Brooks, Jr., Jerry

January 13, 1936 - October 17, 2013

Jerry Brooks Jr.

“PawPaw”

January 13, 1936   – October 17, 2013

He was the oldest of nine children born to Jerry & Carmeal Brooks Sr.; He was born on a farm in Duncan, MS.  Jerry was raised and educated in East Chicago, Ind. He graduated from High School in 1955, and then enlisted in the USAF for 4 years.

He was married to a wonderful woman named Anna Brooks, who precedes him in death (2011).  With Anna he was blessed with beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They resided in Gary, Indiana and Jerry worked in the US Steel Mill until retirement.  He and Anna then relocated to Dallas Texas to be close to the children and grandchildren over 11 years ago.

Jerry was employed with WALMART in Carrollton, TX for 10+ years, where he enjoyed his fellow co -workers and customers. He really never met a stranger.

Jerry was a self –taught Artist, in which he was blessed with the ability to produce beautiful works of art in all mediums.  He was seven when he started drawing and painting, and had great passion, determination and talent.  Norman Rockwell had the greatest influence on his art.  Jerry expressed himself in his Art and there was a message in each piece he produced.  Some of his works are displayed at the DuSable Museum in Chicago, IL, in various Universities, in Private Collections and various Galleries.  He has also blessed numerous families with cherished family portraits.

To All family and friends, Jerry will be deeply missed.  We will all carry the love we have for him in our hearts forever.

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God”

Jerry Brooks, Jr. age 77 of Carrollton passed away on October 17, 2013.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

214-306-6700

7 replies on “Brooks, Jr., Jerry”

Atty. Clorius L. Lay says:

Remember. “This World is the Land of the Dying;The Next is the Land of the Living.” LORD…Protect and Keep Him! With Sympathy.
Atty. Clorius L. Lay

Janice Bowden says:

To: Ernestine, Jeanie, Ray, Charlene, Garnett and Mona;
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Brother & Uncle. May God continue to bless you and may you find comfort in the many wonderful memories of the life he shared with you. Jerry will always have a special place in all the hearts of my family members.
Janice Bowden

DeAnna Johnson says:

U loved living life. And U loved the Lord. I know that you are really enjoying the life that you were promised. I love you Daddy! But God loved you most!
~
DeAnna johnson,
Gary, Indiana

Kimberley Montoya says:

I remember Jerry when I worked at Wal-Mart back in 2001. He drew a Portrait of me. I for some reason never forget him and I happened to just google his name and saw this. It has brought tears to my eyes. Although I know he loved God and He is in Heaven and I will get to speak to him again one day. God Bless you Jerry.

La Tonya "LA LA" Coleman says:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA I MISS YOU SOOO MUCH IT HURTS ..!! I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW YOU CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH GRANNY .. I LOVE YOU BOTH AND I WILL TO CONTINUE TO MISS AND LOVE YOU … Happy BIRTHDAY❤️❤️ From your grand baby

Renae says:

thinking of you PaPa and remembering you this 1.13.2015 on your birthday. You are loved and missed dearly love Your daughter Nae

LaTonya "LA LA" Coleman says:

I’m Screaming HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN..!! I absolutely love you and miss you with all my heart ❤️..!! Paw Paw I know you watching over me and I’m so grateful to have you as my grandfather ❤️

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