Shirley
Shirley Ann Jones Brooks was born in Orange, Texas, April 12, 1950 to parents, Joseph Jones and Florence Jones. She departed on July 22, 2010 and resided in Inglewood, CA. Shirley moved to Los Angeles where she attended 6th Avenue Elementary, Mount Vernon Junior High, Los Angeles High School and graduated from Dorsey High School. Shirley earned an academic scholarship to attend UCLA and graduated with a B.A. degree in psychology while working with the County of Los Angeles. Shirley then joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. After devoting 35 years of service with Los Angeles County and 29 years with the Sheriff's Department she retired on September 27, 2003. She was reared in The Church of God in Christ and seeking a church home as an adult. Shirley was a very loving, gentle, outgoing, sophisticated woman. She loved people and her family, enjoyed singing, dancing, playing cards, and being the life of the party. She was a debutant, a diva, a wife, a sister, a mother, a daughter, a grandmother, an aunt as well as a friend. Shirley will be greatly missed by many friends and many touched family members, including her only son, Brandon Brooks, and Grandson Collin Brooks. The Memorial Service will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 12:00 PM. A Repast will follow in the Lighthouse Reception Room from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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  1. FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO GAVE GLORY AND PRAISE TO MY HEAVILY FATHER.I LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR SHIRLEY WAS GREETED BY HER MOTHER AND FATHER ,GRANDPARENTS,BROTHER ,UNCLE,AUNT,SHE MAY BE WITH THEM NOW. BUT SHE WILL ALWAY BE WITH US IN SPIRIT.I’M A TRUE BELIEVE THAT WHEN A PERSON LEAVE THIS PLANET THAT THERE SPIRIT STAY HERE WITH US. LOVE U , AUNTIE SHE- SHE

  2. Shirley was my best friend with Mary Kay. We had a pinky swear to be Directors together. She loved my dog Jackie O, who died 2 years ago, so I know they are together in heaven. I will miss Shirley immensely. So many funny stories being together in the last few years together… Loved her and will miss her dearly. We were always room mates with MK and an inspiration to so many people! Love her sense of humor. She could tell a story with a twist that so just so f’ing funny!And had such high morals and so proud of her son! LOVE YOU SHIRLEY AND I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY!!!

  3. Please keep me posted on anything with Shirley… she was my best buddy and I have a very dark cloud on my heart… she was just so special and will miss her forever!

  4. Shirley, you were the sunshine in my life, in my family and in our Mary Kay world. You were the best story teller,our precious friend. My heart aches with great pain and sadness thinking I can no longer hear your voice or hold your hands; but your laughter and your wit will live in my heart for ever. You are my precious friend…You’d taught me many great things about life. You were my light. Shirley, you were so happy when we called you to let you know our daughter will be attending UCLA from this summer. Thanks for teaching the Cheer for the Bruins! We shared so many fun memories with you. We love you, and we miss you. You were happiest when you talked about Brendon and your grandbaby. Please watch over them from the heaven above. We will join someday, and let’s have a party again. We continue praying for you and for your loved ones. Amen. with my Pink hugs, Keiko Nakao Mary Kay Cosmetics Sales Director Your Sista AKA Nico

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