Alpha May Brooks

Alpha May Brooks (Also called "Alfie" and "Nanny" of those close to her) of Coeburn VA, age 80, passed away on November 2, 2021, at Norton Community Hospital.

She loved gardening, flowers, and animals. She loved to laugh, and she always brightened up the room with her laughter and jokes. She was stubborn, but also brought so much joy. She made the best salmon cakes you ever ate. She was also humble, feisty, and could hold her on. She left a lasting impression on those who were lucky enough to meet her. She will forever be loved and missed.

Alpha was preceded in death by her parents: Stafford "Charlie" Mullins, Gracie Sword Steele and stepdad Hershel Steele of Clintwood, VA.

Surviving are her only son and grandaughter, Paul Crum Jr. of Coeburn VA, and Chandra Crum of Wise, VA.
Chandra's mom, Brenda Knowles of Norton, VA, who was like a daughter to her.
Special friends who were like sons to her, Glenn Woods of Wise VA, and Sam Smith of Coeburn VA.
Her beloved dog, Roxie
Siblings Mary Weaver, and Millie Haskell of Elizabethton, TN.

At the families wishes, the final arrangements are private.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Alpha May Brooks