Verla Mae Brooks, age 86, of
Somerset, passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2016, at
the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Verla was born in Harlan
County, daughter of the late Matthew and Dorothy Greene Fuson,
on August 1, 1929.
She married John Estil Brooks, on June
10, 1946, in Ingram.
There were seven children from their
Verla enjoyed flower gardening, cooking
She loved spending time with her
She attended Saline Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons,
James E. (and Treva) Brooks, of Barbourville, John L. (and
Phillis) Brooks, of Pineville, Tony (and Charolette) Brooks, of
Eubank, Timothy A. (and Robin) Brooks, of the Oak Hill
Community, and Bro. Teddy K. (and Regina) Brooks, of Somerset;
her daughter, Saundra Mays (and Ron), of Somerset; her twenty
grandchildren; and thirty-two great-grandchildren.
Verla is preceded in death by
her parents; her husband, John; her son, Gary R. Brooks; her
brothers, Bill Henry Fuson and Edward Lee Fuson; her
daughter-in-law, Mary George Brooks; and her two grandsons,
James E. Brooks, Jr. and Benny Allen Mays, Jr..
Visitation will be Friday,
March 18, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held
on Friday, after the visitation, at 1:00 p.m., in the funeral
home chapel with Bro. Teddy Brooks and Bro. Noah Broughton
Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial
Verla’s grandsons will serve as
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.