Mary Louise (Brooks) Tait Age: 79 • Waynesboro Mary Louise (Brooks) Tait, 79, of Waynesboro passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Shenandoah Nursing Home. She was born in Alton, Illinois on September 1, 1937, a daughter of the late James Alonzo, Sr. and Gladys (McDonald)Brooks. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse for 30 years and retired from Hanover County on April 1, 1989. She great enjoyed her needlework, reading, working on her flower garden, studying genealogy, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jack Edwin Tait. Survivors include her son, D. Douglas Tait and his wife, Susan of Spotsyvania; daughter, Sandra Tait Garst and her husband, Michael of Fishersville; grandchildren, Carly and Nicholas Tait, Hannah, Adam, Kimberly, Samuel, and Benjamin Garst; step grandchildren, Steven and Jarrad Moore; brother, James Alonzo Brooks, Jr. of Hurricane, WV; as well as numerous extended family and friends. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Steve Lookabaugh officiating. There will be no public visitation or viewing at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to Reign of Grace Ministers, 1102 Eager Dr., Albany, GA 31707. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Christopher Heck and the staff at Shenandoah Nursing Home for the loving care of Mary and her family. Arrangements are being conducted by Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com .
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