2013-11-21 / Obituaries

Esther L. Brooks McConnellsburg, 66

Esther Lee Brooks, 66, McConnellsburg, died Friday, November 15, 2013, at Harrisburg Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

She was born December 3, 1946, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late James Johnson and Lillie May Johnson-Lowery.

She received her formal education in McConnellsburg and received her GED in Harrisburg. She knew the importance of education and later attended Harrisburg Area Community College for general studies. She worked for the Harrisburg School District and Blue Ridge Haven in Harrisburg for many years. She later moved to Hagerstown and worked for Western Maryland. She also worked for JLG Industries in Mc- Connellsburg.

She enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, talking on the phone, watching the Sci-F channel, shooting her guns and playing games on her Facebook.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Perry Johnson and John Jefferson.

Surviving are daughters: Virginia Johnson-Halty, Ann Johnson and Cindy Brooks, all of Harrisburg; brothers: Earl Johnson of Linglestown, and Jerome Johnson of Newville; a sister, Mary Johnson; and devoted nephew Richard Johnson, both of Harrisburg; grandchildren: Autumn Johnson, Summer Johnson, Christopher Halty, Natrone Halty, Jatoree Aikkens and Quintin Dickerson, all of Harrisburg; one great-granddaughter, J’liece Johnson of Harrisburg; and a host of other family and friends.

Her life will be celebrated Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The viewing will be at 11:30 a.m. and the funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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