James Brooks

James Brooks

Monday, July 2nd, 1945 Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

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Obituary for James Vernon Brooks

Mr. James V. Brooks was born to the union of James and Doris Turner Brooks on July 2, 1945 in Citronelle, Alabama. At an early age he accepted Christ as his savior. He served in the United States Army as an E-5 Sergeant. As a well-respected educator, he served in the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) for 27 years. His services included: Assistant Principal at Phillips Preparatory Magnet and Satsuma High Schools, and Principal at Mobile County Training Middle and Calloway-Smith Middle Schools. He retired as textbook/testing coordinator for MCPSS in 2010. James was affiliated with several organizations: a fifty-year member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a Worthy Patron Excelsior Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star, Member of Olive Branch Lodge #1, Past Master of Benjamin Lodge #486, and a former member of the following: Palestine Temple #18, United Supreme Council 33°, Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association and Patriot Social Club. He was also a member of the Gulf City Golfers Association. James developed Parkinson’s in 2009; to maintain strength and coordination, he boxed at both Gulf Shores and Saads Health Care Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s.
James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Doris, and his sister Cherise Brooks. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and very devoted wife of 19 years, Carmen Johnson Brooks; one son, James V. Brooks II of Conyers, Georgia; four daughters: Cherie Flott of Mt. Vernon, Alabama, Donna Debuce of Mobile, Alabama, and Marcia and Courtnee Brooks of Conyers, Georgia; one brother, Charles Brooks of Citronelle, Alabama; two sisters: Patricia (Albert) Walker of Lithonia, Georgia and Jonita (William) McCree of Palm Coast, Florida, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; one aunt, Mary Morrison of Citronelle, Alabama, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to : Moving Day South Alabama (Pluggie Punches PD)

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Mt. Hebron Church Ministries
    2531 Berkley Avenue
    Mobile, AL
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    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Mt. Hebron Church Ministries
    2531 Berkley Avenue
    Mobile, AL
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    Friday, March 20th, 2020
  • Interment

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 |
    Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort
    34904 AL-225
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    Friday, March 20th, 2020

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Cary Cochran and Henry and Barbara Fulgham and all at Saad Healthca sent flowers to the family of James Vernon Brooks.
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Janie Balams

Brooks as he was affectionately called by some of his friends was a very Sweet and kind person that I can call him a "friend." He did not meet a stranger and because of that, he was well known in Mobile and surrounding areas. His affiliation with several organizations and a member of the MCPSS, Civic & Social Clubs, he was loved by many. While serving as Assistant Principal, I was able to know his style of discipline with the children while visiting my Grandson's school. His cool, calm and collected demeanor remained the same, but spoke volumes with the students. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you. My Condolences to your Wife, Children and the entire family. May You Rest in Eternal Peace!
Comment | Posted at 04:45am via Condolence

J & E Powers

May God comfort and give you peace. We are praying for you. Our condolences to: James V. Brooks II, Marcia Brooks, Courtnee Brooks and your families.
James and Ethel Powers, Decatur, GA
Comment | Posted at 11:00pm via Condolence

Marion Seals

Carman, you have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Please know we are thinking of you and holding you and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. James was so kind to Marion. His lovingkindness will forever be remembered.
Much love and prayers,
Marion and Norma
Comment | Posted at 02:20pm via Condolence

Joy and Terrell Washigton

Carmen, you have our sincere condolences. James will remain an inspiration and in our hearts. We will be here for you.
Comment | Posted at 11:27am via Condolence

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I am so sorry for your loss. James was an amazing educator .My daughters remember him fondly when he was principal of Phillips. Praying for you. Mary
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