On the afternoon of March 16, 2019, Johnnie L. Brooks, Sr. took his last breath in the hospital. Now his body is free of pain and sorrow and his soul is at eternal rest.Johnnie L. Brooks, Sr. was born to Jake and Mary Brooks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He graduated from St. Monica High school where he played football. He later attended Xavier University where he also was a proud member of the football team. After completing college, he enlisted to serve in the United States Army from 1951 until 1953 serving in the Korean War.
On February 14th, 1954, Johnnie was joined in holy matrimony with his loving wife of 64 years Norma Jean Brooks. This union was blessed with four children, Johnny, Jr. Phillip Michael, Robin Loraine and Crystal Louise.
Johnnie Brooks, Sr. was a dedicated worker for the City of Tulsa for 31 years. He was a great provider for his wife and four children.
He was an active member of North Peoria Church of Christ for years serving as a usher under the leadership of Pastor Warren Blakney, Sr.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father, wife, two daughters, his brothers, Nelson Brooks and Charles Brooks, two sisters, Eddie Mae -Huff and Levora D. Brooks.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, “Come to me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
Viewing for Mr. Brooks will be from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home. 2103 East Third Street. Services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 2:00pm at North Peoria Church of Christ, 2247 North Peoria, Tulsa, Oklahoma.