Irene Louise Mabry Brooks

Sunrise: August 13, 1921

Sunset: July 9, 2019

Mrs. Irene Mabry Brooks, 97, of the 2200 block of Barraud Ave. passed away on July 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born to the late Irene Smith Mabry and Walter E. Mabry, Sr. on August 13, 1921 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was also predeceased by her husband, George A. Brooks, Sr.;  two sisters, Norma Mabry Watson and Charlotte Mabry Williams; four brothers, Bernard Mabry, James Mabry, Dennis A. Mabry and SFC Walter E. Mabry, Jr.; grandparents, Henry and Margaret Mabry and James and Mamie Smith. Irene was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in the class of 1939. She worked for Norfolk Public Schools and later retired for the U.S. Government. She was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where She accepted Christ and was baptized in 1932. She also served as an Usher and Missionary and was a member of Coppage Bible Class. Irene is survived by her daughter, Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck (Henry) of Suffolk, VA; son, Mr. George A. Brooks (Doretha) of Lakeland, Florida; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Friday, July 12, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Family Receiving Friends Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:00am Shiloh Baptist Church 745 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Elbert Smith says

    To Judy and George
    My condolences. I know you will miss her. She had such a kind spirit. I felt so fortunate to have my mom for over 90 years. I hope it gives you comfort that you had her for so long as well. Unfortunately Rita,Richard and I are out of town and will not be able to attend but know that you are in our hearts.

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    Rev. Dr. James & Rev. Dee Edwards, lll says

    Dear Brooks’ family and especially to George and Judith, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you on the passing of the matriarch of your family.We pray God’s comfort on you during your season of sorrow and pain.

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    Linda Adams says

    Our Condolences to George and Judy.Cousin Irene was such a kind and loving Lady.May God bless you all and show you peace in knowing she is at peace.I will miss her.Love you guys Cousin Linda and Terry.

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    Kim Frost, Chapter President says

    To Bennett Belle Kim Buck Rouse, Belle Judith Buck and family,

    The Metro Charlotte Chapter of Bennett College expresses its heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our sisterhood remains steadfast and we pray that you find comfort during this time.

    Belle Kim Frost, Chapter President

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    Sandra Keeling Smith says

    Judith, please accept my condolences to you and your family in the passing of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God’s peace comfort you as you treasure and share all the wonderful memories of a life well lived.

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