Ruth “Minnie” Brooks, 82, of Greenville passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. A Funeral will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 10th at Peters Funeral Home with Mary Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Memoryland Memorial Park with Zachary Gray, Jacob Gray, James Carney III, Kyle Littrell, Drew McMurtre, Zachary Powell, Joel Brooks, Richard Miller, and Josh Brooks serving as pallbearers. A visitation will be before the service from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the funeral home.
Ruth was born on March 10, 1936 in Walton, New York to Fredrick Henry and Glenna Elizabeth (Davis) Miller. She was the secretary for City Sanitation in Commerce, TX. Ruth married Bobby P. Brooks on December 12, 1954 in Center Moriches, New York. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1987.
Those left to cherish her memory are son, Russell Brooks and wife, Sherrill; daughters, Debby Gray and husband, Carl, Melissa Carney and husband, Jay, and Bobbie Bowen; grandchildren, Shelby McMurtre, Madison Powell, Emily Littrell, James W. Carney III, Zachary Gray, Jacob Gray, Rachel Gray, Joel Brooks, Joshua Brooks, Jordan Brooks, and Alexandria Brooks; 13 great- grandchildren; sister, Joan Medlin and husband, Benny; brother, Richard Miller and wife, Mary; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Donald Miller, Robert Miller; sisters, Joyce Dunn, Mary McCleod, Belle Billingsley, and Sharon Woodrum.