Suzanne Hughes Brooks, December 4, 1926~March 11, 2017

Untitled-39Suzanne Hughes Brooks, 90, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born December 4, 1926 in Gillham, AR, the youngest of 8 children, to Charlie and Maggie Hughes.

She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a hospice volunteer for 13 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Brooks and a son, William G. (Billy) Brooks.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Brooks Browne of Fayetteville; a foster daughter, Carol Gamble of Fayetteville; a daughter-in-law, Ginger Brooks of Rogers; sons, Mike Brooks and wife, Donna of Broken Arrow, OK, Peter Brooks and wife, Kelly of Fayetteville and Matthew Brooks and wife, Sunny of Anderson, MO; 6 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many loving friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel.

The family requests memorials or donations be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St, Fayetteville, AR. 72703 or The Botanical Gardens of NWA, P.O. Box 3079, Fayetteville, AR. 72702.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Robert & Helen O'Connor » 13. Mar, 2017

    Aunt Suzie was a one of a kind lady and she will be missed very much by all her nieces and their families. We have wonderful memories to ease the pain of loss. We are holding all of you in our prayers.

    Michelle Agee » 14. Mar, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. All of us here at Hospice are heartbroken. We love Suzi so much and are missing her already. I have observed and visited with everyone here and all of us who knew her are genuinely grieving the loss of a special friend who we loved dearly. She was such a bright light that the world is a dimmer place without her shining in it. We are here for you all if you need us. She loved her family so much and talked about you guys all of the time. She was very proud of you all. Her life was full of love. God bless you all. Michelle Agee

    Traci Frederick » 14. Mar, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only had the joy of knowing Ms. Suzy since I began working at the Hospice in July. She was a precious spirit and lovely to be around. I went in and hugged her every Tuesday with a smile. She always thanked me for dropping by to visit and see her and the other volunteers working. Although I hadn’t known her long, I am blessed she came into my life. Please know I’m here if you need anything. She is deeply loved at the hospice and by those who knew her. I’m praying for God’s comfort and peace over your family.

    Christy Priddy (beauty shop) » 14. Mar, 2017

    Carole, Katherine, and Mathew I’m so sorry to hear about Suzi. You’re in my prayers and thoughts.

    Lorrie Carson » 15. Mar, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure going to miss her. She treated me like family from the first time that I met her. I am here if you need anything. Love to you all.

    david combs » 15. Mar, 2017

    great lady she will be missed

    Kristie Holm » 15. Mar, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers, Katherine, Carol and Ginger.

    T Fuller » 15. Mar, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Suzy was such a sweetie and was always cheerful and happy. I first met Suzy when she volunteered for me at the University Museum more than 25 years ago. Then I got to see her occasionally at Hospice, although less often. We will all miss her. Please know you are in our hearts.

    Phyllis Vanlandingham » 15. Mar, 2017

    I have such happy memories of spending time at the Brooks’ house near Combs, when Bill and Suzie and the children lived next door to my family’s (Donahou) farm. My sister Judy and Kathy were the same age and very good friends. Suzie always made us feel welcome and part of her family, even after they moved to Baldwin. As a teenager, I even babysat for either Peter or Matt, who was a baby, while the rest of the Brooks family went on vacation. I was so proud that Suzie trusted me. (Of course, I now know that she knew my mother would also be present, as the baby stayed at our house, but she paid ME. My first paying job!) My last meeting with Suzie was at my mother’s funeral this past May. She was still the exuberant, caring, happy woman I remembered.

    Please accept my deepest condolences. She will be missed.

    Dennis Donahou » 16. Mar, 2017

    Suzie was a person I remember from my earliest childhood
    I remember all of the great times our families shared
    Together. Bill and Suzie were such wonderful friends
    To mom and Dad. She was s great person with such
    A large personality. I will always remember her beautiful
    Laugh. My thoughts are with the Family.

    Mignonne Scarbrough » 16. Mar, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Brooks’ death. She was such a friendly, funny woman. Your family will be in my prayers.

    Ann Reagan Westrup » 17. Mar, 2017

    My prayers are with all the Brooks family.

    Judy Donahue Erickson » 19. Mar, 2017

    Suzie was like a second Mom to me. I spent almost as much time at her house as in my own home. Kathy and I grew up together and my Family loved Suzie, the wonderful lady with the big smile, great hugs and deep laugh that always warmed my heart. I loved her and will miss her.

    Olivia Sordo » 31. Mar, 2017

    My dearest Peter,
    It broke my heart to learn about Suzanne. She was such a marvelous, funny, sharp, clever person from whose wit and charm we all drew inspiration. You know I’m very much with you and Kelly and Kathryn in my thoughts and in my heart. May the love of friends and family help you through these difficult times. We were graced by her presence. With deepest condolences, Olivia

    Mary Williams » 17. Apr, 2017

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Even though I hadn’t seen her in years, I kept up with her through my brothers. I am so impressed with her exceptional volunteerism. My thoughts are with you and your siblings.