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October 7, 1926 –  January 31, 2013 Charlene Rigsby Lee Brookins passed away on January 31, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian WNJ in Sherman, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells with interment following at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. Mr. Jeremie Sweet of the Savoy Church of Christ and Reverend Bill Sessom of the First Baptist Church of Savoy will officiate. Family will be at the funeral home for visitation at 12:00 P.M., one hour prior to the service.

Charlene was born October 7, 1926 to John Phillip and Sadie Ellen Rigsby in Altus, Oklahoma. When she was eight years old the family moved to Randolph, Texas where she graduated from Randolph High School. After school, she moved to Denison and worked for the Corp of Engineers during the time that Lake Texoma was being built. Moving to Sherman, she worked for R.L. Hall Real Estate Company for 25 years. She also worked for ConAgra Food (Fant Milling Company) and retired after 10 years. She was a member of the Savoy Church of Christ.

She met and married H.O. Lee and he passed away after 40 years of marriage. She then became re-acquainted with her high school sweetheart, T.C. Brookins, and they were married for four years before his passing.

Charlene is survived by her siblings, Anna Grace Holt of Sherman, Johnny Rigsby and wife Dorothy of Savoy, Walter Rigsby and wife Jane of Mesquite; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, three sisters, and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Young, Joshua Rigsby, John Hawk, J.D. Moore, Tom Melugin and Clete Stogsdill. Her nephews will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Boles Children’s Home, 7065 Love, Quinlin, TX. 75474

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:4-5