Mary Brooks Henckell

August 30, 1923March 3, 2018

Mary Brooks Henckell passed away March 3rd 2018. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Benjamin Bailey Brooks, Jr. and Mary Hurt Brooks on August 30, 1923. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Benjamin Bailey Brooks III, and her husband, Charles Beckwith Henckell.

She was married at East Lake Methodist on Aug 5th, 1949. She worked as a bookkeeper for Bessemer Apothecary, her brother’s pharmacy for more than 40 years.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Linda Henckell, and Charles Milton Henckell, and by her two grandchildren Kathryn Brooks Henckell and Patrick Charles Henckell, plus many nieces and nephews. Services will be held John Ridouts Valley Chapel in Homewood. Visitation will Saturday March 10th from 9:30-10:30 AM. Procession will follow to Elmwood Cemetery at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mary Brooks Henckell

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