She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, evangelist, mentor, and a spiritual mother fell asleep on Thursday, August 30, 2012.
The third of thirteen children, she was born on November 24, 1931 to Lillie Martin Brooks and John Leslie Brooks in Tullahoma, Tennessee. She grew into a beautiful young woman and was united in holy matrimony to William C. Cooley, Jr.
She is survived by husband, William C. Cooley, Jr.
Five children, Charles Michael Cooley, James Edward (Lee) Cooley, Paul Allen (Marilyn) Cooley, Pamela Diane Cooley Smith and Vincent Jay (Deborah) Cooley.
Four Brothers– Lillard Russell (Virginia) Brooks, Don Lee Brooks, Elder Billy Joe (Barbara) Brooks and Enoch Melvin “Butch” (Vera)Brooks.
Twelve grandchildren and Twenty- six great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She loved her family dearly and provided guidance and wisdom typical of women in biblical days. She accepted Christ in His fullness as a young mother and dedicated the remainder of her life to stewardship, evangelism, mentoring and service to the Lord’s people.
Her life was enriched by nine brothers and three sisters: Ruthie Bell Brooks Bynote (deceased), Louie O’ Neal Brooks (deceased), Hazel Dement Brooks (deceased), Gladys Brooks Stamps (deceased), Edwin Howard Brooks (deceased), John Edwin (Nelson )Brooks (deceased), Bobby Ward Brooks (deceased), Bettie Lou Brooks (deceased)
Visitation- Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at First Baptist Church with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00p.m with Bishop Gaillard officiating and Bishop Vincent Cooley as Eulogist.
Interment Evergreen Cemetery
First Baptist Church 108 East Grundy Street Tullahoma, TN 37388
J. A. Welton & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.