Claudia W. Brooks
1934 - 2019
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age 85 was born February 24, 1934. She passed away Wednesday August 14, 2019. She moved to Gary, Indiana at the age of 8 in 1942. A lifelong resident thereafter, graduating from Roosevelt High School Class of "1952". Claudia was a member of Church of God, and was baptized at a very young age. She remained a lifelong member thereafter, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. She attended Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor and Master's Degree in education. Claudia retired as a supervisor in the Human Resources Department at NIPSCO with 33 years of services (1957-1990). A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA), Links, Booklovers Club, Gary, Indiana and Jack & Jill. She is preceded in death by her father Lebon Grant, mother Lula Bell Grant and only sibling, Sister Bernice Smith. She is survived by loving and devoted husband Charles D. Brooks, Jr. of 46 years; children Lemuel D. Williams Jr. (Billy), Freya Brown, Linda M. Brooks, Carlton D. Brooks, Glynis K. Brooks, Brandon D. Brooks; niece Jennifer Allen; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. We are eternally grateful to her sister-in-law, Blanche Brooks; her cousin Zenobia Hodges and her caregivers Mary Breland, Darlene Daniels and Darla Phillipps for the support and care they provided during her illness. Visitation Friday August 23, 2019 from 9a.m. -11:00a.m. Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony at 10:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at First Church of God 134 East 43rd Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donation in her memory to the Gary Educational Development Foundation, Inc. P O Box 641257, Gary, Indiana 46401 or Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana 8407 Virginia Street Merrillville, Indiana. 46410. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21, 2019.
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Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony
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Funeral service
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September 11, 2019
Our Dearest Cousin Claudia . . . Love You!

Charles, Billy, and Family, oh my, our deepest heartfelt sympathies. God Bless your hearts Cousins.

Oh my - generational aging, illness, disabilities, coupled with pivotal miles between, thus, not knowing, not attending Claudia's Services, Jesus, I'm so sorry, ...

Oh kind, beautifully spirited, warm embracing, fun, loving Cousin Claudia, rest well, for you are home!

Much Love To You All!
The Butler's, all now of IL
Cousin Gloria
Cousin Angela, and
Cousin Mario Butler-Del Rio and Family
August 27, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Claudia and also that I was not able to attend her services.
I worked at Nipsco with Claudia and enjoyed her kindness and knowledge. She will be missed.
Linda Buzinec
August 25, 2019
Claudia was always very kind to me, rest in peace cousin.
Eddie Underwood
August 25, 2019
Claudia was always very kind to me, may she rest in peace.
Eddie Underwood
August 25, 2019
Charles:
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family at this time.

Jim and Erna Yackel
Jim and Erna Yackel
August 25, 2019
James and Erna Yackel
August 24, 2019
WE THE KENDRICK SISTER'S EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE PASSING OF YOUR BELOVED: "MRS. CLAUDIA W. BROOKS". THE SOUL OF THIS SAINT HAS TAKEN HER EARTHLY SLEEP, INTO THE SUN SETTING OF A NEW DAY. NOW, RESTING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER FOR ALL ETERNITY.

MAY THE BROOKS FAMILY CONTINUE TO BE STRONG. FOR THE LORD, SAID; HE WILL TURN YOUR MOURNING INTO JOY, CONSOLE AND GLADDEN YOU AFTER YOUR SORROW. AND HE'LL BE THERE TO STRENGTHEN YOU THROUGH YOUR DARKEST AND LONELY HOURS.

WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY,

THE KENDRICK SISTER'S
D. KENDRICK
August 24, 2019
Dr. Cordia Moore
August 23, 2019
MMy thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Helen Warren
August 22, 2019
Greta Heard would like to extend her condolences to the Brooks family on the loss of their loved one.
Greta Heard
August 22, 2019
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Diane Dorn Smith
August 21, 2019
With heartfelt sympathy to the family. RIP lovely lady.
Ermazell Jones
August 21, 2019
TO CHARLES BROOKS and FAMILY:

We extend our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Claudia. She was such a beautiful person; inside and out.

I was a secretary at NIPSCO in HR, under her supervision for 12 years; I could not have had a more loving and caring supervisor.

She will be missed, I know she had been ill for some time; may she rest in peace.

Please know that the "IRONS FAMILY" have you in our prayers. We know God will give you comfort during this difficult time.

SYRATHIA IRONS-THAXTON,

IRONS FAMILY MEMBERS:
Earmon Irons, Jr.
Evie Irons
Gerald D. Irons, Sr.
SYRATHIA IRONS-THAXTON
August 21, 2019
Sympathy to Charles and the entire family. May God continue to bless and keep all of you. She was a great co-worker with me at NIPSCO. Great memories. Mary Williams and the Dunham Family.
Mary Williams
August 20, 2019
Condolences to Husband, Son, and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeanette Hopson Lovings & Family
August 20, 2019
These words are not powerful enough to express my extreme sadness in your passing. I remember 1966, when I first met you at NIPSCO. Always a smile, always kindness to everyone, and always a professional. But, most of all, I will cherish and always remember your friendship. Looking forward to when we meet again, Claudia, and I will see that smile of a beautiful and very precious friend. My deepest condolences to Charles, Billy and all of your family at this time.

Nancy Blair
Nancy Blair
August 19, 2019
I remember your presentations regarding NIPSCO Company Policy and other issues you were always very pleasant and with a smile. GOD Bless
Ronnie Vickerstaff
August 19, 2019
Our Dearest Claudia
You were my supervisor in the Billing Dept at NIPSCO, 840 Broadway. My sincere condolences to your husband, son and ALL other family members and friends.
May God give you rest.
Our Love,
The Garner family.
Elois Garner
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