Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


Linda Mabel Brooks

October 2, 1945April 5, 2020

Linda Mabel Haney Brooks, 74, of Old Fort, passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 5, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

A native of McDowell County, Linda was born to the late John Sherman Haney and Minnie Bradley.

Linda loved sports. She was an avid bowler and a fan of basketball, which she played and coached. She cherished her church family at First Baptist Church of Old Fort, where she was a member. She will also be remembered as a Sunday school teacher in several other churches. She enjoyed working at BuyWay auction in Marion, and she truly loved her auction family. A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Linda was well respected by all who had the privilege to know her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Paul A. Brooks, who passed away in 2019, and seven siblings.

She is survived by three sons, John Brooks and wife April, Paul Brooks, Jr. and wife Penny, and Tony Brooks and wife Pam; one daughter, Monica Effler and significant other Duane Moore; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and one on the way. She is also survived by a sister, Sadie Woody, a number of nieces and nephews, and extended family.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Old Fort when the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Debbie - Noblitt Hensley

April 11, 2020

To this sweet family..I have many sweet memories of my time with Miss Haney & Linda....& some with Sadie... Miss Haney was our child care giver & along with that came Linda .. Loved her directness.. With a kindness behind it... Sad to hear of her passing.. Prayers for you all..

Anita Justice-Wages

April 9, 2020

In memory of Linda.

Sandra Sheehan

April 9, 2020

Linda was a wonderful person and friend. She will truly be miss by everyone that knew her. My prayers goes out to the family.

Linda England

April 8, 2020

Aunt Linda you were my role model as a child and growing up. I'll miss you so much.

Kelly Baker

April 8, 2020

Mrs. Linda was such a special person to me.She would always greet me with a huge smile and a hug. Never did I see her, that she didn't tell me how much she loved me! You will be missed. Prayers and peace for the family.

Vina Padgett

April 8, 2020

I am thinking of Linda and all the years we knew each other. From grammar school to now. We had some great conversations the last several times we met. So happy we shared our Love for Christ Jesus and spoke of being ready to meet him at any time. Linda loved her Lord and her family very much. My prayers and thoughts are with her family. May God comfort each of you and give you peace now and in the future.

Wayne Kelly

April 8, 2020

I will miss my aunt Linda she always knew how to make you happy in bad times. I am sure all her sisters and brothers welcomed her into the gates of Heaven. My love always until we meet again. Wayne Kelly

Gail Dills

April 8, 2020

Anita Herring and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. She was a beautiful person. She will be missed by all who knew her. God will give you peace if only you ask. If you need anything just give me a call. Love to all of you

Terry Burnette

April 7, 2020

Linda & I met when April & John got engaged back in 1999. We had fast become great friends over the years. We shared two grand children Abbie & Samson that are so very much loved. We loved each other so very much. . She almost always had a smile on her face. & a kind word. I will truly miss my friend Linda Brooks!

Melissa Hink

April 7, 2020

There aren't words to describe the loss my family feels with Linda's passing. We weren't just neighbors and coworkers we were family. She never knew a stranger and loved BIG. We will cherish all the memories with smiles. Sending hugs and prayers.


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