Mabel Ann Catherine McClain Brooks

Published 12:01 am Friday, June 2, 2017

Jan. 3. 1922 – May 28, 2017

NATCHEZ — Services for Mabel Ann Catherine McClain Brooks, 95, of Natchez, who died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Glenburney Nursing Home, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin White officiating.


Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with a celebration of life wake service at 5:30 p.m.

Visitation will continue Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Mrs. Brooks was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Wilkinson County, the daughter of the Rev. John A. McClain and Lula Armstrong McClain.

She attended school in Wilkinson County in the Cold Springs community. She was employed by Jefferson Davis Memorial Hospital for more than 32 years.

Mrs. Brooks accepted Christ at an early age and united with Oak Grove Baptist Church. She later moved her membership closer to home with Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. She enjoyed reading the Bible and cooking.

Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the Rev. C.J. Brooks; one daughter, Ida B. Brooks; one grandson, Timothy Earle Greene: three brothers, John A. McClain Jr., Henry Allen McClain and John McClain; and six sisters, Edna Gertrude McClain, Alberta Willis-Davis, Wayner Brooks, Ethel McClain, Mary Lizzie McClain and Estelle Reynolds.

Survivors include one daughter, Greateal Brooks-Green of Port Gibson; two sons, Daniel Brooks of Natchez and Curtis L. Brooks of San Francisco; three grandchildren, Joycelynn Brooks of Port Gibson, Iris Wiley of Natchez, and Julius E. Green II and wife, LaTrina, of Terry; one great-grandson, Julius E. Green II; two sisters-in-law, Rosie L Brooks and Edna Sullivan; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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