Macil R. Brooks, 96, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 in Decatur. Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, Dallas.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Azle Church of Christ, 336 Northwest Parkway, Azle, TX 76020 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Macil Reynolds Brooks was born in Hearne, Texas on Jan. 24, 1917. Macil had four loves – the church, her family, traveling and her flower garden. She also loved to watch Dallas Cowboys football, read and listen to music.
She was an active member of the Azle Church of Christ from 1998 when she moved to Azle, from being a long time resident of Dallas, until she moved into assisted living in 2010. She planted and cared for a special bed of miniature holly at the church.
She was a member of the Ridglea Town & Country Garden Club, the Fort Worth Botanical Society and the Organic Garden Club of Fort Worth. Mrs. Brooks also volunteered at the Japanese Garden for their spring and fall festivals. Macil was an avid traveler and had visited more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. She celebrated her 80th birthday in Antarctica, ballooned over Kenya and strolled with the orangutans in Borneo. She had walked in all twenty-four time zones and had received numerous certificates of accomplishment issued by the International Travel News. In 2005 was featured as a world traveler on the front page of the Azle News.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam A. Brooks to whom she was married for 48 years until his passing in 1984; and son, Sam A. Brooks, Jr..
Survivors include; daughter, Clare Tyler and husband Tommy of Boyd, five adored grandchildren: Paul Crabtree and Gregg Crabtree, both of Azle; Wendy Brooks of Brookshire, TX, Daniel A. Brooks of Atlanta, GA and Ashley Whitaker of Thompson Station, TN; great-grandchildren, U.S. Marine Corps PFC Devin Crabtree, Ashlyn Crabtree, Rebecca Crabtree, Isabelle Crabtree, Sam A. Brooks III, Marley Brooks, and Cash Brooks; and daughter-in-law Linda D. Brooks of Atlanta GA.
The Azle News,
Jan. 1, 2014 Edition