Love and memories last forever...
  • 69 years old
  • Born on July 5, 1948 .
  • Passed away on April 10, 2018 .

Cheryl Darlene Brooks passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 10, 2018. Cheryl was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 5, 1948 to the late Edward M. Sheppard and Olivia Hicks.

Cheryl was raised in north and south Jersey. As an adult, Cheryl relocated to North Carolina and Virginia.  She returned to New Jersey and married Frank L. Brooks, Jr. on December 28, 2001. Besides her parents, Cheryl is preceded in death by her son, Wesley Hull.

Cheryl leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Frank L. Brooks, Jr., as well as a daughter, Sonja K. Wood (Warren), son, Stacey L. Hull and step-son, Frank L. Brooks, III. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Warren D. Wood, Jr., Warner D. Wood, Wesley D. Wood, Shaina K. Wood, Adrianna and Lawrianna Brooks; her sister, Evelyn S. James; her brothers, Eddie Melton (Sonya) and Edward “Peter” Melton (Alma) and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cheryl enjoyed dancing, cooking, reading and crafts such as crochet and sewing.  More importantly, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She could “visit” with you over the phone for hours; therefore, she was connected to many. A true sign of a well-lived and well-loved life is not only the family that holds you dear but the multitude of family-like friends that “adopted” Cheryl into their hearts such as Jennifer Bryant, Leslie Monroe, Kathy Burnett (Alfred), Soni Brooks (Tony), Gary Monroe (Jenny) and their extended families.

Cheryl will be deeply missed.

Posted by Barbara Urquhart on 21st April 2018
To the Brooks family. These words of deepest sympathy are sent with the hope that, as time goes by, cherished memories will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem still very close to you. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart.
Posted by Sonya Melton on 20th April 2018
I Wrote Your Name I wrote your name in the sand, But the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in the sky, But the wind blew it away. So I wrote your name in my heart, And that's where it will stay, ALWAYS Author unknown Love Eddie, Minnie and Shanica
Posted by Jo Valenti on 18th April 2018
My heart goes out to your whole family. May you all find comfort in your memories of cherished good times. Stay close together as you help each other get through this sad time and come out on the other side with peace and love in your hearts. Jo Valenti

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