Ms. Vera Mae Brooks age 78, a resident of Princeton, WV; formerly of Iaeger, WV, who peacefully departed from labor to reward on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Princeton Community Hospital. She was born October 27, 1942 in Yukon, WV and the daughter of Elizabeth Johnson Brooks Price of Iaeger and the late Wellman Brooks Sr. Ms. Brooks graduated from Kimball High School in 1960 and was a 1964 graduate of Bluefield State College. She moved to Brooklyn, NY where she was employed in Social Services and after working for six years, advanced to the position of training supervisor. Vera returned home to (McDowell County), Iaeger and was employed by the McDowell County Board of Education as an Educator, for 42 years at Iaeger Elementary School. Sister Vera was a long time member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Big Sandy, WV, where she faithfully served as a member of the Choir and wherever there was a need to be filled. She was the Secretary for the Flat Top Missionary Association and the President of the Flat Top Women's Convention. She was a lifetime West Virginia Education and National Association Member of the AKA Sorority for 50 years, and served as secretary and former secretary of the Bluefield State College (Mercer Chapter) Alumni Association. Also, she was an alumna of both Kimball High School and Bluefield State College. Vera loved and served the Lord, her family and was a loyal and considerate friend. She enjoyed both shopping and traveling; her daily entertainment included reading and keeping up with the world and local television news. Also, she was a sports' enthusiast. In addition to her father, Wellman Sr., she was preceded in death by four of her siblings: Alice, Cora Lee, Robert and Wellman Jr. Vera will be remembered as a very loving, devoted daughter to her mother, Elizabeth; and a loving, devoted mother to her only son, Kevin L. Brooks and his wife, Sue of St. Cloud, MN and her grandchildren: Cole A. Brooks and Abby Lynn Brooks; her only brother, James Brooks and his wife, Iris of New Rochelle, NY and a host of nephews and nieces, other relatives; her AKA Sorority Sisters and her Church family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Ms. Vera Mae Brooks at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 3410 Coal Heritage Road in Bluewell, WV, where Entombment will follow. A revolving Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., until the time of Service. Family and friends will serve as both pallbearers and flower bearers. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, WV, (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Both social distancing and the wearing of masks will be observed. Those desiring to view the Service via zoom: meeting id 6733774317 and password 188222.
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