Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Louise Gilmer Brooks

5 febrero , 19282 septiembre , 2019

COLUMBIA - Celebration of Life Services for Louise Gilmer Brooks, 91, who passed away on September 2, 2019 will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, officiated by Pastor Michael Nimer. Burial will follow the service in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Louise was born February 5, 1928 in Greenville to Charles and Ada Sloan Gilmer. She was a member of the NSDAR, attended Winthrop University and USC. For many years, she was employed with J.B. White and retired from Belk in Richland Mall, during this time she enjoyed her time in advertising and managing several departments.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son, Charles Roy Brooks and sisters, Frances Lynch Craig and Marguerite “Polly” Lynch. Survivors include her son, William S. “Bill” Brooks, Jr. (Elizabeth Creech) of Lexington; a daughter, Leslee B. Tavenner (David Breck) of Columbia; five grandchildren, Ashley Brooks, Cecily Montgomery, Meghan Jacocks, Ryan Tavenner, Andy Brooks; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s honor to Tamassee DAR School, P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC or to Bible Broadcast Network, P.O Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Visitation sábado, 7 septiembre , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service sábado, 7 septiembre , 2019
  • Burial sábado, 7 septiembre , 2019


Louise Gilmer Brooks


Bill Brooks Jr

6 septiembre , 2019

Rising above her circumstances, my mother (Mom) was always determined to not let anything get her down. Of all the things she taught me over the years, that plus her love for me remains. She expected a lot from people and they knew it, but Mom would not ask you to do something she hadn’t already done.
She had help in the Holy Spirit’s power, a blessing from God that came when she was saved by His grace through her faith.
I am grateful she pointed us to Jesus in her own personal and imperfect way.. It has made all the difference in our family.

Margaret Sprott

6 septiembre , 2019

I’ll miss seeing my backyard neighbor. She was such a comfort to me when I was out in my yard soon after my mother died. Leslee, Meghan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss.