Mary Brookins
By Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Alstyne
Jan 8, 2018
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Sherman, Texas -- Mary Brookins, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 83, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman Texas, surrounded by her family. Mary was born September 23, 1934 to her parents, Ben S. Means and Emily Elizabeth Means, at home in Denison, Texas. 

Mary was a loving person and touched the lives of many people in her life; she will be missed by all who knew her. 

She is proceeded in death by Richard T. Brown, late first husband; Kenneth J. Brookins, late husband; son, Dennis Wayne Brown who died 1977; and Andrea Camille Miller Schrank, first grandchild who died April 25, 2017 of cancer at the age of 45; brothers, Azle Means, Julian Means, Jack Means and Randal (Ran) Means. 

Mary Brookins is survived by her sister, Lois June Hunt of Denison TX; children, Brenda June Miller and Husband O.C. of Pottsboro, TX; Teresa Leigh Williams of Van Alstyne, TX; James Dean Brown and wife Fay of Sherman, TX; and Mary Womack and husband Dean of Van Alstyne, TX. Grandchildren, Laura M Miller of Dallas, TX; Stephanie Hafner and husband Dan of Allen, TX; Crystal Brown Tollifson of Sherman, TX; Jon Williams of Denison, TX; Ron Williams and wife Adrianne of Denison, TX; Josh Bevill of Dallas, TX; Dena Womack of Van Alstyne, TX;  Dr. Kenton Parke Schrank, grandson-in-law of Sherman, TX. Great grand kids, Britton Gouard of Pottsboro, TX; Joshua Clifton of Van Alstyne, TX; Madison Schrank of Pottsboro, TX; Dakota Hall of Denison, TX; James Dean Cyr of Whitewright, TX; Taylor Tollifson of Whitewright, TX; Makayleigh Williams of Denison, TX; Anna Clifton of Allen, TX; Kinlee Williams of Denison, TX; Rylee Williams of Denison, TX; Austyn Williams of Denison, TX; Parker Womack, Noah Womack of Van Alstyne, TX; and Creed Hafner of Allen, TX.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, with Bro. Danny Wood officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Britton Gouard, Joshua Clifton, Ron Williams, Jon Williams, Mark Williams, Dr. Kenton Parke Schrank, O.C. Miller  and Dean Womack.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Scoggins Funeral Home, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX; 75495. 903-482-5225. You may sign the online register book at Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory.