MOUNT VERNON — Bernadine Lela (Brown) Brooks, 78, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital.
Preceded in death by first husband, Max Thomas Pollock, of 10 years; and second husband, Earl Brooks, of 31 years; daughter, Barbara Jo Williams; two grandsons; three sisters; and four brothers.
Survived by daughters, Brenda June (Rick) Day, Beverly Jean Socie, Belinda Ja Russell and Bonnie Joy (Bill) Thompson; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Private interment in Bird Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Toys for Tots or Secret Santa.