In Loving

Paula Brooks Namola

January 13, 1969 – April 24, 2024

Paula Brooks Namola, 55, of Henrico, born January 13, 1969, passed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

Paula is survived by a loving, devoted daughter, Afton Ryan (Daniel); father Emmett Brooks (Barbara); one sister Janice Mitchell; one half-brother Jerry Sims (Ashley); one step-sister Robin Ramirez; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved extended family and much beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Sims Barba; a beloved step-brother Richard, “Two”, and her furry children, Shelby, Colby, Kitty, and Poco.

Paula will be remembered for her love of animals, fashion, antiques/vintage, decorating, concerts, cruises, and her love of work and life.

The family would like to say a special thank you to everyone for all their support and kind care over the past year!

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 2-4 p.m. at Affinity Funeral Service Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville, Va., 23111.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paula’s honor to FETCH a Cure (“A nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life of our pets. Working with pet owners and the veterinary community, FETCH is furthering pet cancer awareness, education, and treatment.”). To donate please use this link:!/donation/checkout