Cary Brooks Sears

April 17, 2014
Cary Brooks Sears

Cary Brooks Sears, 56, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home. Born August 7, 1957, Cary was a graduate of Walsingham Academy and Longwood University. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, past member of the Williamsburg Garden Club, PTA president, school teacher and interpreter for Jamestown Settlement. Cary was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her mother Susie Brooks, father of her children, Larry Sears, son Charles Sears, his wife Sarah, their children Maggie, Kaky and Charlie, daughter, Jennifer Cary Sears-Fox, her husband Jamie, their children Ryland and Trystin. Brothers and sister, Tyler and Cheri Brooks, Charles and Nancy Brooks, Laurie and Scott Pettit. Nieces and nephews, Crisney Brooks, Gardiner and Amy Brooks, Nicole and Ryan Slater, their son Brody, Mason and Alex Brooks, Lindsey Brooks, Charlotte and Nick Caporale. She was preceded in death by her father GT Brooks, Jr. and nephew Dawson Pettit, Jr.

A celebration of Cary’s life will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, South Henry Street, Williamsburg, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2pm and led by Dr. Jerry Haywood, Pastor Emeritus. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, PO Box 3605 Williamsburg, Virginia 23187


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  • April 23, 2014
    Jan Derrig Brown says:
    Oh, how sad this makes me! I was Cary's Spanish teacher and guidance counselor at Walsingham during her jr and sr year, and she was one of my favorites in a 36 year career. I believe i laughed at everything she said! She was so sweet, smart, positive, upbeat, the kind of student teachers only dream about. I loved her and still do. My deepest condolences to her family at her loss..

  • April 22, 2014
    Steve and Margaret Montgomery says:
    We were so sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest sympathy, Steve and Margaret Montgomery

  • April 25, 2014
    Cory & Allison Butler says:
    We were a shocked and saddened to hear of Cary's passing. She was a wonderful person and mother. She always had a smile in her face! We know she will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. God bless.

  • April 22, 2014
    Earnest Graham says:
    We are so sorry to hear the news. We will miss Cary. Love and prayers to Jen, Ryland and the family. Earnest, Shirley and Evan

  • April 24, 2014
    Barbara Bryhn Gambrell says:
    Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard that Cary had passed away, and I was shocked. I didn't know she had been sick. I have such good memories of her. She taught my younger sons at Greenwood, and we were in PTA together. When she came to work at JYF I was so happy. She was such a wonderful teacher. I knew she would be an exceptional MPA. She was kind, and friendly, and funny. She will be greatly missed.