Marada Belle (Richmond) Williams-Brooks
of Navarro County, Texas


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Marada Belle's Funeral at Rose Hill Cemetery
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Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
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Marada Belle (Richmond) Williams-Brooks
Jul 10, 1870 - Aug 14, 1929

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 17. Mrs. Bell Brooks, 59, died at her home here Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock following a lingering illness with paralysis and the funeral was conducted at the Central Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
She was born in Arkansas, but had resided in this vicinity since three years of age.
Surviving are ten children, Mrs. J. E. Revels, Big Sandy; J. M. Brooks, Blooming Grove; Jack Brooks, Barry; Ben Brooks, Blooming Grove; Hardy Brooks, Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. E. P. White, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Myrtle Woods, Wink; Jim Brooks, Blooming Grove; Eldridge Brooks,. Blooming Grove; and Ted Brooks, Blooming Grove.



It is with sorrow and grief that we, the officers and members of the Blooming Grove Rebekah Lodge No. 4 offer our deepest sympathy to those who mourn the loss of our dear departed sister, Mrs. Bell Brooks, who answered the call of our Heavenly Father, August 14, 1929. Thus our sister has reached the end of life's journey. We pay our tribute of affection, and mingle our sympathetic tears with her loved ones.
Weep not loved ones that her tolls are over.
Weep not that her race is run.
God grant that we may rest as calmly.
When our work, like her's is done.
Silent as the dawn,
Mysterious as the night,
Yet certain as the truth,
The destroyer comes.
In the midst of life, we are in
death; for He who watches all our
destinies has the spirit of those departed
under his watchful care,
and on the 1st great day will again
unite the chains of fraternal love
so recently broken. She has passed
beyond the mist that hides us
here, into the new and larger life
of that serene sphere. She climbed
the step ascent of Heaven through
peril, toil and pain. Oh, God! to
us may grace be given to follow
in her trail. For as we wait in
life's sunset and dream sweet
dreams of this dear one gone before,
sad,. but thankful and happy,
for we know that we shall meet
her in Heaven's bright noon.

MRS. EDNESS McCLURE, Chairman of Committee.






Descendants of Marada Belle Richmond

1 Marada Belle Richmond b: Jul 10, 1870 in Washington Co., AR d: Aug 14, 1929 in Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
.. +John M. Williams m: Sep 22, 1889 in Wise Co., TX
*2nd Husband of Marada Belle Richmond:
.. +James Leroy Jasper Brooks b: Apr 27, 1867 in Pontotoc, MS d: May 19, 1918 in Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX m: Jan 12, 1891 in Parker Co., TX
......... 2 Annie Mae Brooks b: Apr 4, 1892 d: Oct 31, 1934
............. +James Everitt Revill m: Sep 8, 1907 in probably in Navarro Co.
......... 2 Jasper Marchell "Sell" Brooks b: Dec 1893 d: 1956
............. +Annie Crisp b: in of Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
......... 2 John Thomas "Jack" Brooks b: Jul 1, 1895 in Italy, Ellis Co., TX d: Jan 2, 1962 in Barry, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
............. +Lalia Beulah Ann Ray b: Sep 15, 1900 in Poolville, Union Co., MS d: Nov 1, 1972 in Barry, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Nov 2, 1972 Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX m: Dec 24, 1920 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
......... 2 Benjamin Acie Brooks, Sr. b: Dec 9, 1897 d: Dec 27, 1971 Burial: Rest Land Cemetery in Dallas, TX
............. +Bernice Barham b: 1901 in Navarro Co., TX d: Feb 2, 1971 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX Burial: Rest Land Cemetery in Dallas, TX m: Nov 9, 1918
......... 2 Hardy Presley O'dell Brooks b: 1900
............. +Velma Todd
......... 2 Mereta Margaret "Maggie" Brooks b: Jun 19, 1903 d: May 12, 1969
............. +Emerson Powers White, Sr.
......... 2 Jessie Myrtle Brooks b: Dec 21, 1905
............. +Fred Wood
......... 2 James Otto "Jim" Brooks b: Mar 25, 1908 d: Nov 27, 1988
............. +Jimmie Christine Edgar m: in Big Sandy, TX
......... 2 Robert Eldridge Brooks
............. +Elizabeth Peters
......... 2 Woodrow Wilson "Ted" Brooks
............. +Elizabeth UNKNOWN



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