Algeree Tucker, the oldest daughter of nine children was born December 4, 1934 to Early Tucker, Jr and and LaVera (Pimpton) Tucker in Falls County Texas.
Algeree attended Mt. Olive and Mt. Pleasant schools. She also attended Rosenthal Schools and graduated from Moore High School in Waco, Texas in 1954.
Sister Cromer accepted Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Asa, Texas where she remained a faithful member in attendance until her health started to fail.
She met and married Deroy Cromer. They were married fifty-eight years at the time of Deroy’s death. To this union two children were born, Reda and Deroy, Jr.
Algeree loved cooking. Her favorite things to cook were fried chicken, fried fish, greens, and cornbread. She loved sweet potato pie! When there was a sweet potato pie in the kitchen, that was the first thing she would put on her plate.
When she was not working, Algeree loved singing, fishing, and attending the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo. She could also be found showing off her fine marksmanship at the local gun ranges.
Algeree had a kind, humble and quiet spirit. She loved her family and friends. Even after her health became an issue, she would eat breakfast each morning and after breakfast would get on the phone and call her family and friends just to see how they were feeling. She had a special bond with all her sisters. She and her sister Vera would talk with each other every day and sometimes several times a day.
Her parents, husband, son, and five of her siblings preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Reda (Rev. Kenneth) Starks; three sisters Vera Wright; Ruth Ware; Caroline (James) Austin; one brother Claude (Joyce) Tucker; three grandchildren, Jutona Moorhead; Calvin Starks; Aphter Rutledge; two great-grandchildren, Jarod Tillman and Jayla Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.