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Gracie Wilkerson Brooks / August 08, 2019

Gracie Wilkerson Brooks, 92, of Edmunds Street, South Boston, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at Woodview Nursing Home.

She was born in Halifax County on March 8, 1927, daughter of the late Sydney Wilkerson and Emma Faulkner Wilkerson. She was married to the late John Brooks and was a member of Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church, until she later joined Abiding Branch Church.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by five children, Thelma C. Dixon, Linda B. Brown (Robert), Gloria B. Moore, Jerry Brooks (Pam) and Henry A. Brooks (Emma); 21 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Dorothy Mitchell and Regina Wilkerson.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Marilyn Brandon and Diane Owen, three grandchildren, Deborah, Cynthia and William Dixon and 15 siblings.

A funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Stewart officiating and Rev. Wallace Peters as eulogist. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Thursday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 821 Edmunds Street, South Boston.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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