Joy LaVerne Brooks

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September 28, 1930 – September 30, 2014
Joy LaVerne Brooks, 84, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sept. 30, 2014 in Bowie, TX.
Visitation for Mrs. Brooks was from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 1 at Shaw’s Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Oct. 2 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Abbott officiating with the assistance of Joe Wadsworth.
Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Shaw’s Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 28, 1930 in the Salona Community near Bowie. She had a wonderful childhood, and though she was an only child to Raymond and Ovva Faulkenberry, she had lots of cousins around to enjoy.
Joy was a devoted mother and friend to all. She enjoyed her family at Calvary Baptist Church in Bowie. Before Joy fell ill, she volunteered many years for the benefit of hospice. Her humor and sweetness will be sorely missed.
She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Faulkenberry; mother, Ovva Faulkenberry; aunt, Loda Hupp and uncle, Herman Stout.
She is survived by her son, Carroll Brooks and his wife Mickki; daughter Cathy Gallardo and her husband Larry; grandsons, Jake and Jon Ashlee and great granddaughter Ashlyn.
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