CENTERTOWN —Teresa Gail Brooks Vincent, 62, of Centertown, was welcomed at the Heavenly Gates shortly after 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 2020. She passed surrounded by a compassionate care team at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, while loved ones looked upon her.
Teresa is survived by a loving and doting husband. She was often referred to as his “Queen” by coworkers. Teresa and Gene would have celebrated 47 years of marriage Dec. 6, 2020. She had previously been employed at Cowdens, which later became Beaver Dam Sports Warehouse, as well as Green River Comprehensive Care and the River Valley Behavioral Health. Teresa was passionate about advocating for those with mental health care needs. She faithfully attended Echols Daystar Church of God and enjoyed traveling whenever possible. Her favorite place to be was at the beach. No matter where she went, a camera was always in her hand.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jodie (Payne) Brooks; sibling, Rebekah Brooks; mother, Virginia (Daugherty) Brooks; brother, Cecil Kevin Brooks; brother-in-Law, Herschel Ware; and most recently, her father, Clyde Cecil Brooks, on Oct. 27, 2020.
Survivors include, Gene Vincent, her “Prince Charming”; her favorite (and only) daughter, Ursula (Chuck) Mabrey, of Philpot; Michael Vincent, of Centertown, and Christopher (Ashley) Vincent, of Hartford; grandchildren, Rebekah Grace Westmoreland, Ezekiel Mabrey and Benjamin Mabrey of Philpot, Nathaniel Tucker, Alexus Tucker, Christopher Vincent and Vanessa Vincent, all of Cromwell; sisters, Kathy (Marvin) Stevens, of Pawnee Ill., and Carolyn Ware, of St. Charles, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Tanya Brooks, of Decatur, Ill. She also has many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family that she loved very much.
Due to new COVID restrictions, private funeral services will be held at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford.
Teresa was passionate about advocacy for those facing mental health needs. She recognized the many obstacles to appropriate care and accessible services. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to become part of these advocacy efforts, please consider donating to River Valley Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit or Echols Daystar Church of God.