Alice Daisey Kiser of Seaford was called up to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Nov. 14, 2023. Alice was a member of Bethel Worship Center in Seaford. If it were Sunday, you would see her up front during Altar Call.

Alice was the daughter of the late Laurence and Daisy Gladden Daisey. She grew up on the farm in Pittsville with her cousin Betty Hamblin Elias after the end of World War 2. They both did farm chores including milking the cow, feeding chickens, and harvesting the crops. She once said, “hard work ain’t never hurt no one.” Her sisters Marian Friedel (Seaford) and Jean White (Salisbury) preceded her in death.

She married John Kiser in 1961 and they moved to Seaford where they lived together for 39 years until her husband’s death in 2000. Together they raised three children, Jack Powell (Seaford), Cindi Martin (Salisbury), and Janet Crockett (Ft. Myers Beach, Florida/Seaford).

Alice worked at the telephone company as a switchboard operator for many years. After leaving the telephone company, she got a position as switchboard operator at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford. In retirement, Alice and her fellow switchboard operators would meet for lunch regularly and talk about old times. The last time they had lunch was before COVID.

Alice was a Cub Scout leader in the 1960s and worked for the Seaford Little League in the concession stand. She enjoyed swimming at the Seaford Jaycee Pool in the summer and was in the bowling league at Seaford Bowling Lanes for many years. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Seaford Nursing Home every weekend. In her early 80’s, one could find Alice at the Powerhouse Gym working out. She loved birds, and you would always see plenty flying around her birdseed feeders outside her kitchen window. She also loved gardening and her summer tomatoes. But if she saw a weed look out. It was pulled up with its roots. She was known as the neighborhood cookie lady by the children who lived on Hickory Lane. More than once there would be two or three kids at her back doorstep looking for cookies. The kids were never disappointed. One of her favorite foods was an oyster sandwich from Sharptown Carnival. She never missed an oyster sandwich in the summer. She loved her grandchildren dearly, and they all knew on their birthdays they would get a birthday card in the mail from Mom-mom. She enjoyed attending all her grandchildren’s sports events and activities and was often rooting loudest in the stands.

Alice is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even a great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her cousin Betty Hamblin Elias (Laurel) whom she grew up with in Pittsville and a dear lifetime friend Peggy Gum of Seaford. She will be dearly missed by anyone who ever knew her.

A celebration of Alice’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Bethel Worship Center in Seaford between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.