Margaret Erkert Brooks

August 13, 1926 - April 16, 2013
Margaret Erkert Brooks

Margaret “Maggie” Erkert Brooks, age 86, of Wilmington passed away April 16, 2013 at Davis Health Care.

She was born on August 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Henry Erkert and Josephine Erkert.

She served in the Korean War with the US Navy as a Registered Nurse from October 18, 1948 to October 9, 1952. She went on to work as a Registered Nurse in the psychiatric unit and became Nurse Manager in Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. She started the psychiatric unit at Presbyterian Hospital. Upon her retirement she resided in Charlotte, North Carolina.
During retirement she actively volunteered in the Shepard center, her church and the North Carolina Episcopal Cursillo.
In 2010 Maggie moved to the Davis Community in the Wilmington, NC area.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Withers Brooks, daughter Randye Brooks Cox, brother William Erkert and sister Rosemary Etling.

She is survived by her daughters Mary Jo Brooks of Greenville, SC and Adelaide Brooks of Leland, NC. Her grandchildren David and Jody Cox, both of Richmond VA and Ginna Moore of Greenville, SC.

A memorial will be held on April 27, 2013, 3 pm at The Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC.

Inurnment will follow in the church memorial garden.

The family will see friends after the inurnment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Carolina Episcopal Cursillo c/o North Carolina Episcopal, P.O. Box 221145 Charlotte, NC 28222.

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  • April 20, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4…states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • April 18, 2013
    Bill Wilder says:
    Adelaide, I was sorry to hear of recent passing of Maggie Brooks. You are blessed in having her as your mother. Her love for God, all people around her and especially her family are a tribute to her life. You are so much like her in the way you live your life. I also pray that God continues to bless you for all you have done for your mother escpecially while she has been in Wilmington area. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bill, Emily and Bryan

  • April 19, 2013
    Betty Herrin Winters says:
    Dear Adelaide: I am so sorry to hear about your dear Mother and Sister. I worked with your Mother both at Charlotte Memorial HOspital, and Presbyterian Hospital, and I always looked up to her as a Mentor and example of what a nurse should be. I will miss her very much. Love, Betty

  • April 21, 2013
    Anne Miller,RN says:
    Such fond memories I have of my nursing days at Presbyterian with Maggie.Also our Christmas lunches at Laura's Home. A good nurse and a joy to work with. My love and sympathy for your loss of mom and sister. Anne Miller

  • April 26, 2013
    holllifield ,judy says:
    She affected the course of my life.she saw a talent I did not know I had. She was an angel!