Sharon Brooks went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 5, 2008, after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. Her funeral service with the Reverend David Cason officiating will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 8th at the Broadview Baptist Church with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM on Monday in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South.
Sharon was born on September 19, 1948 in Haskell, Texas. She grew up in Stamford and graduated from Stamford High School in 1967. She married Earnest Brooks on December 18, 1969 and they moved to Abilene in 1970, where they raised their three children.
Sharon worked for the Abilene Independent School District-Bonham Elementary for 20 years before her illness forced her retirement in February of 2008. In those 20 years of teaching, she touched the lives of every student who passed through the resource classroom door, as well as many others. From 1975-1998, she volunteered countless hours for every activity her children participated in, including, PTA, Girl Scouts, softball and baseball. Sharon was a Baptist and attended Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene.
Sharon is survived by her husband of over 38 years, Earnest Brooks of Abilene; one daughter, Michelle Huffaker and husband, Joe Dan and their children, Noelle, Danyelle, and Jourdan all of Avoca; two sons, Michael Brooks and wife Sandy, and their children, Abagael and Madisyn, and Marc Brooks and wife Katie and their son, Andrew all of Abilene; her parents, Hazel and A.J. McClintock of Abilene; a sister, Darla Cox and husband Steve of Abilene, and their children, Chris of Abilene and Stephanie Sidwell and husband Matt of Ft. Worth; a brother, Gary McClintock of Abilene; and her Bonham family which includes many close friends.
Sharon was only on this earth for just over 59 years, but in that time she touched so many lives. She will be missed by them all: her family, her friends, and her students at Bonham Elementary.
Earnest and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on the untimely passing of your wife and Mother. Although we did not know her personally, sounds like she was a lovely lady.
Our prayer is that God puts his arms around you and your family as he is our comfort in times like these. Friends and loved ones share your sorrow
Jerry and Betty
Jerry and Betty StocksHaskell, TX
Earnest and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Sharons passing. I can remember her coming to the bank and I would always envy her because of her beautiful smile and her beautiful hair. She was such a beautiful lady and now she is a beautiful angel watching over all of you. May God comfort you during this difficult time and forever.
Vice President of Retail Operations
First Financial Bank of Abilene
Revonda SmithAbilene, TX
My family was saddened by the passing of Sharon Brooks. We feel that we had breakfast with her everyday for many years when my children went to Bonham. She always had a smile for us. We will pray for your family during this diffucult time. Martha, Duane, Andrew, Elizabeth Mills
Martha MillsAbilene, TX
Mike and Marc,
I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I personally know the effects that cancer can have on a family. It is important and terribly difficult to remember during this time that your mom is now in a better place and no longer in any pain. Please know that your entire family will be in my prayers during this difficult and sorrowful time. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Nick McMillonAbilene, TX