Lula Lee Howie Brooks, 77, of Hamburg, died on July 9, 2016 at the Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and a 1958 graduate of Portland High School. She was a homemaker and worked for Foote’s and Jade Grocery Store for 40 years.
Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She loved her church family and enjoyed cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.S. Brooks in 1995; a daughter, Olivia Ann Brooks; a grandson, Benjamin Charles Brooks; her parents, Seab and Noba Lee Pruitt Howie; and a sister, Sarah Mae Howie.
She is survived by two sons, Rev. Sanders Brooks and wife, Rhonda of Monticello and Don Brooks and wife, Kathryn, of Cabot; two sisters, Mary Alice Jackson of Tatum, Texas and Lois Mitchell of Gladewater, Texas; four grandchildren, D.J. Brooks of Conway, Megan Bateman and husband, Nick, of Starkville, Mississippi, Joseph Brooks of Conway and Grace Brooks of Cabot and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be July 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Jones- Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held on July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bros. Lloyd Townsend and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers are Franklin Ricks, Keith Ladd, Sam Ricks, Jerod Selby, Matthew Ricks and Mike Martin.
Honorary pallbearers are Benton Newcome, Carl Rice, Jr., Bobby Foster, Denver Burns, Wilbur Austin, Booster Burns and Joe Foote.
Memorials may be made to:
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association
c/o Keith Ladd
186 Ashley Road 121
Hamburg, AR 71646