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Jan Brooks

August 18, 1957 — May 5, 2024


Jan Brooks quietly passed from this life to the next on May 5, 2024, surrounded by her only daughter, Stacey Payne, and her two grandchildren, Oliver and Noah Payne. 

Jan is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Brooks of Dumas, TX, her father, Emmett Coomer of Garland, TX and her mother, Leona Curtis and husband, Sam Benton of Dumas, as well as her beloved sister, Sheree Depontes of Dumas TX. 

Jan is survived by her daughter, Stacey Payne of Lumberton, TX, her grandson Oliver Payne, also of Lumberton, her granddaughter Noah (Sophie) Payne of Winnie, TX, her sisters Brenda Mundt and husband John of Stinett, TX and Debbie McCullough and husband Aaron of Dumas, TX as well as nieces and nephews Christopher Winter, Candace Pendleton, Jonathan Gillespie, Brandon Gillespie, Dustin Roys-Gaulding, and Autumn McCullough, special second daughter, Erika Nowak and husband Eric of Dumas. Also, stepchildren, Scotty Brooks, Billy Brooks and wife Kristen, Sandy, Stefanie, Little Wally, and Bugsey Brooks.

She loved laughter and sitting on her front porch on a warm summer evening. She always had a concern for others and would go out of her way to be a blessing to them. Jan worked for four years at Village Creek Rehabilitation Center and will be missed by many of the residents and her co-workers. She always formed strong bonds of kinship with her closest people.

She's going to be missed terribly by those who loved her and the hole in their hearts is readily felt. We look forward to the day when we can once again embrace you and behold your beautiful smile and shining spirit.

Jan was born in Garland, Texas on August 18, 1957, and later moved to Texline, Texas where she attended school. She was a long-time resident of Dumas, Texas and lived there until she moved to Southeast Texas in 2012 to be closer to her daughter and grandkids. Jan was a compassionate person and a caregiver at heart. She was by the side of many through illness, faithfully caring for them. She had many precious friendships, and they meant the world to her. Jan was a loyal and loving friend. She would go the distance for you.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox Ave., Dumas, TX.  Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dumas, TX.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

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