Carolyn Ann Brooks of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Tucker, died February 10th, 2018, at Sunrise at Webb Gin, at the age of 82. She is preceded in death by her parents Eugene Sippel and Dorthy Weiss (remarried, Glenn Weiss stepfather), and former husband John H. Brooks. She moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Dekalb, Georgia in the late 1960's. She worked for over 25 years of her life at Jim Ellis Volkswagen as Office Manager and retired from work in 2000. She was an avid Gardner, Sewist, and Craftsperson. She loved all of God's creatures but especially cats. The kindest of hearts, the bravest of spirit, and perseverance of souls. Survivors include her sons, Andrew and Kirk Brooks; their wives, Kyna and Alicia; and grandson, Ethan Brooks. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Atlanta Botanical Garden. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Please except my condolences and find comfort in the words found at Revelation 21:4. May God’s word bring you comfort and hope in this time of deep sorrow.

  2. Acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a resurrection and we will be reunited with our dead loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  3. Oh my! The sweet lady that taught me everything I ever learned in the car business! My mentor, my role model! I love you Carolyn and I hope you rest with the angels 🙂 and to her boys, wow! Your mom was Awesome! Sending love and peace to you during this time.

  4. So very sad to hear of this news. Thank you Carolyn, for seeing the potential and having the vision to set me on my career path with Jim Ellis Automotive dealers. It was she who took a chance on a 17 year old and shared her knowledge and experience and taught me everything I know about the car business. And for that, I will forever be indebted to her and appreciative of her. She was such a wonderful and very giving person. And to her boys, whom she loved dearly, know that she is in a much better place and she will always be with you. May God give you the strength and peace to get you through this sad time.

  5. Kirk and Family

    I know that “Life isn’t measured by years, it’s measured by the number of lives you’ve touched along the way”, and I am sure your Mother touched many hearts. I know in my heart and mind that she is “With the Angels”. May we all take comfort in knowing there is one more Angel above us.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

    With caring thoughts,

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