Brookie Sorrell West
Brookie Sorrell West
  • January 12, 1925 - October 30, 2017
  • Dunn, North Carolina

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Dunn, NC

Ms. Brookie Sorrell West, age 92, of West Pearsall Street, Dunn died Monday morning at her home. Brookie was born in Harnett County on January 12, 1925 the second of nine children to the late James Walter Sorrell & Nettie Irene Ennis Sorrell and is preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy West. She is also preceded in death by brothers, Thurman, James & Kenneth Sorrell and 2 sisters, Kay S. Elias & Lunett S. Vaughan. Brookie graduated high school in 1943, after graduation she went to work at a local drugstore. She worked for Dr. Hubert H. Warren’s office until 1990 when she retired.Brookie was a shining example for anyone who takes volunteerism seriously. She was recognized for giving 1600 hours in unselfish volunteer work. These hours represent volunteering at the Cancer Center at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, assisting at the hospital auxiliary and gift shop, and being an integral part of the toymakers for the Pediatric Department. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for many years and continued to work as needed. She also organized and taught aerobics to seniors at the Dunn Senior Center four days each week. She visited local nursing homes regularly and found time to make bi-weekly pop calls on shut-ins in her community and church. She was an active member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church where she was involved in Worship Service, Bible Study, Prayer services and Women’s Ministeries. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 59 and the Dunn Woman’s Club. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at Hodges Chapel Church with Rev. Michael Preddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.She is survived by: 3 Sons: Ted West & (wife) Carol of Whiteville, NC; Edd West & (wife) Vicki of Gulfport, Miss.; Thomas West & (wife) Betsy of Dunn, NC; 2 Brothers: J.W. Sorrell, Jr & (wife) Geniva of Dunn, NC and Rev. Charles Sorrell & (wife) Ginnie of Dunn, NC; 1 Sister: Margie Raynor & (husband) James of Dunn, NC; 13 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren & 4 Great Great Grandchildren; The family will receive friends from Wednesday Evening, Nov. 1, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to: Hodges Chapel PFWB Church, 780 Hodges Chapel Rd., Benson, NC 27504. Condolences maybe made to: