Deretha "Dot" Brooks went to soar with angels August 4, 2014 at Manor Park in Midland. Family visitation and viewing will be Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at American Heritage Funeral Home, 4100 N FM 1788. Funeral services will be Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Midland, 5501 N Midkiff with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Dot was born March 4, 1925 in Dimmit, Texas to John (JJ) and Minnie Redwine. She was the middle child of 13 children. Her family moved many times between Texas and New Mexico farming. She married William Truman Brooks January 9, 1945 in Muleshoe, Texas. Their 51-year marriage brought two children, Kathy and Steve. The Oilfield took them many places until they settled in Ozona in 1963. W.T. was transferred to Midland in 1977. They both resided in Midland until their deaths. Dot was an avid bowler and bowled on numerous leagues over the years. Anyone who was blessed to eat a pie she made will tell you it was heavenly. You never left her table hungry as she enjoyed to feed those she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband W.T.; her son, Steve Brooks; her parents; brothers, Leonard Redwine, J.C. Redwine, Duge Redwine, Jerl and Berl Redwine; and sister, Wanelle Boatman. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gary and Kathy Gibson; grandchildren, Cody (Sherry) Layman, Brandi (Daniel) Price, Amy Gibson, and Blake Gibson; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Homer and Eugene Redwine; sisters Bonnie Ashmore, Edna (JB) Snead, Billie Rae (Dallas) McCurry; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Vogel and his staff, the loving nurses and staff at Manor Park and Home Hospice for the compassionate care of Dot over the years. Memorials can be made in honor of Dot to Manor Park Midland. All arrangements are entrusted to American Heritage Cemetery and Funeral Home.
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American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home
4100 North FM 1788 Midland, TX 79707
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2014