On May 9, 2008, RUTH ; beloved wife of the late Charles Brooks. She leaves to mourn her sister-in law Helena Bailey; two nieces, Patricia Wilson and Doris Jarvis; a dear devoted friend, Claradine Butler and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Avenue, 3 to 8 P.M., on Wednesday. Wake 10:30 A.M., Funeral 11 A.M., Thursday. Interment Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Wesley Chavis, Jr. Funeral Home.