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
    Sherri (Wells) Callery says:
    Dear Patti, Raymond, and April, I just now learned of your two great losses this year, and my heart goes out to you all. My mind is full of so many fond memories with your family: swimming pool fun, cookouts, slumber parties, shared birthday parties, camping with our Brownie troop led by your mother. Your mom was such a strong source of support for all of us neighborhood kids. Her hospitality touched us all. Her willingness to suffer in tents for our benefit and to organize the selling of girl scout cookies showed me her self sacrificing heart. She was strong, determined, and devoted. I'll never forget the look on her face when I stuck my head out the tent on our 1st camping trip and asked her when breakfast would be ready. We rubbed sticks together for what seemed like hours trying to get a fire going so that WE could make breakfast while she rested in her tent, all so she could teach me/us a very valuable lesson that morning! She taught me so many wonderful lessons over the years. I know you will all miss her greatly. Please know that I will be praying for God's perfect comfort and for fond memories to sustain you. (Matthew 5:4) Love and prayers, Sherri (Wells) Callery Psalm 34 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted...