On February 22, 1936 in a farm house in North Buxton, Ontario,
Canada, God smiled upon John Harvey Travis and Dolly May .
Crosby Travis by blessing them with a daughter, who they named
Daisy Louise. She was the sixth child of nine born to this union.
Her parents proceeded her in death.
Daisy went to grade school in North Buxton at the SS13 Raleigh school house. Being ambitious she went to work right out of public school. She worked in Delhi, Ontario, Canada working in the tobacco fields. She also worked at "Jeffery's" (a tomato processing factory) outside of Merlin, Ontario, Canada. During this time she continued helping with household duties and with her siblings.
Until a young adult she lived in North Buxton. She later moved to the United States where she furthered her education and received her high school diploma. She also attended Wayne State University as well as many other real estate seminars and business related classes.
While in the United States, she worked at the University Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she was introduced to young man named Allen J. McRae by a mutual co-worker. Allen witnessed to her about the Plan of Salvation and invited her to an empty vessel service. On an Easter Sunday, Daisy was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost eight days later. Neither Daisy nor Allen knew what the Lord had in store for them. After much fasting and prayer, Allen proposed to her in the chapel of the University Medical Center, and they were joined in holy matrimony on June 30, 1956. To this union was born, Allen Jr., Philip Maurice, Joseph Michael and William David. Daisy was truly a loving mother to her children.
Daisy and Allen loved their Pastor, the late Elder Evious Jackson. She and Allen never ceased to show hospitality in their home as Elder Jackson travelled from Detroit to Ann Arbor ministering to the people of God. Daisy along with her husband served as young people leaders under Pastor Jackson often inviting and entertaining young people in their home.
In the year of 1962, Elder Allen J. McRae was sent to Pastor the Apostolic Faith Church in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. 91/2 years later in 1971, he was called to serve as pastor of Bethlehem Temple of Inkster. Daisy worked humbly and diligently alongside her husband as they dedicated their lives to serving and ministering to the people of God. She was a multi-talented, virtuous Proverbs 31 lady. Evangelist McRae could always be found worshipping and witnessing to others the Word of God. She enjoyed preaching, leading praise service, and teaching teens in her Sunday School class. She served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Ministers Wives and Widows in the Northern District Council. She was also a graduate of Grace and Truth University of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.
Evangelist McRae was an excellent cook, inviting and serving many over the years. She had an AMAZING BBQ sauce. She worked well with her hands in making beautiful floral arrangements, hand-designed apparel, carpentry (she had many tools of her own), real estate investing and other business ventures. In a style that was so First Lady McRae, she continued in helping people by owning and supporting individuals in a state licensed adult foster care home.
She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories, her husband of 57 years, Suffragan Bishop Allen J. McRae of Taylor Michigan; a son Philip (Ruth) McRae of Taylor, Michigan; two daughter-inlaws, Nancy McRae of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Tawaunna McRae of Dearborn Heights, Michigan; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers Carlyle Travis of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Terrence (Mary) Travis of North Buxton, Ontario, Canada; four sisters Blanche Brooks and Rosetta Pryor of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, Anora (Ronald) Lieske of Eloy, Arizona; Patricia (James) Jones of Jackson, Michigan; two brother-in-Iaws Harold McRae of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Eric McRae of Oakland, California; and one sister-in-law Marsha Showers of Elk Grove, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, Saints and Friends. She was proceeded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Eugene Travis; and three sons Allen, Jr., Joseph Michael, and William David.
Her children arise and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praises her. n Proverbs 31:28
Born: February 22, 1936
Death: November 3, 2013
This memorial provided by:
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home - Westland