Ruby Lorene Brooks

February 16, 1926 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 93)


Okolona-Ruby Lorene Lambert Brooks, 93, a precious ole soul completed her earthly pilgrimage and entered into the pearly gates of heaven on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona, where she had resided the last 10 years.  Ruby was born in Calhoun County on Feb. 16, 1926 to the late Kenny and Elsie Marie Neal Lambert.  She lived most of her adult life in Okolona where she was a seamstress for many years with Delta Trousers/Meadow Sportswear.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and cooking.  A longtime faithful member of Bethany Church of God of Prophecy for 61 years, Ruby was passionate about her salvation through Jesus Christ and loved sharing the message of grace with everyone she came in contact with. She loved her Church, taught Sunday school and served in many other capacities.  Ruby’s enduring legacy will be the love and loyalty she showed towards her Lord and Savior and the blessing she was to her precious family and many friends throughout her life.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Bethany Church of God of Prophecy west of Okolona with her pastors, Bro. Jim Jackson, Bro. Edwin Pharr and Bro. Jeremy Lincoln officiating.  Burial will follow in East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 5 PM-8 PM today (Tue) and from 10:00 AM-service time on Wednesday all at Bethany Church of God of Prophecy.  Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel is honored to be serving their friends.

“Miss” Ruby leaves behind her children; Wanda Gail McCollum (Frankie) of New Albany, Kathy Parchman of Shannon, Eddie Brooks of Okolona, Robbie Brooks of Prairie and Ernie Sykes of Okolona; 16 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.  Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Kenny and Elsie Lambert, and her son, C. B. Brooks.

Pallbearers will be Aaron McCollum, James Allen “Buck” McIntosh, Owen Brooks, Kirby Sykes, Ricky McCollum, and Charlie Baughman.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Church of God of Prophecy, 2148 Hwy 32 West, Okolona, MS. 38860. Condolences may be e mailed to

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