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Brooks' mother dies

Geraldine Mitchell, mother of Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Monday, May 21.

Here is a statement from Brooks:
"As many of you are aware, my Mother recently lost her long battle with breast cancer. My family and I are truly appreciative of the support and well wishes we have received from my Buccaneer family and the entire Tampa Bay community. As we move forward one day at a time, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

Flowers or cards may be sent in care of the funeral home:
Joe Morris Funeral Home
701 N De Villiers St.
Pensacola, FL 32501

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Derrick Brooks Charities at:
Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc.
2915 West Fern St.
Tampa, FL 33614

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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