81, Lexington Park, MD
Born: 12/22/1931, Died: 02/07/2013
Lou Ella, 81, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Louella was born on December 22, 1931 to the late Jeff and Osie Mae Duggans in Washington County, Tennille, Georgia. Louella was a faithful member as well as First Lady of St. Luke and St. Mark U.A.M.E churches for more than 40 years. She served as President of local missionary society of St. Luke and St. Mark Churches. She was a member of Fidelity Chapter #60 Order of The Eastern Stars. Louella was also a member of various auxillaries within the churches. Lou Ella leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Reverend Rudy C. Brooks of 60 years; two sons, Jimmie L. Brooks and Johnnie L. Brooks (Lillie); six girls, Pearl L. Brooks, Rena M. Smith, Mary H. Brooks, Osie M. Shade, Sarah L. Brooks and Ruby L. Thompson (Francis);one sister, Wynonia Duggans; sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, two God-children, and one sister-in-law, Helen H. Lou Ella loved her family and her church family. She will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at St. Marks' UAME Church, 45685 Happyland Rd, Valley Lee, MD. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Pastor Andrew Fulton officiating; Reverend Henry Briscoe Eulogist. Repast will be held at the 2nd District VFD, Valley Lee, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.