|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1928|
Liberty (Amite County)
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 2009|
St. Tammany Parish
Services for Esther Brooks Paretti,81,of Liberty, were at 11a.m. Tuesday Nov.10,2009 at Whittington Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. James Lee Dawson officiating. Burial was at Whittington Memorial Cemetery, Busy Corner,Ms. under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.
Esther was born on October 18,1928 in Liberty, Ms. The Daughter of James C. Brooks and Gladys Larimore Brooks. She was the eldest sister of Sylvia Holland of Meadville, Ms.; Faye Mullins of Natchez, Ms.; Donald Brooks of Liberty, Ms.; Pauline Wilkinson of Liberty, Ms. and Rackel Kester of Liberty, Ms.
She was preceded in death by Her Husband ,Parents and two Brothers, Candler Brooks (1933-1980) and Leslie 'Bo" Brooks (1938-1990).
Esther was the devoted Wife of Capt. Elliott "Rock" Henry Paretti (1925-1981), Loving Mother and Homemaker. She was a retired secretary for Tillman Medical Group in Natchez, Ms. She was a member of New Day Christian Fellowship in Liberty, Ms.
Her Children and their Spouses include, Louis Paretti and wife Sherry of Amite,La.;Pamela Decuers and husband Larry of Luling,La.; Patricia "Pat" Hornick and husband Bob of Ponchatoula,La.; Paula Berlier and husband Jeff of Slidell,La.; Jo Ann Spinner and husband Guy of Pearl River, La.; Joseph "Joe" Paretti and wife Sheila of Slidell,La. and Dominick "Nick" Paretti and wife Lana of Slidell, La.
Maw-Maw was the proud Grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 23 Great-Grandchildren.
Things She Loved: Mom loved life. She had an unbelievable determination to live her life to its fullest. She was a very hard working woman who did everything with excellence, even in the simple daily chores of cooking and cleaning. One of Mom's greatest joys (when able), was to be outside tending to her flower beds, vegetable garden and burning brush piles(how she loved them). Being surrounded by her family was of utmost importance to her. Whether it was a large holiday or small gathering, that is where she loved to be; close to her family. Mom was a joy and inspiration to everyone she knew. Her Godly heritage will be passed down through the generations and her memory will forever live on in our hearts until we see her again one day in Heaven.
Her children call Her blessed: "Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praised her". Proverbs 31;25-28
Our Mother Esther was a great woman of God who loved her Lord and personal Savior, Jesus Christ. Her life reflected the fruit of the Spirit; Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
Mother loved in every since of the word: "Love suffers long and is kind; Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, endures all things. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Candler Brooks 1933-1980 Memorial # 5031345
Leslie "Bo" Brooks 1938-1990 Memorial # 5031333
(bio by: Michael Mullins)
James C Brooks (1909 - 1991)
Gladys Larimore Brooks (1912 - 1983)
Elliot Paretti (1925 - 1981)
Esther Brooks Paretti (1928 - 2009)
Candler Brooks (1933 - 1980)*
Leslie Eugene Brooks (1938 - 1990)*
Note: Wife of Capt. Elliot Paretti, II
Whittington Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie D.
Record added: Oct 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22476167