Lakeshore Memorial Services

11939 James Street, Holland, MI


Elizabeth "Liz" Jo Brooks

December 10, 1955July 29, 2020

Elizabeth “Liz” Brooks, 64, unexpectedly passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Liz was born in December of 1955 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to George and Polly Lawrence. She married Claude Brooks 47 years ago and started their adventure together. Liz was a registered nurse at Holland Hospital and more recently at Freedom Village. She loved her dogs Bella and Nevaeh, classic rock concerts of Lynryd Skynrd and Bob Seger, and loved her daughter Tina.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents George and Polly Lawrence, her sister Sharon Fortner and brother-in-law Gary Fortner. She is survived by her husband Claude Brooks, daughter Tina M. Brooks, and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Liz is also survived by her siblings Edward Lawrence, Marsha Evans and Karen Welch; brother-in-laws Brian Evans and Earl Welch.

A service to honor her life will be 2 pm, Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 994 Paw Paw Dr., Holland, Michigan. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Friday, August 7, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens following the service. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Brooks family.


7 August


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lakeshore Memorial Services

11939 James Street
Holland, MI 49424

8 August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Restlawn Memorial Gardens

994 Paw Paw Dr.
Holland, MI 49423


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Elizabeth "Liz" Jo Brooks

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Esmeralda Strahl

August 5, 2020

I work in Freedom Village and had work with Liz many times in Mission where she works 3 rd shift like me, she was a good worker and loving nurse to us and our residents, she works hard and never turn us down when we need help.
I like working with her because she plays music in the computer it makes us awake and have some fun conversation while we take a break.
I still can’t believe she is gone. I will miss her a lot. Thank you Liz for being nice and a good nurse. My Deepest Condolence to the family.

Ruth Dailey

August 5, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. We had lots of laughs together during our years at Holland Hospital. I remember being so awed by her dedication to getting her RN degree while working full time and raising a child. My sympathy to the family.

Karon Kauffman

August 2, 2020

I spent seven weeks at The Inn at Freedom Village.
Liz was one of my care givers! She was kind, gentle, and one I always looked forward to seeing.
She will be missed.

Gala Martinez

August 1, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Liz’s passing. I worked with Liz at Holland Hospital for 40 plus years. She was a great nurse and friend., she could always make you laugh. I know that she loved her family very much, she spoke of them often. You are in a better place Liz, with those you have loved and lost in the past. My thoughts and prayers are with Claude and Tina as I know you will miss her greatly.


Sandy Brinks

August 1, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. I worked with her in surgery at Holland Hospital and was amazed to hear her story. Her determination to gain more education was amazing but more than that her big heart and friendship to me was so appreciated. May our God give you comfort ,His strength and peace in the days ahead. I also believe our husbands worked together.
Lovingly and in sympathy,
Sandy Brinks


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