ERNESTINE BROOKS, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifelong caregiver working as a nurse for many years at numerous community and VA Hospitals. She was a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her children, Anita Thomas and Mark (Deborah) Brooks; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Darryl and Michelle; sisters, Georgia Hall of Atlanta, Ga. and Cathryn Harris of Columbus, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Brooks and Linda Walker; and many other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. A celebration of life is noon Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2200 Covington Road, with visitation one hour prior. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
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