Carrie Mae Brooks, 63, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at her home.
Born March 18, 1941 at Kennett, a daughter of the late Hurl Willoughby and Emma Smith Willoughby, she was owner-operator of C&J's Country Store and affiliated with St. John's AME Church.
On October 19, 1957, in Kennett, she married John W. Brooks who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Jackie Brooks of San Francisco, Calif., Kelly Brooks and wife, Rose, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Victor Brooks and wife, Dona, of Brussels, Belgium; four daughters, Annie Brooks of Kansas City, Mo., Patricia Brooks of Los Angeles, Calif., Sheila Brooks, and husband, Chris, of Slidell, La. and Carolyn Duplantier and husband, Alvin, of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Guy Willoughby and Oscar Willoughby, both of Kennett, Tom Willoughby of Roanoke, Va. and Fred Willoughby of New York, New York; two sisters, Catherine Willoughby of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Doris Welton of Kennett; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Francis Hutson.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Juliet Hemphill officiating.
Burial followed in Willoughby Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to cancer research.