & gave the best hugs. She brought smiles, laughter, and joy to everyone she met. She enjoyed her daily adult program in Southport, NC at Lindley Habilitation Facility. In the evening she loved to sit out on the balcony of her family home listening to the ocean and counting the pelicans that flew by. Music was a constant in Kelly’s daily life.

She is preceded in death by her father, Barry; grandparents, Charles and Myrtle Blakemore; and Charles and Harriett Powell.

Kelly is survived by her mother, Teresa; sister Amity McCollum Foreman; twin sister, Jessica Lynn Crooks (Eddie Cornell); nieces, Heidi Foreman Haney (Dalton Haney) and Alyssa Cornell; aunt Charlotte Blakemore; uncle Mark Blakemore; nephews, Levi, Josh, and Evan Cornell; along with all her numerous friends.

She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation or you may volunteer at your local Special Olympics Chapter.

Memorial will follow at a later date in October and will be posted on Facebook and Possible locations for the service will be the Point of Oak Island, NC and Rob Wallace Park in Midland, NC.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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