George Edward Brooks
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 4, 1939
  • Date of passing: Feb 17, 2012
Let the memory of George be with us forever

George Edward Brooks, 72, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at Granville Medical Center.

A native of Granville County, the oldest child of the late Stanley Washington and Wilma Wilkins Brooks.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, former employee of McCracken Oil Company and retired from John Umstead Hospital in Butner.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Daniel Brooks of the home, a daughter, Sonya B. Denny (Tim) of Oxford, a son, Michael H. Brooks (Lisa) of Oxford, his grandchildren, Michael “Blake” Brooks, Samantha Denny, Cole Denny, Heather Brooks, Nicholas Denny, all of Oxford, Stephanie Pulliam of Stem and Jessica Carver of Rutledge, Georgia, a great grandchild, Alyssa Kate Stephens of Oxford, two brothers, Alton Eugene Brooks of Rougemont and Tommy Lee Brooks of Raleigh.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Williams and Rev. Jim Shelley.  Burial will be in church cemetery.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, c/o Leonard Daniel, 109 Meadow Heights, Oxford, North Carolina 27565.

Visitation will be held 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2012 prior to the service in the fellowship hall at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and other times at the home.

Eakes Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford assisting the Brooks Family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Ratliff on 4th July 2014

"Betty, So nice that you were able to go to the class reunion recently.  Class reunions bring to mind memories of our George.  A good man and friend.  I miss my classmate!  Wish I could have been at the reunion - spent some time with you.  We are only a few miles apart but it may as well be a thousand.  So difficult to connect these 2 parts of the world.Oh well - what's a thousand miles between friends?  Love Barbara"

This tribute was added by Tom Duncan on 28th February 2014

"Betty Hope everything with you and the family is fine. I thought about George the other day when you call. Sorry I will call you soon.
                                          May God Bless Your Family
                                                    Your Friend Tom Duncan"

This tribute was added by Barbara Ratliff on 17th February 2014

"Betty, it was wonderful seeing you recently at the grocery store.  There are no coinsidences so we were supposed to meet and renew friendships.  Of course, I can't see you without having a mind and heart  renewal of a lost friend, our wonderful and unique George.  May God keep our memories of him vibrant and alive and may God give George peace.  Love you, Barbara"

This tribute was added by jerry whitfield on 4th July 2013

"To Betty and Family
George was my high school buddy, my friend in life.When i think of fishing ,base ball and bar-b-q i think of George. George is still around he's in many hearts and thoughts"

This tribute was added by Tom Duncan on 19th February 2013

"Betty as always I know that in your heart you miss George every day of the year.I hope you and the family are doing find. I personally had some good times with George. May God Bless you and your family. Your Friend Always Tom"

This tribute was added by Barbara Ratliff on 17th February 2013

"Betty and family,
I received the reminder of George's passing today and of course, I felt his absence anew.  I know you miss him every day but pray you are all doing okay and getting stronger every day.  George was a person who liked to help others and to be of service to all - and that is how I remember him.  Good to all who would let himl.  B & B"

This tribute was added by Tracey Garrison on 28th February 2012

"Mrs. Brooks, I was so sorry to hear about Mr. George.  I have missed seeing him at the office since I've been gone. So many times he made me laugh with his awesome stories of his family, friends, and his work. He always made me smile!  God Bless & Comfort your family! He will be truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Black on 21st February 2012

"I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Brooks.  Sonya and Mrs. Brooks, and the whole family, thoughts and prayers are being sent your way! My parents, Buddy and Trudy Black, also send their condolences.
God Bless y'all.
Brenda Black"

This tribute was added by gene bullock on 20th February 2012

"a friend to alot of people at John umstead..his out going to others will be missed..He is in Heaven waiting for us....Bless him..."

This tribute was added by kenneth woodlief on 19th February 2012

""To: Betty Brooks &  All the family

I am sorry to hear that your dad pass away and may God Bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by tammy wilson on 19th February 2012

"Mike, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It takes comfort in knowing there is another Angel up above looking down on us. May God Bless you and your family. Thoughts and Prayers with you all."

This tribute was added by Tom Duncan on 19th February 2012

I hope everything is fine with you and your family. May God bless you all. Your friend always, Tom."

This tribute was added by Danny/Becky Dean on 19th February 2012

"Betty, Mike, Sonya and Family
So sorry to hear about Geoge Edward's passing, Wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you comfort and strength at this time and always."

This tribute was added by Janet Hunt on 18th February 2012

"Betty, Sonya and Mike,

My thought and prayers are with you tonight.  I remember all of the good times we had together, especially with "Big Mac" and "Big J".  I miss them both, and I know they are trying to out talk each other again.
Love to you all"

This tribute was added by Tammy Hicks O'Briant on 18th February 2012

"Dear Betty, Mike and Sonya and all your families:
I was so shocked to hear of George Edward passing.He was a character.I remember when us 'kids' were little playing together,having cookouts at each others houses he introduced me to 'frog legs' showed me how they would jump in the pan when you cooked them. You all are in my prayers and I love you.  Tammy Hicks O'Briant (Berea kid)"

This tribute was added by jerry whitfield on 18th February 2012

"George and i became frields in school at Berea. We played baseball
on the high school team. During a game with Oak Hill George found
out that i would not let any one pick on him. After being away for many years, we met again at a class reunion and He let me know that he never forgot what i did."

This tribute was added by debra moss on 18th February 2012

"To: Betty Brooks &  All the family,
George will be missed deeply. George was a very dear neighbor when I use to live in Berea. I had known him for many years. We shared lots of laughs and friendship. Betty, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and may God Bless you through this time of sorrow. Thoughts and Prayers."

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