Ernestine Brooks

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Ernestine A. Brooks, 86, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Qulin, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at her residence.

Born Jan. 23, 1919, in Eddyville, Ky., daughter of the late Armpstead Patrick and Reathie McWaters Lawrence, she was a homemaker and a member of the Oglesville General Baptist Church.

On Sept. 22, 1936, in New Madrid, Mo., she married Samuel Brooks, who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1983. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Brooks Brown; three sisters, Christine Little, Alfreda Gipson and Juanita Swinger; one brother, Delbert Lawrence; one grandson, Timothy Brown and one great-great-grandson, Cole M. Ferrell.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ferrell and husband, Jimmy, of St. Charles; one son, Robert Brooks and wife, Leda, of Ellsinore, Mo.; one sister, Imogene Smith, of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, J.W.. Lawrence, of Windyville, Mo., Mike Lawrence, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Mack Lawrence, of Greenville, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo.. with the Rev. Johnny Gipson officiating.

Burial was in the Qulin Cemetery.