Gail K. Brooks was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is the baby girl of the late Robert and Myrtle Brooks. She was educated in the Richmond Public School System and graduated from Armstrong High School in 1968. She has been a member of Cedar Street Baptist Church since 1988. In 2009, she retired from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield after 23 years of service. Afterward she volunteered for several years in the Cedar Street Baptist Church Administrative Office and is now the Front Desk Coordinator.
Her favorite scripture is: " Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6