Mary E. McCarthy Brooks (Tarpley)

Burial Date:

May 10, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

April 15, 1929 - May 4, 2014

Funeral Home:

Brown-Robinson Funeral Home (Directions)


Second Baptist Church (Directions)

Mary Helen (Tarpley) McCarthy Brooks, 88, of Lorain, departed this life on Thursday May 4, 2017 in Anchor Lodge Nursing Home. She entered this life on April 15, 1929 in Fairchance PA where she was baptized at an early age by Rev. James King of New Zion Baptist Church. She moved from Pennsylvania to Lorain in 1971 and worked at Lorain Products until retirement in 1994. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Elyria. Mary was a family oriented woman who loved spending time with her family, and was the go-to person for information about the family history. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, cooking, and doing word search puzzles.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Edward McCarthy of Cleveland, Barbara (James) Hooks of Elyria, and Rhonda (Anthony) Pettie of Lorain; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Ruthanne (James) Royster of New York; 3 brothers, Dea Allen (Mary) Tarpley, Namon (Linda) Tarpley, and Raymond Tarpley of Lorain; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford McCarthy; her second husband, Albert H Brooks; two sons, Clifford "Cooker" McCarthy and Mark Anthony "Tony" McCarthy; her parents, Dea and Helen Tarpley; 8 brothers, Amos, Ernest, Henry, Matthew, Melvin, Ronald, Robert Lee, and Thomas Tarpley; 3 sisters, Dorothy Harris, Della Marie Jacobs, and Elizabeth Williams.
Visitation will be Wednesday May 10, 2017 from 11am until time of service at 12pm at Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria. Rev. Dr. Carl P. Small is officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, 2652 Broadway Ave., Lorain OH 44052, (440) 244-1831. Online condolences can be made at

Burial Location

Section: - D - Lot Number: 174 Space: 4


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