Augusta S. Brookens
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AGE: 86 • Plainfield
Augusta S. Brookens, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the JFK Hartwyck @Cedar Brook Nursing Home in Plainfield. Born and raised in King William County VA, Mrs. Brookens had resided there until moving to Plainfield in 1959. She was a graduate of the King William Training High School in 1943 and received her bachelor's degree in English and Social Studies from Virginia Union University in 1949. Mrs. Brookens earned a Master's Degree in special education in 1973 from Kean College. Prior to her retirement Mrs. Brookens, began her career as a teacher at the Central High School in King and Queen VA, she later went on to work at the Raritan Valley Unit (ARC) in New Brunswick for twenty years. She also taught at the After School Neighborhood House in Plainfield. She was an active member of the Faith Christian Outreach Church in Plainfield. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and loved spending time with her family.
Predeceased by her husband Harry Brookens in 1982. Surviving is her daughter Glynis Brookens and her son Matthew Brookens and his wife Tanya; two grandchildren Ryan and Kyle Brookens all of Plainfield; her brother Foster L. Smith, Sr. and his wife Hattie; sisters Rosina L. Smith and Mattie S. Morton.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 12th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 209, West 8th St., Plainfield and on Saturday, July 13th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Outreach Church, 533 West 5th Street, Plainfield, followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Keystone Community, 154 Front St., So. Plainfield, NJ 07080 or Neighborhood House, 644 West 4th St., Plainfield, NJ 07060. To send condolences go to www.higginsfuneralhome.com
Published in Courier News on July 10, 2013