Carolyn Dean Brooks, 83 of Bogata.

carolyndeanbrooksMrs. Carolyn Dean Brooks age 83 of Bogata died Saturday Sept 17,2016 in Paris Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday September 20 at Bogata First United Methodist Church with Rev Travis Chappell and Dr. Ed Lee officiating. Burial will be in Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home with pallbearers James Wood, John Ragsdill, Kenneth Jeffery, Frank Stubblefield, Jace Jeffery, Casey Jeffery and Kelly Jeffery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church fellowship hall.

Carolyn was born February 21, l933 in the Pine Branch community of Red River County the only child of Travis and Mable Grant Hale. She graduated from Bogata High School in 1949 and graduated from East Texas State University.  She married Dr. E.E. Brooks July 10, 1955 at Bogata First United Methodist Church where she was a longtime active member serving in the choir and occasional pianist. She was very active in the Bogata PTA and Girl Scouts as well as all the activities in which her four daughters participated.  She was an avid and Master Bridge Player and loved entertaining her friends, friends of her children and was a gracious hostess for holidays especially Christmas Eve.  She enjoyed playing the piano and group singings    She was especially fond of her sons-in-law, her daughters and her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband  and faithful caregiver,  Dr. E.E. Brooks of Bogata; her four daughters: Kim Kelsey and husband Joe Travis of Bogata, Dr. Kathy  Kimmey  and husband Charlie of Temple, Staci  Chapppell  and husband Ronnie of  Addielou  and Becky Paysse and husband Kenny of Temple;  nine grandchildren, Brooks Kimmey and wife Katy of Robinson, Travis Chappell and wife Kayla of Denton, Kelli O’Donnell and husband, Dustin of Temple;  Grant Chappell and wife Ashley of Paris, Caroline Chappell of Lubbock, Jonathan Paysse and wife Kelsi of Georgetown, Carter Kelsey and wife Keely of Deport, Andrew Paysse of College Station, and William Paysee of Temple; four great grandchildren: Deacon and Lincoln Kimmey of Robinson, Kylie Kelsey of Deport and Mabel Chappell of Denton; cousins, Judy and Bob Davis, Dickie and Lou Grant, and Alice Ann White; Special Friend, Pat Jeffery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bogata, P.O. Box 9, Bogata, TX 75417 or charity of your choice.

  1. Carolyn Strawn Gibson says:

    One of my very first memories of Carolyn is riding in the back seat of her car as she drove The Strawn girls and Becky to school, we carpooled. I remember her happy smile with her perfect red lipstick and an always freshly done up do of her hair. I remember always admiring her hair, I thought is was so pretty. Carolyn was always so welcoming when you came to visit her, and as a little girl, I visited a lot! I still have a shell necklace she and EE gave to me from a trip to Hawaii. I am so sorry Kim, Staci, Kathy and Becky, moms are so very special. Dr. Brooks (EE)you will be in my prayers and close to my heart, Carolyn was a wonderful person.
    Love so much,
    Carolyn Strawn Gibson

  2. Melanie Handlin says:

    Carolyn will always have a special place in my heart. She has been there for so many wonderful moments in my life. Our visits were my favorite. She would talk about each child and grandchild. Carolyn would have many pictures and I loved looking at each one of them plus her covered refrigerator that held all her favorites. I tried living at her house on several occasions. Not once did I want to leave. Carolyn loved me and believed in me. She influenced me to be better and do better. She was only one person I shared my diary with, as you all know, she was very convincing.
    There is so many wonderful memories …. My kids gave her the nickname of “momma Brooks” it’s fitting.
    Forever in my heart and much love to you all,
    Thank you for sharing her, she influenced so many.

  3. Brenda Hoover,Rogers says:

    Sorry your mother was a very sweet and loving Lady. She had heart of gold.

  4. Chsrlene Morris. Harper says:

    Dr.Brooks and family I’m so very sorry for ya’ll lost.My prayers and thoughts are with you all.God bless ya’ll and keep ya’ll in his loving arms always.
    Charlene Morris Harper

  5. Ronnie A. Nutt says:

    Special blessings and prayers to the family on the loss of such a special loved one! She was blessed by a special loving family and a family blessed by a special loving mother and wife! Memories are forever!!
    Ronnie A. Nutt

  6. Carolyn Reigert Rhodes says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of her passing. I will be thinking of all of you and you will be in my prayers. May God comfort all and give you strength.

  7. Desiree Sigler says:

    May the love of family and friends give you strength as the “hearer of prayer” embraces your hearts. Lean on one another as the days ahead become difficult to bear alone. Share your memories they will be a source of comfort that can help your family cope and grant them peace.

  8. Mark David Posey says:

    Dr. Brooks and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Carolyn. My prayer is that the Prince of Peace give you peace during these next few days and years. She was a very kind lady.

    Mark Posey and Bob Posey

  9. Sharon, Clint, and Hollie Greer says:

    I am praying for all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and provide Peace and Comfort. The Brooks family is a part of my childhood memories. There was a dirt path from my house to the Brooks home. I walked that path many, many times. I always knew when I made it to the end of that path I would be welcomed by whomever was home. I really appreciate the love this family shared with me. Thank you for being such wonderful people. I love each of you.

  10. Charles B. Reed, II says:

    Dr. Brooks and family- I was saddened to read in the Clarksville Times about Mrs. Brooks death. The Reed family sends our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of bereavement. My Mother, Meda Reed, enjoyed working with Mrs. Brooks in the hospital auxiliary. Mrs. Brooks was such a lovely, gracious lady and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. I remember so fondly Mrs. Brooks parents who were members of Mc Kenzie Memorial Methodist Church when I played the organ there my last 3 years in high school. May God comfort you with His grace and peace. Charles “Sonny” Reed. Shelby, North Carolina

  11. BETTY SUE REED says:

    ED,

    I AM SO SORRY TO LEARN OF CAROLYN’S DEATH. ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW HER
    I HAVE ALWAYS APPRECIATED YOU SO MUCH. ALSO KNOW HOW MUCH MY FATHER
    RESPECTED AND APPRECIATED YOU AS A COLLEEAGUE AND FRIEND. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
    BETTY SUE REED

  12. Carolyn was my first girl friend at pine branch I also knew her mom and dad Travis and Mable

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