Lillian Magnolia Brooke

October 12, 1920 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 99)


Lillian Magnolia Brooke, age 99, passed away peacefully November 11, 2019  at St. Margaret’s At Mercy Hospice Center in New Orleans Louisiana. She was born October 12th, 1920  in Knoxville, Tennessee to Albert and Maddie Belle Brock. She served in the Women’s Army Corp of the United States Army during WWII. She received a Victory Medal, a Medal of Honor and an American Theater ribbon during her service.  She loved socializing, and was the life of the party everywhere she went. She loved music, dancing, hats, cooking, George Huff of American Idol, and telling stories. She loved The New Orleans Saints, puzzles and word games. She was funny, kind, and was joking around even when she didn’t have the strength to talk hours before her passing. Her favorite quote was “do what’s right and do what’s good. Be kind and help others. The world can always use one more kind person.” Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Lillian is survived by her daughter Melody Pritchard (Debbie)  of New Orleans, Louisiana. Saundra Conine-Swain (William) of Dallas, Georgia, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grand-children. She is also survived by her sister Marie Wilson of Batavia, Ohio and her best friends, Helen Survilla of Kingston, PA, Ellen Norwood and Mona Woodfox of New Orleans.The family would like to thank St. Margaret’s at Mercy Hospice for their compassionate end of life care. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Condolences may be expressed online at For information: 504-835-2341.

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