Dr. Jerry Brooks
Shelby - Dr. Jerry Dean Brooks of Shelby, 61 born December 17, 1959, was called home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2021. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Jerry will be remembered for his passion for the Lord and his family. Jerry was called into the ministry around 30 years ago and has faithfully served the congregation and Emmanuel Baptist Church for the past 16 years. Jerry graduated from Crest High School in 1978. This is where he met the love of his life, Rhonda Jo Brooks. They spent 42 wonderful years together and through these years they were able to grow in their love for the Lord and one another.
Jerry is preceded in death by his two parents, Willie Dee and Lallage Myrtle Brooks and one grandchild, Jada Lynn Brooks. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda and his three children and their families: David and Alisha Brooks, Rydell and Drason; Derrick and Angela Brooks, Amy and Will; Joni Hamrick, Corbett, Lily, and Annie. He is also survived by four sisters and their families and many nieces and nephews: Sheila and David Grigg; his twin sister, Terry James and Eddie Walter; Veronica and Mike Walker; and Melanie Smith.
Visitation will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cherryville, NC on Friday, August 6th from 6:30-8:00pm. The funeral will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, August 7th at 1:00pm. The graveside service will be held immediately afterwards at New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, NC.
Online guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is serving the family.
Published by Shelby Star from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2021.