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Memorial Service

Lemon Springs UMC Cemetery
Friday September 28th, 2018

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Sumiko Middlebrooks

Sumiko “Mickey” Middlebrooks was born April 20, 1925 in Tokyo, Japan. She passed away peacefully on September 23 at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro, NC. A Memorial service to be held at St. Stephens Church on Friday September 28th @ 10am. Private burial will be held at Sandhills Veterans Cemetery in Ft. Bragg, NC.


Mickey was preceded in death by her husband, James Middlebrooks. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Susan Madden of Sanford, NC and Michele Klasson of Durham, NC; 4 grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Madden of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Kristin Madden of Durham, NC, Michael Madden of Sanford, NC and Ashleigh Green of NYC, NY; one great granddaughter, Camille Sanchez. Sumiko was the oldest of seven children. She is survived by her sister Miyoko and brother Akinari. She was predeceased by her sisters Hiroko and Ikuko and brothers Toru and Hsiao.


Sumiko was an excellent homemaker, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 15 years, and was a member of St. Stephens Catholic church since 1985.


Memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 2991, Sanford, NC 27331 or St. Stephens Catholic Church: 901 N Franklin Dr, Sanford, NC 27330.



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Michelle & Susan - what a special lady your mother was and what a dear friend she was to my mother and father. I enjoyed her smile and laughter. Such a proper lady, sweet and kind. Although my mom couldn't make the weekly visits as my dad did due to her health, I know he will equally miss visiting her on Saturday. She now has angel wings and is with your dad and therefore in wonderful hands, although hearts are broken here. My most sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers continued to be sent during this very difficult time.

Irene Melvin Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

A Sentimental Thoughts was ordered on September 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was ordered on September 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

Lots of prayers & love from Japan.

Yuki Furuhashi Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

An Indoor Garden Basket was ordered on September 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss of you're mother. You and your family are in my prayers.

Jane Patterson Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

To Susan, Michelle, and all Mickey's family. Our love & condolences. We dearly loved Mickey and enjoyedour time withMickey & James in our Walking group. Love & Prayers from Ms. Ernestine Black & Ms. Edna Foushee.

Ms. Ernestine Black & Ms. Edna Foushee Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs.Middlebrooks was such a special lady that raised two wonderful daughters. I am so happy she is reunited with Mr.Middlebrooks and it will be great when we all get to see them again. I'm sending prayers to you as I know God will give you the strength to get through these sad days. Know your friends are here for you Michelle and Susan.

Vicky Gunter Daniels Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Michelle , Susan and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Middlebrooks passing. What a beautiful, sweet lady she was. I enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and delicious meals she cooked for us. She always had a beautiful smile and she loved her family so much. I am so sad for you guys. My heart goes out to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely and with Love. Pamela Blalock Kos.

Pamela Blalock Kos Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on September 25, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

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