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Jennifer Brooks

June 1, 1985 — March 23, 2023

Jenn (Pruett) Brooks, 37, passed away on March 23, 2023. She was born to parents Janine Pruett and Karl Pruett on June 1, 1985, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her baby sister Jessica Pruett was born 5 years and 24 days later, in West Palm Beach, Florida.  

She graduated from Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida, in 2003. She went on to study at Florida State University, earning a B.S. in Sociology. Due to her outgoing nature and passion for interacting with others, Jenn decided to use the knowledge she gained in the classroom about society and human behavior to pursue a career in the service industry. From restaurants in Orlando, Tallahassee, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, and Gonzales/Prairieville, Jenn worked hard and enjoyed life with a diverse group of coworkers, many of whom became lifelong friends. 

Jenn loved good food, good times, and serving others.

She met her husband William Vincent Brooks in 2016, the same year the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. They married on April 7, 2019 at the LSU Rural Life Museum and welcomed their Red Bird, Austen Jenna Brooks, into their nest on March 20, 2020.

Cancer showed up in Jenn’s life just four months after her baby girl. You can read the final chapter of Jenn’s story in her own words on her instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jlp03e/)

Jenn is survived by her loving husband Vince, feisty toddler Austen Jenna, best friend/sister Dr. Titi Bub, mom Janine, dad Karl and bonus mom Sharon.

She was preceded in death by her uncle Kurt, both grandparents; Chauncey Mack and Madeline Pruett and Sally and Joseph Johnson, and friend Aaron Roth.  

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Healing Place Annex (19202 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809). The celebration will be streamed on Facebook Live through her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jenn.pruett) and a recording will be made available here after the event.

Jenn was a proud ambassador of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (https://tnbcfoundation.org/) where donations (https://tnbcfoundation.org/support-us/donate) can may made in her honor to support continued research to help her present and future Breasties.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating eco-friendly memorial trees to provide oxygen for those of us still breathing.

The family is forever grateful for the love and support of Dr. Zatarain and her amazing staff, the passionate dedication of MD Anderson Cancer Center to make cancer history, and special thanks to the nurses and staff at Baton Rouge General for treating her with love and dignity. 

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