Barbara K. Brooks
April 7, 1943 – June 28, 2015
Barbara K. Brooks, age 72, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Born in Wilmington, DE on April 7, 1943, Barbara was the daughter of the late Arvid O. and Elizabeth C. (Hardy) Johnson. She made her career as a school nurse and teacher with the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District where she dedicated many years of service.
Barbara was happiest spending time with her grandchildren, never missing a sporting or school event. They were her pride and joy. Barbara was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wilmington and a member of the Red Hat Society. She looked forward to dining out with The Cracker Barrel Girls, enjoyed traveling and loved visiting the beach. Above all else, Barbara was a devoted caregiver, nurse and friend to many.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Leonard J. Brooks, Sr.; children, Leonard J. Brooks, Jr. (Patti) of Newark and Kristin B. McCormick (Sean) of Middletown; siblings, Debbie, Kenny, David, Linda, Elizabeth and Judy; grandchildren, Jeff and Brad Brooks and Keeley and Sarah McCormick; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Barbara’s best friend and sister, Debbie for the assistance and loving care she provided.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, July 6, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 or to Asbury United Methodist Church at the address listed above.