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Carolyn Burcher Brooks
Carolyn Burcher Brooks

Carolyn ‘Ammaw’ Burcher Brooks, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Carolyn was a native and lifelong resident of York County, having been born on the same Burcher family farm where she died.

She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church, a founding member of the York County Historical Society, a member of the Friends of the York County Historical Museum, and a former member of the Comte de Grasse Chapter, NSDAR.

Known as Ammaw to many, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carolyn would often comment of ‘precious memories’ when reminiscing. She will now be a precious memory to all who knew her.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Russell Brooks; sisters, Neva B. Brooks and Mildred Ribble; and brothers, L. Manning Burcher and Levin Cosby ‘Bubs’ Burcher Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Karwac (Jerry); son, David R. Brooks (Blanche); grandchildren, Rebecca Lowe and Andrew Brooks; great-grandchildren, Ben and Cody Lowe and James and David Brooks, all of Yorktown; nieces, Mary Ruth Burcher Acosta (Keith) and Karen Rollins Jackson; sister-in-law, Peggy Brooks Rollins (Bobby); and many cousins and extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Amory Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Douglas Akers officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Burial will be private at Grafton Christian Church in the Burcher family plot.

Memorial donations may be made to the York County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 2431, Yorktown, VA 23692; or a charity of your choice.

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