Originally created 05/02/04

Mrs. Pattie Brooks (GORDON, Ga.)



GORDON, Ga.- Pattie Christine DuPree Brooks , 80, of Main St. died Monday in a Macon hospital. Services will be held at 2:30P.M. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in the Gordon First Baptist Church in Gordon. Burial will be in Ramah Cemetery. Rev. Maie Threatt and Rev. Wayne Okamoto will officiate. Pattie Christine DuPree Brooks celebrated her home-going on April 26, 2004. Pattie "Teen" leaves behind her husband and best friend of 58 years, James Joe Brooks, Jr. of Gordon; her five children, Pattie Brooks Prichard of Atlanta, James (Jim) Joe Brooks, III of Atlanta. Betty Brooks Miller of Glasgow, KY, Ollie Brooks Okamoto of Chicago, IL, Cynthia Brooks Baptiste of Augusta, and thirteen Grandchildren. Pattie Teen was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. George W. DuPree of Gordon. She was also preceded in death by her only sibling, Dr. John Thomas DuPree and a grandson, Jonathan Hesed Okamoto. -Pattie Teen miraculously survived a premature birth on April 1, 1924 (A pril Fool's Day). Her own father, Dr. George, delivered her in their home by necessity. She was two and a half months premature. Not thinking she would survive, her father and mother fed her with a medicine dropper and did not take her to the hospital for two days. Yet Pattie Teen, weighing only two pounds, baffled everyone! She continued to mystify doctors many times throughout her lifetime, surviving seemingly insurmountable physical ailments. In the end, she outlived every member of her immediate family. She credited God for her long life. Pattie Teen graduated from Gordon High School in 1942 before going to Mercer, Tift, and The University of Georgia. She then entered nurses training at the University Hospital College of Nursing (Medical College of GA) in Augusta in 1945. Before finishing, she followed her heart and married James Joe Brooks on June 16, 1946. She was family to many and friend to all. She will be greatly missed! Before passing on to her heavenly home, Pattie Teen ex pressed her hopes that all of us who remain would place our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. Her hope was to see us all again! To God Be the Glory. Memorials may be made to the Gordon First Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Couey-Reece-Stanley Funeral Home in Gordon has charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 2, 2004