Rev. John Melvin Brooks
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, December 20, 2012
Completed arrangements are being announced for the Rev. John Melvin Brooks Sr., 71, of Union City, formerly of Kenton and the pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Union City, who died Dec. 19, 2012, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Kenton and interment will follow in Westside Cemetery in Kenton.
The Rev. Corey Brooks will officiate and the family will receive friends this evening from 6-9 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Union City and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the hour of services at St. Paul’s.
Rawls Funeral Home in Union City is in charge of arrangements.
He was born June 6, 1941, in Kenton, son of the late Robert and Annie (Banks) Brooks. He was a graduate of the former Rosenwald High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired employee of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he worked for 33 years, and he owned a lawn and tree service. He had been married to the former Martha Grice, who died Aug. 7, 2010.
He is survived by seven children and their spouses, Regina King, Victor and Artracia Eskew, Tracey and Leigh Anne White, Michelle Cassey, John Brooks Jr., Eric and Barbara Brooks and Teresa Brooks; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Martha and Rozell Mance, Lucy Reed, Evelyn and Oliver Wyatt and Gladys Baucom; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cathy Brooks and Carl and Suzanne Brooks; and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and his stepfather.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.