Gertie V. Brooks, 93, of Spotsylvania County passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Brooks was a member of Bethel Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Benjamin Brooks Jr., Neil Brooks (Sandra), Carol Becky Stephens (Sherman), Pat Dunivan (Kenneth), David Brooks (Theresa) and Cathy Boggs (Johnny); 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and sister Bessie Lloyd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Brooks Sr.; daughter Sandi Brooks; parents Ennis and Ruby Wheeler; five brothers; and four sisters. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service will follow at noon at Wheeler Family Cemetery, 5937 Haleys Mill Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551. Online guestbook at

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