Doris Jean Rooks


Doris Jean Rooks, 91, passed away on April 21, 2022. Doris was born on December 8, 1930 in Louisville, Ky to Emma and William Prentice Jr.

Doris was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High and member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she served with the Mothers Board, Deaconess, Missionary, and Choir Ministries. She was a businesswoman, owning and operating Doris’ Beauty Salon.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Prince Rooks.

Doris is survived by daughters; Gloria Smith, Deborah (Frank) Bonham; Carol ( Jeff) Payton and Brenda Rooks; foster daughter, Dottie (George) Baker of Nicholasville, KY; 2 adopted daughters, Lovelia Kim Rawls and Pamela (Nathan) Powell; brothers, Jerry (Pat) Prentice, Richard Trench, William Prentice Jr.; sisters, Barbara Wilcox, Emma Tucker, Wilena Hawkins and Marika Thompson; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 27 great-great grandchildren, 1 great-great-great grandson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD, 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am very sorry for your loss. To the Rooks family you all have my condolences. God be with you all.

  2. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  3. Dwana Washington

    You have my deepest sympathy. Condolences and prayers to the family❤️

  4. Khalil and Joyce Ali

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the Rooks family. May you Rest in Peace.

  5. Twyla D. Wilkins

    My Sympathy on the loss of lovely Ms Doris it has been my pleasure to know such a beautiful spirit my entire life along with her daughters and family❤

  6. My deepest sympathy to the Rooks family. May God bless and heal your broken hearts.

  7. James E Whatley

    My prayers are with you Brenda and your family. Mother was loved by many.

    • Carol salvati

      I took care of Doris a short time with central star,I was so amazed at her humbleness while caring for her,I felt an honer to have known her if only a short time,and oh how us girls teased her husband when going out to meet with friends,we would say( my ,my look at you,all dressed nice,he would say( you girls stop it ha ha)god bless your family,and how well you took care of mom

  8. Brenda Jones (BJ)

    My condolences to Brenda and her family, my prayers are with you.

  9. Mary Webb Tabler

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Doris Rooks. I remember her sweet smile and grace growing up at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. You are all in our prayers.

    Michael, Mary, Aaron & Andre Tabler



  11. My condolences & prayers for the family of Brenda and Carol. Stay strong & hold on to God’s unchanging hand

  12. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My prayers and condolences to the family of Doris Rooks. Doris was a quiet and sweet person. I enjoyed her singing in the choir at Mt.Calvary. She was a very good beautician.

  13. Carolyn Parker and Family

    Sending condolences along with prayers to the Rooks family. Such a spiritual and calming person to be around.

  14. Celia Ann Prentice Anderson Transou

    To My Family,
    It is with great sadness that I see and read this today. So many memories, so much love that I will never ever forget. To my cousins, please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers and the continue to look to God for comfort and strength because “He Is” the God of tender mercies and comfort. The ransom of Jesus Christ made it possible to all of us to see Auntie again and all of our loved ones that are at rest. What a wonderful day that will be!!! Love you all

  15. Extending heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Rooks. We pray that the wonderful precious memories will help to lighten your hearts in the days to come. We will keep each of you in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  16. Praying for the family my condolences

  17. Mary Dismuke/ Leola Kelly

    Sending condolences and prays to the Rooks family

    • May the peace of God Rest rule and abide upon the family during a time such As this take your rest Aunt Doris until we meet again.

  18. Juanita Harris

    My condolences and prayers goes out to the family of Mrs Doris Rooks. May you find comfort in knowing she is now present with our Heavenly Father.

  19. Stephen and Angela page

    Sending our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family of Ms. Doris Rooks. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Family.❤️
    Page Family

  20. Rev Dr Richard Hoard

    Our condolences to the Rooks family. May the Lord strengthen during this time of bereavement.
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.

  21. Phyliss Jefferson

    To the Family of Mrs Rooks,
    Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  22. Michael and Beverly Schafer

    To Brenda Rooks and family, so sorry for your loss. May God be pleased with Ms. Doris Rooks and give the family comfort, peace and continue to love one another. Praying for you and family. R.I.H.

  23. Queen Dulin and Ronald McKinney

    What a beautiful picture of Mrs Rooks. Carol Debbie Brenda we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Your entire family is in our prayer. We pray GOD wrap his loving arm’s around your family and give you peace. You have our condolence.

  24. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Rooks Family.

  25. Elzonia McCowan

    Condolences to the family of the loss of their love one, mrs Doris J. Rooks
    Sending up prayer for your strength
    She is now resting in the arms of God at Peace and rest.

  26. Dorothy Caldwell

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Condolences and prayers to the family of Mrs. Doris Rooks. May God comfort and strengthen your family during this time and in the days to come.

  27. My Condolences to the Family
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  28. My condolences and prayers goes out to the entire family. It was an honor to have met Mrs. Rooks and to have known a sweet lady who smiled, spoke softly and told me stories about her growing up. She is now with the Lord and is at peace.

  29. Elder Carrell Gandy

    Sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in prayer.

  30. So sorry for your loss. I love this family from The Bottom Of My Heart.We was neighbor for years.Doris would do my hair all the.She was awesome beautiful sweet lady.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.In The Name Of Jesus Amen ❤️

  31. Patricia Jordan-Mack

    There is a tender touch of the Lord for us in times of loss. It’s a touch that gently wipes our tears and brings comfort in sorrow. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you during this difficult time. We will keep you lifted up in our prayers.

    Love you

    Ms. Geneva Jefferson and daughters, Patricia Jordan-Mack, Pamela Jefferson

  32. My sincerest condolences goes out to Brenda Rooks and her family so sorry for your loss.

  33. Remembering you in prayer.
    Julia Hunt

  34. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences and prayers to the Rooks family.

  35. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Our condolences to the family and loved ones of Mrs. Rooks, praying for continued comfort and strength for each and every one of you.




  37. I remember Mrs. Rooks, she was very sweet to me and my sister. We grew up watching Aunt Brenda going my Grandmother’s hair. Sometimes Mrs. Rooks would be there too. My sincere condolences to all of her Immediate Family, and to all who she made FEEL like family.

  38. Patricia G Harris

    To Brenda, Carol and the entire Rooks family, Heartfelt sympathy for your loss! Loosing a loved one at any age is difficult. Precious memories help.

  39. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother

  40. Rosaland Crittenden

    Sending my sincere sympathy and condolences to the entire family

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