Marjorie Julia Brooks

July 23, 1921October 22, 2011

Marjorie Julia (Barkley) Brooks, 90, of Stuarts Draft, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Shenandoah Nursing Home. Born July 23, 1921 in Middlebrook, she was the daughter of the late Franklin J. and Nannie (Hanger) Barkley. Mrs. Brooks was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where she was social director for 25 years, member of the womens circle and worked in the nursery. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Brooks, Sr.; daughter, Margaret B. Brooks; sister, Ann Hemp; brother, Graham J. Barkley. Survivors include her two children, Ellen Fitzgerald and husband David W. of Stuarts Draft and Guy Brooks, Jr. of Stuarts Draft; granddaughter, Laura Fitzgerald; sisters, Rosalie Thomas of Staunton and Ruth Hogshead of Front Royal, VA; brother, Franklin "Buddy" Barkley of Danville, VA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Staunton, with Rev. Joel Thornton and Rev. Clifford Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 563 Bethel Green Road, Staunton, VA 24401. Arrangements under the direction of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Stuarts Draft Chapel, Stuarts Draft, VA.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Marjorie Julia Brooks

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October 29, 2011

Ellen and Guy D.,
Your mother was a very special lady and we have fond memories of both you mom and dad. They were quite a pair. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gladys, Steve and the rest of the Hayes family.

Ada Henkel

October 27, 2011

Ellen and Guy D,
With our deepest sympathy. Marjorie was a wonderful friend, neighbor and customer for many years. May she rest in peace.
Ada and "Tick" Henkel

Debbie & Scott Hughes

October 25, 2011

Dear Guy D and family,
Scott and I are sad to hear of Margie's passing. She was a kind, sweet lady that we dearly loved. We always looked forward to seeing both of you at church and of course working with her in the kitchen during special events.
We think of you more often than you realize. Know that our prayers are with you always.

Nan and Harry Brown

October 25, 2011

Dear Ellen and Guy D.,
I wish I could be there with you at this time and to share memories of a special Aunt.
All of our love and prayers are with you.

God Bless You!
Nan and Harry

James & Vickie Whitlock

October 25, 2011

Guy and Ellen,
Your Mom will be deeply missed, her beautiful smile always brightened the room. Jimmy is very thankful for the time he spent with her. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything!!!!
love you
Vickie and Jimmy Whitlock
Timmy Raines


Pam Austin

October 25, 2011

Dear Ellen,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother but she must have been a wonderful woman because she sure did a great job in raising you. May the Good Lord surround you with His arms of comfort now and always.

Jennifer (Smith), Bradley, Grant & Levi McDaniel

October 24, 2011

Guy D, Ellen and Family,
Your mom was a very special to our family. My Dad loved her dearly. She will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Alice and Roger Walker

October 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Debbie Melton

October 24, 2011

Dear Brooks Family,
I enjoyed spending my time with your mother at SNH. I will always miss her goodnight kisses and the stories that we shared. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days to come.
God Bless,
Debbie Melton

Ivy Smith Sutton

October 24, 2011

You have our deepest sympathys, Margie was a wonderful lady, She will be missed.