Irene Whelchel Brooks, May 18, 1920 – April 18, 2014 - Age 93
Irene may be best remembered in North Georgia for her wedding cake catering business. She was a very talented artist in many fields including porcelain doll making. She was loving and supportive of everyone who knew her.
She has the privilege of celebrating Easter with her husband Howard Brooks, son Jim Brooks, parents Joe and Maggie Whelchel, and siblings Ernest Whelchel, Ruth Nix, and Blanche Cash who preceded her in death.
Irene has left a wonderful legacy in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her family is so appreciative of her love for her Lord and her family. She is survived by her children Evelyn and Bob Barnard of Wilmore, KY, Barbara and Arnold Johnson of Jacksonville, NC, grandchildren Kimberly Barnard, Todd and Krista Padgett, and Jimmy Brooks of Wilmore KY, Nathan and Jamie Johnson of Fairborn, OH, Stephen and Cristina Johnson of Charles Town, WV, Jamie Brooks of Gainesville, GA, 12 great grandchildren, siblings Rev. Albert Whelchel, Gertrude Moxley of Wilmore, KY, Josephine and Leland Buice of Gainesville, GA, Ray Whelchel of Lexington, KY, sister-in-law Jeanette Whelchel of Chestnut Mtn, GA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Irene Brooks will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2 PM at Chestnut Mtn Presbyterian Church, Chestnut Mtn., GA. Rev. John Batusic, Rev. Bob Barnard and Rev. Arnold Johnson will officiate. Viewing will be at the church before the service from 1-2 PM. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements will be handled by Memorial Park Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductable donations may be made to Equestrian Chaplaincy International (Missions), PO Box 5167 Sevierville, TN 37864.