OBITUARY

Brookie Smith Gomez

November 22, 1926September 14, 2017

After a lengthy illness, Brookie Smith Gomez of Columbia went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 14, 2017. Born on November 22, 1926, in Columbus County, North Carolina, to G. B. and Carrie Frink Smith, she attended school in North Carolina where she met and married Joe Gomez in 1945. Brookie worked for and retired from Bellsouth after many years of service where she served as chief operator, traffic manager and district traffic manager-services. She was one of the first district level, female managers in SC with Bellsouth. For many years, she faithfully served as a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. Brookie shared her gift of creativity with others in her paintings, flower arranging, decorating, and many crafts. Brookie is predeceased by her parents, husband and brother, Martin Brooks Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry G. Bailey (Jim) of Columbia; grandchildren, Brian Bailey (Tonja) of Dallas, Texas, and Brooks Bailey Hoffmann (Mark) of Orlando, Florida, great-grandchildren: Greyson Bailey, Tylor and Taryn Hammermeister, Jordan and Payton Hoffmann, and nephew, Martin Brooks Smith, Jr. A private, family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Rd., Columbia, SC 29210, or the charity of your choice.

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September 25, 2017

Sherry, I am so sorry to learn about your mother. I know you will miss her. My prayers are with you at this time. Pam Thrasher Stroud

Alise Daniel

September 24, 2017

Dear Sherry, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. In this time of sorrow may you find peace and strength in the presence of God's love.
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David Johns

September 22, 2017

Sherry, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know God is with you and will help you through this most difficult time of your life. Thoughts and prayers to you, my special friend,

Linda Vincent Morgan

September 21, 2017

Sherry, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Mothers passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. You were so lucky to have had her for so long and I know you will miss her! Lots of prayers and hugs coming your way....Linda Vincent Morgan

Bobby LaMotte

September 20, 2017

Sherry
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Windham

September 20, 2017

Dear Sherry, May God comfort you and your family during your time of loss and I send prayers for strength and guidance as you are blessed with each new day.
Linda Payne Windham

Faye J Halford

September 20, 2017

Dear Sherry and Jimmy,
I remember your Mom from high school. She was a truly remarkable woman, who touched the lives of everyone that knew her.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Faye .J . Halford

Carl Ellsworth

September 18, 2017

Dear Sherry and Jimmy,
Gelene and I send our condolences in the death of Mrs. Gomez. God bless you all in this period of mourning.
Sincerely,
Carl & Gelene Ellsworth

Martin Smith

September 17, 2017

We didn't always agree but Aunt Brookie was one of a kind and I loved her. She made an indelible mark in what was truly a man's world. I always admired her and loved her. Rest in Peace Aunt Brookie.

Brian Bailey

September 15, 2017

I will always cherish the memories I had with my grandmother, she was one of the most wonderful women to ever walk this earth. She brought a smile to the face of everyone that she met and the world is a little darker today without her in it.

FROM THE FAMILY