Dianne Brooks

Dianne Brooks, 68, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023. She was a native of Newport News and a resident of Smithfield. Dianne was an LCSW for over 37 years and at the time of her death, she worked for Colonial Psychiatric Associates. Dianne graduated with a BSSW from CNU and received an MSW from VCU. She was most proud of attending CNU and belonged to their Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ella M. Hazelwood Brooks and Thomas J. Brooks, Jr., aunt, Betty Schoolar, and brother, Thomas Jefferson Brooks (an infant). Dianne is survived by special friends, Brenda Peterson of Hampton (Ron) and Angie and Gary Downey of Smithfield; her four-legged son, Micky Mantle Charles Brooks; sister, Lynda Lee Rainey of Newport News; and cousins, Kellie Reynolds of Maryland, Daryl Schoolar of Arizona and Belinda Willis of Yorktown.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News VA, officiated by Reverend Elizabeth Lutz. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandy Hook Promise or First United Methodist Church of Newport News.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


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