Marilyn Louise Brooks

March 19, 1944 - April 10, 2011
Marilyn Louise Brooks

Marilyn Louise Brooks 67, of Wilmington died Sunday April 10, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter with her loving family by her side.

Marilyn was born March 19, 1944 the daughter of the late Lawrence and Marjory Moody Tolman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Raymond Edmund Brooks, Jr.

Surviving are her children Raymond E. Brooks III of Wilmington, Patricia Brooks of Lincoln NE, April Craft and husband George of Morehead City, grandchildren Erin and Spenser Craft.

She also leaves behind her sister Diane Peritore and husband Fred of East Setauket, NY, and brother Stephen Tolman and wife Cindy of Vernon, CT.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel. The family will see friends Wednesday Evening from 6 until 8:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral and Cremation chapel. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life and share their favorite memories.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 791.9099


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  • April 14, 2011
    Brenda & Orlanda C Blount says:
    Raymond, Patty and April, Please know that trouble will not last always. Joy will come in the morning. We joyfully remember Marilyn teaching our kids to swim and nurtuting them and other kids. She will be missed, but know that although you, relatives and friends love her, God loves her more.

  • April 10, 2011
    Wendy Tolman-Andrews says:
    I will always remember you Aunt Marilyn. Thinking about my cousins Raymond, Patty, April and family. We are sorry for the loss of your mother. ~Wendy, Mike and Jessica

  • April 12, 2011
    Cindy Tolman says:
    Hello Family, I am disappointed that I cannot be with all of you this week, but I want you to know my heart is there. I am so sorry for your loss and will miss Marilyn very much. May God Bless all of you. I pray for His grace and comfort to carry you. Love, (Aunt) Cindy

  • April 11, 2011
    George Craft says:
    We will miss you grammie, love Erin and Spenser

  • April 13, 2011
    Heidi Apel says:
    I will miss you, Marilyn, your kind and thoughtful chats and above all, your always being there for me. Ray has called you to be with him now, your beloved husband, and I know that you will both guard your children and grandchildren as they venture through life... with love, Heidi