Constance C. Brooks

Published 10:10 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Constance “Connie” C. Brooks, 69, passed away Sept. 25, 2018.  She was born in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of the late Armand Francis Cocco Sr. and Anna May Zebley Cocco. Connie received her associate degree from Paul D. Camp Community College and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University.  She worked as a credentialing coordinator for Emergency Physicians of Tidewater PLC. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, choir, taught Sunday school and helped with VBS. Connie was also a member of Suffolk’s Red Hat Society, Suffolk Sister Cities, and served as an essay judge for the local DAR chapter. In her earlier years, she was very active in her children’s school life, serving in every aspect as homeroom mother to serving in every aspect of the PTA throughout Kilby Shores Elementary School and Suffolk High School.  She also served for numerous years as chairman for local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

Connie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michele B. Kinder (Kyle); sons and daughters-in-law, Robert R. Brooks III (Rachele), Joseph A. Brooks (Patricia); grandchildren, Lexie and Jake, Joey, Gracie and Noah, and Mason and Adelaide; brothers and sister-in-law, John Cocco II and Armand “Andy” Cocco Jr. (Nancy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434 with the Rev. Dr. Keith R. Emerson officiating. Friends may join the family Friday night for a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory. The burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Newark, Del. Memorial donations may be made In Memory of Connie Brooks to The Ridley Foundation Scholarship, 11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606 Attention: Memorial Scholarship. Condolences may be registered online at

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