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Patty J. (Hawkins) Brooks

July 5, 1931 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 88)

Patty J. Brooks, age 88, of Jackson passed away July 9, 2019 at The Villas of Jackson in Jackson.

She was born July 5, 1931 in Blytheville, Arkansas daughter of Thomas Lydle and Gurie Manley Hawkins Sr.

Patty and Dale Penny were married July 1950. In November of 1960 she and Robert Eugene Niblack were married, he passed away in June of 1979. She married Don Jerome Brooks on June 6, 1981 and he passed away June 22, 2006.

Patty graduated Perryville high school in 1949. She worked 33 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was a member and officer of Semo Telephone Employees Credit Union and also held various offices with the Telephone Pioneers of America.   Patty volunteered and served on the board for many years at the Jackson Senior Citizens Center, she was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. She was a member at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson and was active in many of the church organizations.

Loving survivors include four children Terry (Joyce) Penny of Jackson, David (Roxie) Penny of Cape Girardeau, Allyn Penny of Hannibal, Missouri and Cheryl (Terry) Sides of Jackson; five grandchildren Ginger Lufcy, Amy Franklin, Jeremy Penny, Julianne Sanning and Ryan Sides.

Also surviving are eight great grandchildren Paul David Lufcy, Carson Franklin, Olivia and Riley Penny, Ivy Sanning, Cameron Sides, Autumn Sides and Kylie Ann Sides; and a sister Peggie (Don) McAnally.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her father, Thomas Hawkins Sr., her mother, Gurie Unger, a grandson, Todd Sides and two brothers, T. L. and George Hawkins.

Memorial Visitation will be from 10-11am, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Memorial service will be 11am Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

American Cancer Society- Oklahoma , OK
PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-314-286-8100

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