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Ann “Nana” Brooks

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July 5, 1949 - November 5, 2021

  • Ann “Nana” Brooks

Ann “Nana” Brooks, 92, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. A Celebration of Life was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Stubblefield, officiating. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Meadow Cemetery in Meadow, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Ann was born on July 5, 1929 in Southland, Texas to the late J.A. and Bessie (Hatton) McCraw. She grew up in the Southland and Johnson Communities, attending school at both and graduated from Brownfield High School. On April 16, 1949, she married Jesse Brooks in Brownfield. They were married 52 years until his passing in 2002. Ann worked many years for the county judge of Terry County. She enjoyed sewing, and was an avid book reader, as well as an avid sports watcher, watching NFL football with the Dallas Cowboys being her favorite team, NBA basketball, with the Mavericks being her favorite team and MLB baseball with the Texas Rangers being her favorite team. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana who will be dearly missed. Along with her parents and husband, Ann was also preceded in death by her brothers, Leonard McCraw, Gene McCraw, and John McCraw; and her sisters, Hazel Parker, Faye Palmer, and Becky Hendrick. She is survived by her daughter, LaTonna Keesee and husband Kreg; her grandchildren, Austin Keesee and wife Meaghan, and Skylar Pokluda and husband Craig; and four greatgrandchildren, Karsen and Kennedy Keesee, and Wilder and Rawley Pokluda; her sisters, Barbara Thompson and Jane Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in honor of Ann to Children’s Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Rd, Lubbock, TX 79403 (childshome.org); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org); or to your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.