Obituary for Mattie Brooks
Mattie Jordan Brooks, 92, July 31, 2017, lifetime resident of Chicago, except for the few years in San Francisco where number one son was born: sister of Aleater Webster; mother of Lewis Anthony Jordan; aunt of Dr. Lois Clarke-Bassett and Robert Bassett; aunt of Vincent Webster; grand-aunt of sisters Elizabeth and Rebecca Bassett; and dear mother-in-law of Anna Werner.
She was a retired Chicago Public School teacher, beginning her long and committed career at Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School. Later she took on mathematics as a specialty, in which she earned her M.A. In her retirement, she served with the Chicago Friends of the Amistad Research Center, taking a momentous trip to Sierra Leone, from where the Amistad originally set sail in 1839. She was a member and regular supporter of the Congregational Church of Park Manor.
Memorial Service Monday, August 14, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Gallery Guichard
436 E. 47th St., Chicago, IL 60653. 773-791-7003
Please visit MATTIE JORDAN BROOKS BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPEL, Chicago. Info., 773-581-9000.