Zelma May Holcomb Brookman, 82, of Alderson, WV, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, following a long illness.
Born March 29, 1934, in Alderson, she was the daughter of John Newman and Cora Kerns Holcomb.
Mrs. Brookman was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a very caring and loving woman who loved to take care of her family and friends and those in need.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lilly Eggleston, Catherine Baker, and Virginia Keen; and several half brothers.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Richard E. Brookman of Alderson; three sons, Richard Brookman, Jimmy Brookman, and John Brookman, all of Alderson; three daughters, Carolyn Jones of Ronceverte, WV, Betty Brookman of Alderson, and Kathy Longanacre of Alderson; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In honor of Mrs. Brookman’s wishes, her body has been cremated. Private interment will be at the Alderson Cemetery in Alderson.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 24, 2016, from 6-8 PM at the Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Peyton Hospice House for the care that Mrs. Brookman received.
Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the June 22, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.