October 17, 1938 – July 23, 2019
Julie Brooks was born on October 17, 1938 in South Bend, Indiana and passed away on July 23, 2019 in Collierville, Tennessee.
- Jack Brooks, Husband
- Jennifer Thornton (Phillip), Daughter
- Jeff Brooks (Elena), Son
- Jim Brooks (Suzie), Son
- Phyllis Mannon (Ed), Sister
- Louise Oram, Sister
- Julia, Brooks, Nick, Clark, Abbey and Zoe, Grandchildren
- She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
August 5, 2019
Julie was a wonderful woman and an even better grandma. In many ways, I never truly realized the standard she set as a grandmother until after she passed and I spent sometime reflecting on her life and the memories we shared. She was a caretaker when I was sick, she was a source of encouragement in times of self doubt, she lended a listening ear whenever I felt like rambling about sports or music or politics or any of the things I enjoy, she was even disciplinarian in times when I well deserved it. We spent many days together watching movies and listening to music. She did all those things because she knew I enjoyed them. She was a selfless woman whose only true need was the need to spend time with the people she loved. I was beyond fortunate to be one of those people.
To my grandmother,
I will carry with me the lessons you taught me and try my very best to honor your memory. Although it’s not always been easy for me to do the things I should do, the right things, I’ve always had grandpa and you as an example to emulate. I will not forget that. Although you are no longer with us your spirit and love will live on in me. I love you very much and I will miss you.
your grandson Brooks
July 28, 2019
I loved Julie from the very instant I meet her. She is my daughter’s mother in law . She always treated my daughter like her very own and our grandchildren she loved beyond measure. Julie was always willing and with open arms to welcome people. She made you feel like family. I am going to miss this lady, my friend, my family. Loved you Julie and you will be missed . Go Rest in Jesus arms.
July 26, 2019
I am filled with so much sadness at losing Julie. I so clearly remember meeting her and Jack for the first time. I was greeted with an instant affection that most people tend to hold back and only offer after getting to know someone over time. But not Julie. She'd meet you and dote on you as if you'd been friends forever. Across the twenty five years that followed, Julie's love and kindness to me was always abundant and unconditional. I never felt like her daughter-in-law but more like I was indeed her very own. And what a special gift it is that my children had so many years to know such a wonderful and devoted grandmother. We will deeply miss Julie each and every day. Her love and care is her legacy that we will carry in our hearts always. All my love, elena