SOUTHPORT — Mary James Brook of Southport, NC died on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at age 74. She was the wife of Bernard C. Brook, deceased and the daughter of the late Harry Copp James and Dolores Cheatham James.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Reid and husband Andy of Statesville, NC, a son Michael Brook and wife Tiffany of Weddington, NC, a brother Michael James Sr. and wife Carol of Huntersville, NC and a sister Emily Thomas and husband Jamie of St. Simon’s Island, GA. Her grandchildren are: Mallory Reid of Statesville, NC and Gavin Brook and Bryn Brook of Weddington, NC. Mary also has several nephews.
A Burlington native, Mary graduated from the Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown, MD and attended Stratford College in Danville, VA. Mary was an interior decorator for many years before she retired. Her sense of taste and style were impeccable. She was a great golfer, loved the beach and had a deep love of standard poodles.
There will be a private family memorial service and burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Carolina Poodle Rescue, PO Box 1325, Pacolet, SC 29372 or carolinapoodlerecue.org