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Dorothy Mae Brooks

December 27, 1941 July 3, 2019
Dorothy Mae Brooks
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Dorothy Mae Brooks was born on December 27, 1941 in Drew, Mississippi, daughter of the late Roger Lee Reed and Allie Dixie Adams Reed. She was raised in Mountain Zion Baptist Church in Greenville. Dorothy graduated Henry Weather High School in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.

Dorothy married her longtime sweetheart Nolon Lee Brooks in 1961. With this union, they were blessed with nine children: Jerris L., Ruthie M., Loriann, Elliot B., Ricky J., Vicky A., Keir T., Sherick K. and Sherod W. Brooks.

In 1966, the family moved to New Jersey where they bought their first home on 87 Sixth Street in Elizabeth.

Dorothy worked as a Housekeeper at Cadillac Motel in Elizabeth for over 20 years.

She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Elizabeth.

Dorothy loved to cook for anyone and was known for her fried chicken, pinto beans, collard greens, homemade stuffing and candied yams.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Dorothy Mae Brooks was called home to be with the Lord at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her husband of 59 years, Nolon Lee Brooks; nine children: Jerris L. Brooks (Debra), Ruthie M. Brooks, Loriann Brooks, Elliot B. Brooks, Ricky J. Brooks (Chumane M.), Vicky A. Brooks, Keir T. Brooks (Mrs. Alfreda A. Brooks), Sherick K. Brooks and Sherod W. Brooks; siblings: Julia Baker, Eddie D. Reed, Wanda Sewell, David Sewell and Jacqueline DeBose; 32 grandchildren; 25great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


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Thursday

11

Jul

6:00 PM 7/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
G. G. Woody Funeral Home

206 East Eighth Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

The funeral and burial will be in Mississippi.

G. G. Woody Funeral Home
206 East Eighth Avenue Roselle 07203 NJ
United States
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