Lorena “Rosanne” Brooks, age 88, of Adrian, MI, went to be with her Lord on September 2, 2021, at Hospice of Lenawee. She was born October 25, 1932 in Glen Rogers, West Virginia, the daughter of Bert and Ila (Elkins) Brooks. Lorena was a resident of the Jackson and Adrian area since 1949. After she retired from nursing as an LPN, she enjoyed nature while working for Hidden Lake Gardens, made many friends while a sales clerk at K-Mart, and continued her passion in vocal music putting on programs for area churches. Her last ‘job’ was being a Foster Grandparent to many 6th graders at Drager Middle School. In her spare time, Lorena enjoyed creative writing, singing her favorite Country and Gospel songs, crafting and being involved in charity work. A special thanks to some wonderful caregivers from Council on Aging who helped make her final years of independent living more comfortable. She is survived by her granddaughter, Molly Berry of Texas; one great granddaughter, Ilajane Berry of Texas; three nieces, Cynthia (Steve) Beiter, Alesia (Jeff "J.R.") Wheaton and Pamela Brooks. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son John P. Berry, Jr., one sister Leola "Lee" Barta Clark; one brother, Hilbert Brooks, all of Adrian; and two nephews, Michael Browning & Bernard L. Browning. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI with Pastor Christy Shaw officiating. (WATCH LIVE LINK) Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, MI. Viewing & Visitation will also be on Thursday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Memorial Contributions may be made to Turning Point Church - HeartBeat Team, 3300 Baldwin Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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