Jeremiah ("Jerry") Brooks, 72, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully with his Wife by his side, at the VA Hospital's Community Living Center, San Antonio, on September 29, 2018.
Jeremiah was born in Bowman, SC, the son of William and Lovevina Brooks. His marriage to Beverly Johnson Brooks, his devoted wife and companion for over 20 years, was filled with love, fun, and commitment. They honored their vows with a loving spirit.
Jeremiah graduated from William Memorial High School in SC, where he was valedictorian of his class. He served in the U.S. Army, including service in the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable Discharge and was very proud of his service to his country. He graduated in 1986 from St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. He achieved the professional status of Licensed Vocational Nurse. Jeremiah was a devoted, compassionate nurse, employed by Methodist Hospital and several other medical facilities in the San Antonio region. Being an "old school" man, he believed in working as long as he could. His last employment was at Walmart.
Jeremiah loved sharing his amazing life with family and friends. He enjoyed jazz, old school soul, especially Marvin Gaye. He had a passion for karaoke, performing his rendition of Fats Domino’s Blue Monday and others. Jerry was also fond of fishing with friends and relaxing at home watching Western movies (anybody but John Wayne). Jerry and Beverly enjoyed traveling to casinos.
Jerry is predeceded by his parents, son Derrick Brooks, brothers William Brooks, Jr., Johnnie Lee Brooks, Horace Brooks, and sisters Daisy Mae Suggs, Alvina Brown, Annabell Haynes. He is survived by his wife Beverly, children Jeremiah Jr., Kelvin, Denise Brooks, Shawanna Brooks, Jeremy A Boone, Jessica, Joshua A, Jacqueline, Jermaine and Gerald Boone. Special sons Shamar Johnson and Anthony Adams. Brothers James (Pat), David (Mary), Curtis (Janice), Clyde Brooks, sister Ola Brooks. Grandchildren Kiarra Sibley, Treston Antoine, Samuel Godson, Maya Brielle, Karlee and Emily Boone. Sisters-in-law Cynthia Christian, Helen (Wayne) Johnson. Special friends and family members Curtis and Jackie Brown, William Hobby, Ethel Brooks, Linda Boone, June Manning, and a host of nieces and nephews. Jeremiah loved and was loved by many. He was a man of few words, but the affection he I demonstrated to family and friends spoke for itself.
Survived by his wife Beverly, children Jeremiah,Jr.(wife Patricia Brooks,daughter Pecola Wells-Macon, son Chris Macon) ;Kelvin;Denise (husband Samuel) Gadson,children Samuel David Gadson, II and Maya Brielle Gadson; Shawanna Brooks Antoine(Johnathan); Jeremy Allan Boone(wife Ana); Jessica Boone Hamilton( husband Benjamin; Joshua Arjel Boone;Jacqueline Boone Smart(husband Logan);Jermaine and Gerald Boone. Special sons are Shamar Johnson and Anthony Adams. Brothers James(Pat);David(Mary); Curtis(Janice); Clyde Brooks and sister Ola Brooks.. Grandchildren Kiarra Sibley, Treston Antoine,Samuel Gadson II, Maya Brielle Gadson,Karlee, Jonathan Antoine, Jr. and Emily Boone. Sisters-in-law Cynthia Christian and Helen (Wayne) Johnson. Special friends and family members Curtis and Jackie Brown, William Hobby, Ethel Brooks, Linda Jeanette Boone, June Manning and a host of nieces and nephews. Jeremiah loved and was loved by many. He was a man of few words,but the affection he demonstrated to family and friends spoke for itself.
We wish to thank all family members and friends who have shown expressions of love in many different ways. We especially thank the staff at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and Community Living Center for their attentive and compassionate care. We know that Jeremiah Brooks is at peace with the Lord and smiling at all of you.