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July 15, 1956 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Laura “Laurie” Brooks, age 65, passed over Friday, December 24, 2021 peacefully at Our Hospice in Columbus, IN.
Laurie was born July 15, 1956 at Eglin Air Force Base Hospital in Valparaiso, Florida to Edward and Judy Pratt. She was a 1974 graduate of Jennings County High school and crowned Miss Jennings County. Laurie was a mother and friend to many, always showing love and kindness to those in need. She spent many years working Branded B Farms with her husband and children as well as supporting the Horse and Pony 4H Club. She took pride in being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in Jennings County. Laurie enjoyed fishing, breeding and training horses, traveling, and the beach. Above all, she loved her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Brooks of North Vernon, IN. They were married July 3, 1980. She is also survived by a son Burt (Angie) Brooks of North Vernon, a daughter Abigail Brooks of Lexington, KY and Jesi Brooks of Madison, IN. Her father, Edward (Paula) Pratt of Auburndale, FL, a brother Keith (Patty) Pratt of North Vernon, IN and her grandchildren Addison, Wilson, Tommy, Ryker, Gracyn and step grandchildren Colton and Kelsie as well many other in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Laurie was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Pratt and her brother Ed Pratt.
It was Laurie’s wishes not to have any services. Cremation was chosen and the family will have a memorial at a later date in Florida. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service are entrusted with arrangements.
If you would like to do something in remembrance of Laurie, do something kind for someone in need.