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Lucille M. "Doonie" Brooks, music teacher
Lucille M. "Doonie" Brooks, music teacher

Lucille M. "Doonie" Brooks, a former longtime city public schools music teacher and a renowned church organist and choir director, died Oct. 9 at her daughter's Catonsville home of congestive heart failure. She was 102. "I call her the Music Matriarch of Baltimore, and she has been invaluable to me in every way since I first met her in the early 1990s," said Marco Merrick, director of the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. "She was one of the great inspirations of my life." "I would say that Lucille Brooks is one of the most profound church organists I have ever known," said William H. Sydnor, the organist at Florida Avenue Baptist Church...