Wilma Brooks

MIDLAND - Wilma Brooks, 66 of Stanton died April 15, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral service will be at 9:30 am April 19 at the Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton. Graveside services will be at 3:30 pm central time and 2:30 pm mountain time at the Portales Cemetery, Portales, New Mexico. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 7 pm April 18, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. She was born November 3, 1947, in Portales, NM, to Jim and Freeda Vernon McBride. She married Bill Brooks November 23, 1967, in Portales. She grew up in Portales and attended Eastern New Mexico State. The family moved to Stanton in 1989. She loved keeping children, especially her own grandkids. She was a member of the Belvue Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Bill Brooks of Stanton; two sons, Scott Brooks and wife, Paula of Stanton and Craig Brooks and wife, Chelan of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one,daughter, Shelley Ramirez and husband, Eusebio of Stanton; 10 grandchildren, Bonnie, Hillary, Ashli, Marshall, Megan, Aaron, Joshua, Mariah, Bailey, and Whitney; five great grandchildren, Ryleigh, Noah, Andrew, Capri, and Selene; her mother, Freeda McBride of Portales, New Mexico; and one sister, Wynette McKillip of Portales, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim McBride; one son, William Eric Brooks; and one brother, Walter McBride. The family suggests memorial be made to the Allison Cancer Treatment Center of Midland or MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com
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