Mildred ‘Millie’ Brooks, 94


Mildred (Millie) Brooks, 94, of Highland, formerly of Greenville, died on March 29, 2024, at Highland Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at Assalley Funeral Home, located at 118 E. College Ave. in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Campground Cemetery following the funeral. The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the ceremonies.
Mrs. Brooks was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Erin, TN, the daughter of Dickson and Lucille (Marable) Spicer. She married Harvey Brooks on June 14, 1946, in Granite City, and they were married for 69 years. In 2015, he preceded her in death.
For 45 years, Greenville was Mrs. Brooks’ home. She had also lived in Litchfield during her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a giving and caring person who served her community by delivering Meals on Wheels. Her hobbies were varied as she was an avid reader,enjoyed country music and going to yard sales, sometimes, just to meet new people. She was outgoing and never met a stranger. She will be missed by family and friends, but they will take comfort in knowing she is at peace surrounded by the light.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by her daughter, Madonna Young and husband Laurence Irvine; grandchildren, Todd (Jaqueline) Young of San Antonio, TX and Christina (Wayne) Grob of Phoenix, AZ; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Vernon Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Marilyn Stafford and Betty Jean Spicer and brother, Lindell Spicer.
The family asks that donations be made to the ASPCA, in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, as animals were a comfort and joy in Millie’s life.
Memorial contributions may be given at the visitation and funeral or mailed to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC, 20090.
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