Rosetta Lorraine Brooks was born on September 23, 1951, in Easton, Maryland,
to the late Shirley Rosetta and Elmer Alfred Brooks. She departed this life on
Saturday, January 23, 2021 at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen
“Rain”, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was educated in the
Talbot County Public School System. She graduated from Easton High School in
1970. She graduated from Delaware State University in 1974, earning a degree in
Sociology. She was employed at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC.
Rain also had a love for flowers. She loved to arrange them. She also worked as
a florist in Prince George’s County. Rosetta moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.
She later relocated back to Maryland in 2018, residing in Glen Burnie.
Rosetta’s favorite past time was spending time with family and listening to
music. She was extremely artistic and had a flair for designing a room. She had
an infectious smile that would light up any room she entered.
Rosetta leaves to cherish her memory four sisters. Carolyn of Washington, DC,
Barbara of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Alfreda of Baltimore, Maryland, and Sharon of
Macon, Georgia. One brother, Alfred (Donna) of Herndon, Virginia. Two uncles
Otis Sampson (Debbie) of Easton, Maryland; Gordon Sampson (Joyce) of Prince
George’s County. One Aunt, Anna Sampson (Donald-preceded in death) of Bowie,
Rain did not have any biological children, but she cherished her special niece and
nephews as her own children. Shontel Brooks of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Karl
Brooks (Tamika) of Union City, Georgia, Erik Taylor (Tammy) of Oxford, North
Carolina, Michael Taylor (Kristie) of Snellville, Georgia, Christopher Brooks
(Showna) of Austell, Georgia; Jamaal Brooks of Macon, Georgia, and Najja Lilly of
Baltimore, Mayland. Rain also leaves to mourn her special 11 great nieces and
nephews: Kanige’, Kalaysia, Karl Jr., Malik, Markell, Nyla, Kennedi, Nevaeh,
SumIayyah, Alexis and Chris Jr.
Rosetta was blessed to have a host of cousins and loving friends that cared for
her deeply throughout her life. She will be missed and forever loved.