IRENE RACHEL BROOKS
Peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2012 of Alexandria, VA. Beloved wife of John A. Brooks; mother of John Brooks (Kathy), Jerry Brooks, Pat Tessier (Paul) and Jane Saylor (Wayne); sister of Genevieve Salm and Vera Golightly (Bill). also survived by nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA on Monday, January 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, January 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA. Interment Quantico National Cemetery, on Wednesday, January 9, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests others to do an act of kindness to a stranger in honor of Irene and her history of kindness or to donate to St. Rita's Catholic Church.