Mary Frances Brooks
1932 - 2020
Mary Frances Brooks

Mary Frances Brooks, 88, of Spotsylvania, Va., passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Fredericksburg, Va. She was born on April 15, 1932, in Spotsylvania, the daughter of the late Richard and Vernell Banks Sprow. Mary Frances attended John J. Wright and retired from her own professional cleaning business. She was a devoted member of Piney Branch Baptist Church, Spotsylvania. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmore Brooks; and son, Keith E. Brooks.

Mary Frances is survived by her sons, Cornelius L. Brooks (Ann) of Washington, D.C., Franklin L. Brooks (Cheryl) of Denver, CO, and Phillip E. Brooks (Sonya) of Spotsylvania; daughter, Pamela D. Robinson of Spotsylvania; brother, Rev. Reginald J. Banks (Helen) of Hampton, Va.; brothers-in-law, James Brooks (Lillian) and Alphonso Brooks all of Spotsylvania; sister-in-law, Mary Lindsey of Spotsylvania; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special lifelong friends.

A private graveside service was held at the Brooks Family Cemetery, Spotsylvania, with the Reverend Barbara Hill officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Mary Frances's memory to the Piney Branch Breast Cancer Health Awareness Ministry 10727 Piney Branch Road Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Online guestbook is available at
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Published by The Free Lance - Star on Sep. 18, 2020.
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I was very fortunate to have known Mrs. Brooks through family. Her gentle tone made you feel welcome and not a stranger in her presence. Rest peacefully as your journey to be with our family and Loved ones that have gone on before us awaits you. Prayers and strength to the Brooks Family .
Vanessa Williams
September 21, 2020
A very fine lady, wonderful cook and friend. May you walk with God in peace.
Deborah Banks Tibbs
September 20, 2020