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MOLLIE L. BROOKS

February 24, 1932 January 20, 2013
MOLLIE L. BROOKS
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Mollie Leonia Brooks was born on February 24, 1932 in Huntingtown, MD, to Henry James Brooks, Sr. and Daisy Roberta Mackall Brooks. She departed this earthly realm for a better prepared place on January 20, 2013. Mollie was educated in Calvert County Public Schools. She enjoyed school and always encouraged her children and grandchildren to get their education. She used her own skills to study her bible and keep detailed family records. Mollie learned the value of hard work at an early age and labored with a willing spirit throughout her life. Following her mother’s death, she helped raise her siblings and cared for her own father until his passing. She worked inside and outside the house to raise thirteen children, cooking, chopping wood, farming tobacco, raising livestock and growing and canning vegetables and fruit. Through her diligence, she was able to keep a house stocked with food enough to share, even in lean times. She held many jobs, including cook, caretaker and custodian before retiring from Calvert County Public Schools in 1997. Even then, several parents were blessed to have her help in caring for their babies. Her strong hands could be so gentle. Mollie had a special touch with food and her cooking was widely appreciated and sought after. She enjoyed watching others savor the food she prepared and would often set aside special dishes as a token of her favor. If asked how to prepare a signature dish, she would say, “just add a pinch of this and a dab of that!” It worked perfectly for her but would not turn out right for others. The secret ingredient in every pot of kale and in every pound of potato salad was her love. Mollie’s home was adorned with beautiful plants and flowers, inside and out. She felt her best when she spent time hoeing, weeding and watering her flowerbeds. When asked how she kept her plants so beautiful, she would say, “You talk to them and love them like you would do anything else.” But she would not let you touch them! She taught her loved ones to give her flowers while she lived. We are grateful to have heeded that lesson. Mollie was known as “Mother Mollie” to so many and would nourish and care for any child and many adults too. She had an open, giving heart and a ready smile. Sitting at her kitchen table, she was as likely to share a joke as a scripture. Even her sharp opinions were delivered with a smile. Her combination of fun, wisdom and understanding made others relax in her presence. Brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, neighbors and others knew that they had a true friend in Mollie; one who did not judge, who prayed for their well-being and who loved unconditionally. Her capacity for love and forgiveness was unlimited and truly unique. Mollie loved and accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior at an early age. She began every day in conversation with Jesus, casting a net of prayer over her loved ones, the sick and shut in. She was a faithful member and the mother of Calvary United Church. Every clear Sunday would find her in her favorite pew dressed in her finest attire, topped with a hat. She took pride in looking her best for Jesus and loved that her daughters shopped to keep her in style. Mollie lived her life with a spirit of quietness but became bold when she talked about the goodness of the Lord. She would tell callers and visitors, “I’m never alone. Jesus is here with me. I’m talking to my Master and reading my bible.” Indeed, she left this life as she lived it, with her bible open, preparing for a day of worship. She was a model of Christian faith and the love of God shined through her. Mollie was a rare and precious jewel who sparkled and delighted others through her natural gifts. She is sorely missed by all who knew her and strive to carry on her legacy by “sticking together and looking out for each other.” She has blessed too many, too richly to ever be forgotten. Mollie was preceded in death by Enoch Booth, her parents, Henry Sr. and Daisy; two brothers, Henry Jr. and Darby and one sister, Sylvia; her devoted son Lincoln and treasured grandson Trevan, brothers-in-law Herman, Fields, Jimmy and Robert and son-in-law Abby. She leaves to cherish her legacy of love, generosity, faith and devotion, her children, Edith (Ronald), Michael (Sue), Christine (Clifton), Ricardo (Shelvy), Rodney (Brenda), Anthony, Lafayette (Dawne), Cheryl, Candie, LueRue (James), Juanita, and Tyrone; siblings, Irene, Bernard, Elder (Shirley), Geneva, Alphonso (Arlene), Kathleen (Daniel), Odella, Rosalee, Joseph (Ophelia), Lorraine, MacAuthur (Clarice), and Joyce; 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews, relatives, church family and special friends.

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Visitation

Saturday

26

Jan

10:00 AM 1/26/2013 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/26/2013 11:30:00 AM
Calvary United Church

7545 Wayside Drive
Sunderland, MD 20689

Calvary United Church
7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Jan

11:30 AM 1/26/2013 11:30:00 AM
Calvary United Church

7545 Wayside Drive
Sunderland, MD 20689

Calvary United Church
7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

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Calvary United Church Final Resting Place

7545 Wayside Drive
Sunderland, MD 20689

7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland 20689 MD
United States
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