Gene Rooks
1932 - 2014
BORN
1932
DIED
2014
FUNERAL HOME
Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL
Rooks, Gene Gene Ballentine Rooks, 81, died April 10, 2014. She was born in Orlando to Corbin and Thelma Ballentine and lived her entire life in Central Florida. She was a devoted wife and mother, and devout servant of Christ. Following her graduation from Orlando High School she married her true "other half," Victor Bert Rooks. After her faith, Gene's love for her family was her greatest joy. Her children cherished her unlimited forgiveness, patience and depth of love. Her pride in her grandsons held no bounds, and she was exceedingly pleased they have all pursued some level of higher education after high school, even including one Fulbright Scholar and one pursuing a Pastoral Masters degree. Gene is survived by her husband Bert; children Robin Black, Stephen Rooks (Jodie), and Carol Porter (Ken); grandsons Jason Rooks (Amy), Justin Reeves, Michael Porter, Cameron Black, Corbin Rooks, Stephen Porter and Samuel Rooks; brother David Ballentine (Maureen); brothers-in-law William and Gerald (Mary Jane); nine nieces and nephews; and many cousins. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Gene's life at a visitation Friday, April 18, 5-8 p.m. and a service Saturday, April 19, 12 noon at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha.Her full obituary is available on www.DignityMemorial.com, where you can also share your memories of Gene.


Published by Orlando Sentinel on Apr. 17, 2014.
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Apr
18
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL
Apr
19
Service
12:00p.m.
Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL
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Gene ... I'm so sorry I never had the honor of ever getting to meet you in person. You helped me many years in the research of my McClintock roots and for that I am forever grateful. My condolences and prayers to your family.

Your distant cousin
Judy McClintock
November 10, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Robin Black
April 19, 2014
Bert and family, So sorry to hear about Gene. She was a great and godly lady and enjoyed listening to her teach Sunday School class. Gene will be greatly missed by all but we know where she is, watching, smiling down on all. You and your family are in my prayers.
Kathy & Bill Anderson
April 17, 2014
Coincidentally, Her Mother and mine, Thelma Baker Ballentine passed also on an April 10th, in 1998.

G. David and Maureen Ballentine, Brother and sister in law.
G. David Ballentine
April 17, 2014
Jean McLaughlin
April 16, 2014
I worked with Gene at GMAC she was a wonderful lady. you and your family are in my prayers.
Karen Cunningham
April 16, 2014
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