Jerome Lee Brooks has lived on the Virginia Peninsula his entire life since he was born in Newport News, Virginia on August 21, 1954. Jerome Brooks was a man of dedication to his family, community, and faith. His influence on those who he touched is felt by all. He left an indelible impression through kindness, devotion, and unwavering belief. He leaves behind an impressive legacy.

What were the early years of Jerome’s life like?

Jerome was raised in a community that was firmly rooted. He was baptized as a young child at Greater Walter’s A.M.E Zion Church, under the leadership the late Rev. Dr. E. M. Wilson. He was a participant in the Church’s Bus Ministry and Men’s Ministry as well as Bible Study Groups, demonstrating his commitment to his Christian faith since he was a child.

What was Jerome’s contribution to his community?

Jerome made a significant contribution to the community. He began his education in Newport News Public School System and graduated from Ferguson High School. He then began a career of 25 years at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, which showcased his work ethic and dedication.
He later served as a custodial supervisor for Service Management Systems. This demonstrated his versatility and dedication to provide for his family while contributing to his community.

What were the family members that Jerome left behind?

Jerome leaves a legacy that his family will cherish. His parents, Mildred and Joyce Brooks, and his two sisters preceded him. His only son Jerome A. Brooks is survived by his brother Richard T. Brooks and four sisters: Catherine Brooks Angela Burton LaVerne Brooks and Reverend Adrienne Brooks. The memory of his nephews and nieces will be cherished by them.

What special relationships did Jerome have?

Jerome was blessed with many special relationships. His long-time friend Brenda Kirk, her children Teneka and Tony Kirk, Kimberly and Zymere and Zymere shared a close bond with him. Jerome’s warm and loving attitude towards his extended family was evident in his love of them.

What was Jerome’s passion for sports?

Jerome was an avid Red Skins fan. His passion for sports played a major role in his life. His passion for the Red Skins brought joy to everyone around him. It was a topic of lively conversations with friends and family.

How has the family expressed gratitude to Jerome’s caregivers?

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the Sentara Hospice nurses’ compassionate care towards Jerome during his last days. The nurses’ professionalism and empathy brought comfort to Jerome, as well as to his family.

What are the arrangements for memorial contributions?

The family has suggested that in honor of Jerome, memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Greater Walters AME Zion Church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Greater Walters AME Zion Church in honor of Jerome.

What are the family’s wishes during this time?

The Brooks Family expresses their sincere desire that others keep them in prayer and thoughts during this difficult period. The family wants to express their gratitude for the support they receive from the community and the comfort that it brings.

Who will be responsible for Jerome’s final care?

C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the final care of Mr. Jerome Brooks by his family. This decision is a reflection of the family’s confidence and trust in the funeral home to honor Jerome Brooks’ life with dignity.

Mr. Jerome Lee Brooks lived an extraordinary life, marked by his unwavering faith in God, dedication to the community and love for those he loved and was close to. We will remember his legacy and celebrate it in the years to come, both within our hearts as his loved ones and across his beloved hometown he so deeply treasured.