Sharnene Jay Brooks

February 2, 2011 • Obituaries


Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Ballard Chapel for Sharnene Brooks who passed away early Monday morning on Jan. 31, 2011, at the age of 63, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Pastor Terry Warner of New Covenant Fellowship Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Sharnene was born August 26, 1947, in Houston, Texas, to [auth] Tommy Barnes and Bootsie Kitchen Barnes. Her father Tommy and step-father Jack Jackson preceded her death. She married Glenn E. Brooks on Feb. 29, 1981, while living in Las Vegas; he survives her in the family home in Roswell.

Also surviving her are her mother, Bootsie, from Houston; her daughters: Tammy Cook, Deanna Black, of Houston, Cheryl Bear, of Roswell and Darlene Wells, of Houston; her sons: Shannon Cook, of Houston, Darrell Cook, of Centerville, Texas, Brian Brooks, of Roswell and Daniel Brooks, of Warren, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sisters: Brenda Mayenburg, Sandra Flores, Brenda Deavers and Becky Barnes; her brothers: Tommy and Bill Barnes, all of Houston. Also surviving are her mother and father -inlaws: Ruth and Hubert Brooks, of Roswell; numerous relatives and friends from Texas, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nev. Sharnene lived in the Houston area and later in life moved to Las Vegas, Nev. Sharnene was a Christian woman who believed in our God and Jesus Christ and will be remembered always.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Cook, Brian Brooks, Daniel Brooks and Shannon Cook. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in memory of Sharnene to Covenant Fellowship Church of God, 2200 N. Garden, Roswell, NM 88201. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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