Lullavee Brooks Meriwether
Clarksville - Lullavee Brooks Meriwether was raised on College Street in Clarksville by her parents, George W. Brooks, longtime principal of Burt High School, and Edith Brooks, a teacher at Cobb Elementary School.
As a youth, Lullavee attended Burt High along with her older brother, George W. Brooks Jr. She experienced a loving community at Burt. After graduating in 1958, Lullavee attended the illustrious Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Lullavee married her hometown sweetheart, Jerrol Rozanne Meriwether, and moved to Chicago to raise two children, son Rozanne and daughter Candi.
For years, Lullavee worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Service, where she met special friends with whom she remained close for decades.
Lullavee was always a vibrant, engaging and inviting conversationalist who loved to discuss her passions — news, culture, African-American history and social justice, education, music and travel. We will miss her camaraderie, devotion and true friendship.
She leaves to cherish her memory her family, Rozanne, Candi, nephew George III, devoted cousins and many dear friends.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2021.