Mildred Brooks

HOUSTON – Mildred Knox Brooks, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Clay County to Homer Dowden Knox and Cynthia Ethel Harbin Knox. She was a homemaker, a retired supervisor at Dell-Meade and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Roy Gene Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Anderson and Clifford of Houston, and Freida Ellison of Houston; her son, Roy Gene Brooks and Myra of Conroe, Texas; sister, Louise Henderson of Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy “Shorty” Brooks; two sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers are Roy Gene Brooks, Anthony Anderson, Bubba Brooks, Brian Vance, Terry Simmons and Tom Scott.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Houston Funeral Home.

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