Jodi Kim Avery Crooks entered into her sacred rest Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Preceding Jodi in death were her parents, Wayne LeRoy Avery and Jeannette Marie “Jean” Bear.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Anthony “Tony” Crooks; daughters Katelyn, Shannon and Irene Crooks; her sister, Jamie Lynn Avery Lusk; and her nieces, Paige Lusk and Paris Avery-Smith.
Following her high school graduation in Kennewick, Washington, Jodi joined the U. S. Air Force where she served as a medic in San Antonio, Texas, Adana (Incirlik AFB), Turkey, and Tucson, Arizona. After her military service she earned her bachelors of science in nursing at the University of Arizona. There in Tucson, she met and later married Tony. Her life was a life of service dedicated to healing and to the complete well-being of all around her. During her professional career, the family lived in Tucson, Arizona, St. Paul, Minnesota, Fort Collins, Colorado and Stafford, Virginia. Her nursing care, was an ever widening span of disciplines including labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, and home health. Her ultimate position was as a case manager, primarily in oncology with Mary Washington Healthcare. Her final case, perhaps not officially, was surely her own, receiving the same careful attention and singular standard of care, from diagnosis to final discharge, as with everyone before.
The family is exceedingly grateful to Jodi’s extended work family at Mary Washington Healthcare and Stafford Hospital for providing to her a continuous and unsurpassed standard of capable, loving care.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 19, at Covenant Funeral Services, 1310 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, Va. 22554.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in honor of Jodi to either Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Vietnam Veterans of America or Wounded Warriors Family Support.
Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford
Friday January 19th, 2018
1310 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
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To Jodi's family,
May you find comfort in your memories of dear Jodi. Although we knew each other for many years, it was not until recently that we became friends. I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent walking or meeting up for coffee/lunch. Jodi had a love of life that included so many interesting topics. Her intelligence and appreciation for language and music added much to my life. I shall miss her little chuckles, giggles and ready smile. The compassion and empathy Jodi exhibited taught me patience.
I know that Kaitlyn, Shannon, and Irene carry the love and lessons of Jodi's parenting as well as her sense of adventure.
With sincere sympathy,
Submitted by Sharon Leyva on Jan 18 2018 04:03:47 PM
Will be greatly missed but truly enjoyed the time we had working together in case mgmt. dept.
Submitted by Shelia Cherry on Jan 18 2018 03:20:54 PM
I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing and wanted to extend my sympathies to you (and your family).
Mrs. (Jeannie) Mallory
Submitted by Jeannie Mallory on Jan 17 2018 12:08:55 PM
May the God of all comfort Jehovah give you
peace and comfort now. Revelation 21:3-5
Wayne & Joan Ball
Submitted by Joan Ball on Jan 17 2018 10:26:11 AM
To Jodi’s Family,
May you find strength from the love you have for each other, Comfort in all the wonderful memories that you share and Peace as you move forward with Jodi always in your hearts. God Bless you all, With love, Jeanne Terry Holland- One of the Bear Clan.
Submitted by Jeanne Holland on Jan 16 2018 05:11:42 PM
Jodi was a classmate of mine at Kamiakin Senior High School in Kennewick, Washington. We both had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, but didn't know it. We ran into each other while in Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas. My heart is also sadden at her passing. My condolences to the family. Gregory Thress
Submitted by Gregory A. Thress on Jan 16 2018 12:20:30 AM
Jodi was a sweet, sweet cousin. My heart is sad, but I know that she is in heaven. All my love to you. Love, Dawnie Terry Judd
Submitted by Dawnie Judd on Jan 15 2018 12:31:09 PM
My family moved next door to the Five Crooks in Oct 2000, and I was blessed with a wonderful neighbor in Jodi for 17 years. I would often see Jodi outside in her back yard, working on her beloved garden in her floppy sun hat. She and Tony enjoyed sitting out on their back patio, soaking in the evening with a glass of wine while their dog, Milo, roamed about the yard. Jodi was always a sweet, generous, and considerate neighbor, and I cherished her love and support when my husband passed away in 2012. She continued to be a supportive and encouraging friend to me in the years after that. Hands down she made the BEST cinnamon rolls. I will miss you, my gentle friend. Peace be with you on your heavenly journey, with the comforting arms of our Lord securely wrapped around you.
Submitted by Linda D. on Jan 15 2018 10:08:12 AM
Dear Crooks Family, My heart is with you and my prayers are for comfort and peace as you gather to celebrate Jodi’s life. She was my Preceptor as a brand new Labor & Delivery nurse at Arlington Hospital 1996-1999. I was blessed to have been mentored by her and so glad I got to see her a few month ago. She is loved and respected. ❤️
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