Brookie Smith Gomez
Brookie Smith Gomez
  • November 22, 1926 - September 14, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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After a lengthy illness, Brookie Smith Gomez of Columbia went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 14, 2017. Born on November 22, 1926, in Columbus County, North Carolina, to G. B. and Carrie Frink Smith, she attended school in North Carolina where she met and married Joe Gomez in 1945. Brookie worked for and retired from Bellsouth after many years of service where she served as chief operator, traffic manager and district traffic manager-services. She was one of the first district level, female managers in SC with Bellsouth. For many years, she faithfully served as a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. Brookie shared her gift of creativity with others in her paintings, flower arranging, decorating, and many crafts.

Brookie is predeceased by her parents, husband and brother, Martin Brooks Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry G. Bailey (Jim) of Columbia; grandchildren, Brian Bailey (Tonja) of Dallas, Texas, and Brooks Bailey Hoffmann (Mark) of Orlando, Florida, great-grandchildren: Greyson Bailey, Tylor and Taryn Hammermeister, Jordan and Payton Hoffmann, and nephew, Martin Brooks Smith, Jr.

A private, family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Rd., Columbia, SC 29210, or the charity of your choice.