The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 16, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks

ROCK VIEW — Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks, 82, of Rock View passed from death unto life Friday, March 14, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness.

Born June 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jane Stewart Johnson of Rock View.

Mary was a graduate of Pineville High School and attended Concord College. She was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church, was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the Lael Bible class. She loved her family, flowers, hummingbirds and visiting with people.

Survivors include her husband, David L. Brooks of Rock View.

5 daughters, Linda Glander and her husband, Thorne, of Knoxville, TN; Kati Walls and her husband, Stephen, of Rock View; Susie Ellison and her husband, Wayne, of Rock View; Paula Brooks and her husband, Danny, of Jesse; Laura Burdette and her husband, Danny, of Beckley.

9 grandchildren, David Boggs of Freemont, CA; Mary Beth Boggs of Raleigh, NC; Megan Jane Boggs of Beckley; Zach Cook of Beckley; Katie Hill of Morgantown; Amie Mullens and her husband, Chris, of Oceana; Samuel Toler of Beckley; Drew Hill of Auburn, AL; and Hannah Walls of Rock View. 2 stepgrandchildren, Jonathan Brooks of Jesse and Jewell LaClaire of Moneta, VA. 2 great-grandchildren: Claire Mullens of Oceana, and Donovan Cook of Ansted. A stepgreat-grandchild Jillian Baird of South Hill, VA.

A brother, Jimmy Johnson and his wife, Betty, of Rock View.

A sister, Gayle Wright and her husband, Joe, of Rock View.

Sister-in-law, Garnette Brooks of McGraws.

Mary is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Rock Castle Baptist Church with the Rev. Evan Arkell and Rev. Doc Adkins officiating.

Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801.

Online guest book may be signed at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Brooks family.

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