Ernestine Brown Brooks
Funeral Date: 10/5/2011

Ernestine Brown Brooks, age 93 of Pine Bluff, Ark, died Sunday, October 2, at Trinity Village. Mrs. Brooks was the founding Director of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Nursing program. She was born Sept. 2, 1918 a daughter of the late Carl Brown and Mary Travis Brown. After receiving her RN from St. Maryís School of Nursing at Kansas City/St. Louis, Mrs. Brooks served as Public Health Nurse in Van Buren County and then in Bradley County. Later she got her BSE from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and her MSE in counseling from Henderson State University and became a teacher at Hermitage, Drew Central and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. During the years she was active in various organizations including the United Methodist Church, various teachers organizations, Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of the Eastern Star, the American Association of University and the American Federation of Womenís Clubs. She married Bernes Benjamin (B. B.) Brooks on May 27, 1940 at Clinton, Ark. and he died December 2, 1982. Surviving is a daughter Mary Doggett and husband Edwin, Pine Bluff, Ark; a sister Carolyn Sundseth, Woodbridge, Va; 4 grandsons David Doggett and wife Brooke, John Doggett and wife Amber, Doug Doggett and Ben Hines and wife Dana; 11 great grandchildren; 3 sister in laws and brother in laws Joy Faucett and husband Joe, Bonda Crowder and husband Wesley all of Malvern, Ark, Lois Brown, Harrison, Ark and a brother in law Leroy Brooks and wife Jean, Palestine, Tex. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Jane Brooks Hines, her stepmother Lorene Holt Brown and brother C. H. Brown, Jr. Graveside services were 11:00 am Wednesday, October 5, at Lono Cemetery near Malvern by Dr. Wayman Mann. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home. Pallbearers were the grandsons.



Name: Linda Trussell Davis

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: WE shall always treasure the memories of Mrs. Brooks and her family.May these memories comfort you and keep you.We are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.Love,Earline

Name: Sue & Tommy Greene
Message: Mary, I have many fond memories of your mother, my "Other Mother," especially the way she included me as part of your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Name: Bevely Thomas Jackson
Message: oh, my, how many wonderful memories I have of Mrs. Ernrestine. She was such a sweet lady -- she is a part of my childhood at Hermitage. I have spent many hours at Jane's house. Ms E always made us kids feel welcome. Down through the years I have visited her at different times & it always felt as if 'I was home" for just a little while. She touched many young lives & we are all better adults as a result of her 'looking over those glasses" & letting us know that she "expected better" from us!!!! May the love that so many folks feel for her & your family make these sad moments easier to handle right now. My thought & prayers are with you even though I can not make her services --- I'm there in my heart. Love to all.

Name: Diane Mann Parnell
Message: Sorry to hear of Mrs. Brook's passing. What a dear lady that all at Hermitage loved and appreciated. I will never forget the year which they went with us to New Orleans on our senior trip. What fun! By the way, that was the last of the class sponsored trips. Diane

Name: kevin doggett
Message: Aunt Mary, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. But heaven needed one more angel. She always were a fun person to be around. We love you and will pray for you all through this time. Love, Kevin,April and Andrew

Name: Gina Winchester
Message: Deepest sympathy to your family.

Name: brenda wheeler quimby
Message: Another person that helped shape the person I am today has left us. I have fond memories of your mother and playing at your house when growing up. She was my teacher in third grade. She always saved the paper doll for me out of the McCalls magazine back in the 50's. I know she and Jane will have a wonderful time being together again. Brenda

Name: Vickie Ferrell Barrett
Message: I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Brooks was a lovely person. I was so lucky to have been one of her many third graders.

Name: Leland Gion

Name: John, Glenda, Brent, & Kristie Harrod
Message: Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. May you blessed with all the memories that you have cherished through Mrs. Brooks lifetime.

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Brooks was a special person in my life--she was my 3rd grade teacher, my 9th grade civics teacher, and my high school counselor at Hermitage---what a gracious lady. Mr. Brooks was also a special person in Jim's life---he enjoyed the excellent agri program he had at Hermitage. Jim and I are remembering you in our prayers, Ginger