OBITUARY

Irene Lillie Brooks

May 18, 1920April 18, 2014
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Irene Whelchel Brooks, May 18, 1920 – April 18, 2014 - Age 93

Irene may be best remembered in North Georgia for her wedding cake catering business. She was a very talented artist in many fields including porcelain doll making. She was loving and supportive of everyone who knew her.

She has the privilege of celebrating Easter with her husband Howard Brooks, son Jim Brooks, parents Joe and Maggie Whelchel, and siblings Ernest Whelchel, Ruth Nix, and Blanche Cash who preceded her in death.

Irene has left a wonderful legacy in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her family is so appreciative of her love for her Lord and her family. She is survived by her children Evelyn and Bob Barnard of Wilmore, KY, Barbara and Arnold Johnson of Jacksonville, NC, grandchildren Kimberly Barnard, Todd and Krista Padgett, and Jimmy Brooks of Wilmore KY, Nathan and Jamie Johnson of Fairborn, OH, Stephen and Cristina Johnson of Charles Town, WV, Jamie Brooks of Gainesville, GA, 12 great grandchildren, siblings Rev. Albert Whelchel, Gertrude Moxley of Wilmore, KY, Josephine and Leland Buice of Gainesville, GA, Ray Whelchel of Lexington, KY, sister-in-law Jeanette Whelchel of Chestnut Mtn, GA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Irene Brooks will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2 PM at Chestnut Mtn Presbyterian Church, Chestnut Mtn., GA. Rev. John Batusic, Rev. Bob Barnard and Rev. Arnold Johnson will officiate. Viewing will be at the church before the service from 1-2 PM. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements will be handled by Memorial Park Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductable donations may be made to Equestrian Chaplaincy International (Missions), PO Box 5167 Sevierville, TN 37864.

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Irene Lillie Brooks

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Cheryl Bryant

April 20, 2014

Aunt Irene is spending Easter with Papa & Mama Whelchel,her husband & son,Howard & Jimmy,my mother & her sister,Blanche,her sister & brother,Ruth & Ernest! Makes heaven even more real.

Bruce and Sara Winn

April 20, 2014

Barbara, Arnold and family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the loss of your precious mother. Know that you are close to our hearts. Thank you for your dear friendship. Love in Christ, Bruce and Sara Winn

Zack and Ashley Lamb

April 20, 2014

A loving and wonderful great aunt that will be missed. May this be a celebration of her life and the joy she brought to all around her. Our prayers with the family and friends.

April 19, 2014

Praying for your family. What a beautiful tribute to her life.
Sondra and Charles Kelley

Diane and Gerald Herring

April 19, 2014

What a wonderful life Mrs. Brooks lived! Praying for the family as they say a temporary goodbye to someone so loved.

Katy Beth Searls

April 19, 2014

Praying for your family as you celebrate Irene's life!! SO thankful that she gets to celebrate Easter in Heaven. Praying for His comfort here for you all. Dan and Katy Beth Searls

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