Brooke Stroud Whitaker, 43, of North Little Rock passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 22, 1974 in North Little Rock to James Stroud and Brenda Barber Schaufler. She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Homer and Anna Barber and James and Katherine Stroud.
Brooke was a member of Cedar Heights Baptist Church and worked in the IT Department for the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, where she was known as the ''Little Chihuahua.'' Her greatest accomplishments in her life, were her two beautiful children; Haley Nicole Whitaker and Michael Blake Whitaker, of whom she was so very proud. Brooke will always be remembered for her dedication and love that she had for her children, along with her zeal for life and her determination to excel and work hard to support herself and her kids. Brooke was a lover of NASCAR and Bon Jovi. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege to know her.
She is survived by her children; Haley and Michael Blake Whitaker, her parents; James Stroud and Brenda Schaufler (David) all of North Little Rock. Two sisters; Kacey Brown of Mayflower and Ariel Schaufler Rogers (David) of North Little Rock, aunts; Sandra Stillwell, Sharon Andrews, Debi Ross, Donna Drown and Dorothy Stone, one uncle; Donald Barber, two nieces; Hadley and Karley Brown of Mayflower, along with many other family members and friends.