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Leon Richard Brooks

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Leon Richard Brooks YOUNGSTOWN, OH. - Leon Richard Brooks age 79 passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 in Youngstown, Ohio. Born in Trenton, he was a resident of New Jersey for 32 years, he moved to New York City where he resided for 42 years, and currently lived in Ohio for the past 6 years. He was educated in the Trenton public school system and was a graduate of Trenton Central High School. Mr. Brooks was a Licensed Barber. Preceeded in death by his father, Henry Brooks, mother, Lola Rutherford Brooks, stepmother, Esther Brooks, wife of 36 years, Minnie L. Brown Brooks, brothers, Henry and Wayne Brooks, son, Jason Brooks, and a very special person Reginald Dash. Mr. Brooks is survived by his children Antoinette, Sharon, Juanita, Leon Jr., Stephanie (Eddie), Monique, Michael, Eric, Ronald Brooks Taylor, Damon, and Tamiko, brothers James T. Brooks (Delores), Nathaniel Brooks (Toni), and Anthony Brooks Henderson, sister Monica Skinner, sister-in-law Frances, a longtime loving companion Ms. Sandra Logan, special friends Pete, and John Grier, aunt Shirley, 21 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Lighthouse Outreach Ministries 715 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, NJ. Calling hours will be 11am until time of service at the church. Interment Colonial Memorial Park, Hamilton, NJ. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.
Published in The Trentonian on Nov. 7, 2013
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