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Bonnie Kay Brooks 1947 – 2022

Bonnie Kay Brooks passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 74. Bonnie was born May 14, 1947, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to George Albert and Dorothy Claybroke Watts Brooks. Bonnie received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was a beloved schoolteacher at Briarwood Junior High School in Camden for 27 years, retiring in 2009. Bonnie was married to and survived by Gene Revelle Robertson of Somerville. Bonnie and Gene built their dream log house together in Dresden down a long gravel drive, hidden deep among the dogwood trees and azaleas that grew in the yard she loved. One of her greatest pleasures was watching her yard bloom to life every spring. There was always a shovel in the trunk of her car, ever ready to pluck a sprig of wild rose or a bulb of wild iris from the side of a country road. Bonnie also loved birds and could identify all those who came to visit the many feeders in her yard. She even raised wild finches for a time, and for most of her life had parakeets, all named Joe. Bonnie was an avid collector of many things, and had a great love of antiquing. There are antique treasures all through her home that, when picked up and turned over, will likely divulge the name of the fortunate grandchild to whom the treasure will be gifted. She was special that way; she was special in so many ways. Bonnie’s final wish was for those who loved her most to spread her ashes along a pretty piece of her property she lovingly referred to as Dogwood Hill. There will be no other service per her request.

Bonnie is survived by her sister, Gayle Brooks Gossett of Camden; her children, Michael Woodard (Kim Hudson Woodard) of Camden, Stefanne Woodard West of Brentwood, and Alecia Revelle Robertson Shannon of Dyersburg; her grandchildren, Alex Woodard, Tristan Woodard, Trinity Woodard, Mitch Davis, McKenzie West, Alexis Shannon (Brandon Bennett) Bennett; and her great-grandchildren, Layla Landruff, Annsley Baskin, and Jenna Bennett.

She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

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