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MULBERRY - Russell Leroy Brooks, Sr. was born in Mulberry, Florida to the Late Mother Ethel and Willie rooks on July 17, 1932; passed away Friday, May 4, 2018.
Deacon Russell Leroy Brooks Sr., had a close encounter with the Lord. Having has this experience, he surrendered his life to the Lord with an open confession at Saint James Primitive Baptist Church, in Mulberry, Florida. Brother Russell Leroy Brooks Sr. joined the United States Army where he served in the Korean War with the 96th Field Artillery Battalion.
Deacon Russell Leroy Brooks Sr.'s career included working as a welder, heavy equipment operator and he spent 8 years working with CSX Railroad Industry. He finally retired as a Mail Handler for the U.S. Post Office in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Deacon Russell Leroy Brooks Sr., relocated to Los Angeles, CA.
He was preceded in death by Willie & Ethel Brooks; Daniel Brooks, Vanessa Usher; Bernice Brooks; Willie C. Brooks Sr.; Willie Mae Maxwell; Leola Gibson: Russell Brooks, Jr.; Lessie Mae Coklay; Katie Lee Franklin.
He leaved to cherish his memories: one daughter, Lawanna Johnson, Cypress, CA; six sons: Edward Francis (Gloria), Lakeland, FL, Aaron Culpeppter (Chaelene), Long Beach, CA, Toronny Thomas (Cora) of North Hollywood, CA, Nondris Brooks, Lakeland, FL, Ulysses Culpepper (Sylvia), Lakeland, FL, Frank Culpepper (Alica) of San Antonio, TX; two sisters: Carolyn B. Burton of Hartford, CT, Minister Mary Francis White & spouse Deacon John White of Manchester, CT; two brothers: Deacon Robert Brooks & spouse Vicie Brooks, James D. Brooks & spouse Bernie Brooks of Hartford, CT; two sisters-in-law: Mother Eura L. Brooks & Francis Brooks, both of Lakeland, FL; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host pf nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Memorial service is planned for him in the near future.


Published in Ledger from May 15 to May 16, 2018
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