Lou Bertha Brooks departed this life Friday August 21st at Farmville Health and Rehab in Farmville VA. Lou was born November 5th in Cumberland VA to the late Deacon William Brooks Sr. and Deaconess Judie F. Brooks. She received her education at Lucy P. Jacks School. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and joined Midway Baptist Church in Cumberland VA. Later she moved to New Jersey with her sister Gertrude. She was employed at B&B poultry for sometime. She moved back to Virginia with her parents. She worked at Forkland Farm as a seasonal employee.
Lou loved her family and being around them. She loved to fish, cook, staying on the go, talking on the phone and she loved to eat out. She was known for her potato salad. She wasn't blessed with any kids of her own but you would have thought she did, because of the love she had for her nieces and nephew whom she helped raise.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Deacon William Brooks, Deaconess Jude Brooks, her sister Gertrude Rivera, brothers Edward Brooks and Joseph Brooks, Sister-in-law Mary Jane Brooks and her companion of many years, Simuel Randolph and nephew Chico. She leaves to cherish her memories; her brother Richard E. Brooks Sr. (Minnie) of Cumberland VA, Brother-in-law Teofilo Rivera, Vineland NJ, 3 Aunts; Edna Reed, Long Branch NJ, Elizabeth Brooks, Pennsgrove NJ, Shirley Lee, Richmond VA., a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, 4 of who she helped raise: Richard Brooks, Antoinette Brooks, James Brooks and Jajuan Blanton. But she was the 2nd mom to all her nieces and nephews. She also had another special person she called her son; Dontrell Allen. Her niece, Antoinette Brooks was her care taker until she went to Farmville Health and Rehab Center.
Special thanks to the family that gave a helping hand; her brother and sister-in-law TKeyah, Lakendra, Catrice, Tyneisha, Raymond, Dontrell Ricky, Frankie, Dasha, Niera Talia, Tiana, and Taytana and Lisa. Every little thing each of you did for her, she really appreciated it alot and as she said, "it was special" to her. The family want to thank Farmville Health and Rehab for the good care they gave Lou. She loved the nurses and the aides.
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