Obituary: Mary Jonelle Brooking

November 12, 1952 – July 9, 2020

Mary Jonelle Brooking, 67, of Bedford, passed away at 12:50 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at her residence.

Born November 12, 1952 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John and Rowena Jean (McPike) Hackler.

She married Paul R. Brooking on September 26, 1981 and he
preceded her in death on December 8, 1995.

She was a nurse and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital, several nursing homes, and Stonebelt ARC, Inc.

Survivors include a son, Christopher R. Brooking, of Bedford; a brother, John K. Hackler, of Oolitic; a sister, Jana Endicott, of Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Michael

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at