Mattie Price Brooks
Born on Dec. 3, 1911
MATTIE PRICE BROOKS
SHINER - Mattie Price Brooks, age 102, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013.
Mattie was born to Mary Steen and Edward Price on December 3, 1911 in Gonzales County, where she was raised as a child of God, with a strong willed soul. She was known to her family and friends as "Mother". She worked as a housekeeper for many years.
"Mother" accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She was a faithful member of Brooks Worship Center under the guidance of Pastor Carl Gorman of Corpus Christi, Tx., where she was so lovingly called "Ms. Daisy" by her church family, until her health began to fail her.
"Mother" had recently celebrated her 102th birthday, surrounded by her family and friends.
Mother married the love of her life, Jasper Leanus Brooks on February 18, 1937, who also preceded her in death, and to this union, five children were born; Dorothy Gates (Wardell) of Shiner, Raydell Brown of Bay City, Robert Brooks (Janet) of Barstow, CA,. Donrell Brooks (Carolyn) of Hesperia, CA and Edward Brooks (Charlene) of Odessa. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Annie Mae Bray, her second family, Virginia Yates and daughters and a host of family and friends.
Visitation 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2013 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum.
Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday , December 14, 2013 at United Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Shiner with Rev Andrea Brooks officiating and Rev. Carl Gorman eulogist. Burial at Bluebonnet Cemetery.
On-line guestbook may be signed at www.thielecooper.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.