Eleanor Smith Brooks Gregory

Published 9:15 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SUFFOLK — Eleanor Smith Brooks Gregory was born June 25, 1922, in Fireco, W.Va., and moved to Suffolk in 1959 where she made her home. She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert M. Brooks Sr. and Eugene Gregory, and a son, Eric Paul Brooks.

Eleanor retired from Obici Hospital as a nursing aide in the delivery and nursery, and once again from the Main Street Methodist Church Day Care, where she was a day care worker in the infant room. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church and the McLemore Bible Class.

She is survived by two sons; Grover E. Brooks (wife Betty), of Edenton N.C., and Robert M. Brooks Jr. (wife Jeanne), of Suffolk; daughter-in-law, Annette Brooks; two sisters, Patty G. Kent, of Charleston, W.Va., and Marlene Perdue, of Mason, Ohio; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many stray pets that she so fondly adopted and cared for.

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Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Main Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. J. Parks Jr. The family will receive friends following the service in the social hall. R.W. Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family request is for memorial donations to be offered to Main Street United Methodist Church B & I Fund, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.