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Frances Brooks

September 1, 1914 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 104)

Mrs. Frances Brooks age 104, departed this life after a short illness on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Cardinal Nursing Home.

She was born September 1, 1914 in Greenwood, Mississippi, to the parents of the late Joseph and Rosie (Hemphill) Turner who both preceded her in death.  Frances attended Browning School in Leflore County in Greenwood Mississippi.  She later pursued a career as a health care provider where she worked in hospitals and private homes.

In 1938, Frances married Robert Brooks of Greenwood, Mississippi.  After residing in Jackson, Mississippi for a short time, the couple moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1941.  In 1941, the couple became members of Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church where they both served as Deacon and Deaconess for many years.  Frances was also a member of the Senior Choir, the Missionary Society, and Sunday School Class #11.  Frances loved her church and was always available to serve in any way that she could.

Frances leaves to cherish her memory a loving niece and caregiver: Dorothy (Robert) Baskin of South Bend, great-great nephews; Edwin Lewis, Eddie Turner, Terrance Lewis, Daniel Lewis and Timothy Lewis, great-great nieces; Virginia Lewis, Tiffany Lewis, Ebony Lewis, Goin Robinson and Kenneth Lewis.

Preceding her in death were her parents Joseph and Rosie (Hemphill) Turner, her husband of 60 years: Robert Brooks, and three brothers: Losten, George, and Sylvester Turner.

Burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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