Monday, August 24, 2009

My saddest day...

Monday morning Aug. 10th I lost my dear baby brother, John T. Brooks. We were very, very close. He was much more than a brother to me, because our mother died when he was only 14/yrs old so I helped to raise him. As life's journey continued he accomplished much. He worked hard, played hard, lived with more love & passion than anyone I know. He loved his family and friends, everyone that knew him no matter how long instantly knew they found a friend indeed. He was a loving husband, father of two beautiful daughters and three lovely little grand daughters and a friend to many all over this world. He finished two Master's degrees and was called to ministry. He lived for God and taught others to know Christ. He represented Christ well and I know he is now reunited with our mom & dad and just awaiting the rest of us to get there one day. It will be a grand reunion. Until then there will always be a irreplaceable hole in my heart. I'll always love you my dear brother...RIP.
Husband to Carla, father to Tanesha & Patrice & grandfather "POP"to Tanaya, Tashaya & Madison.

Beloved brother...
POP enjoying his grands...
At the wailing wall in Jerusalem,


John & wife Carla Baptism in Jordan River
Fun co-worker...



Here is a link tribute part 2 to his life that was played at his home going.

27 comments:

McVal said...

I’m but a stranger here, Heav’n is my home;
Earth is a desert drear, Heav’n is my home.
Danger and sorrow stand round me on every hand;
Heav’n is my fatherland, Heav’n is my home.

What though the tempest rage, Heav’n is my home;
Short is my pilgrimage, Heav’n is my home;
Time’s cold and wild wintry blast soon shall be over past;
I shall reach home at last, Heav’n is my home.

There at my Savior’s side Heav’n is my home;
I shall be glorified, Heav’n is my home.
There are the good and blest, those I loved most and best;
There, too, I soon shall rest, Heav’n is my home.

Therefore I murmur not, Heav’n is my home;
Whate’er my earthly lot, Heav’n is my home;
And I shall surely stand there at my Lord’s right hand.
Heav’n is my fatherland, Heav’n is my home.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Val

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Angela

Adrienne said...

So so sorry for your loss!!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Sorry for your loss and I will keep you in my prayers just as I know you keep me in yours.

Rachel said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Julia said...

I'll include you and your family in my prayers.

Aminat said...

Oh so sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace

Christy Sews said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Just seeing the pictures really lets me know that he led quite an extraordinary life. The things we can accomplish if we let God take the lead. Thank you so much for sharing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Faye Lewis said...

I am so very sorry!

gwensews said...

I'm so sorry. They say time heals, but I think instead, that time makes teh burdeen easier to bear.

Opal said...

I am so sorry for your loss..He will always be in your heart....

Tanya said...

You have my condolences, what a wonderful brother/husband/minister/father/grandfather/person he was, I know he will be missed.

Lindsay T said...

Please accept my condolences.

Elaray said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family willbe in my prayers.

Omega said...

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. It's hard but we'll always cherish the memories.

gold said...

So sorry about your loss!

Sheila said...

You have my deepest sympathy.
But know that his memories will heal your broken heart and
take away your pain.

Know that above all else, God will take you in His arms and cover you with His love. He knows the depth of your grief and can give you peace.


If there's any comfort please remember your loved one is with God, in a home that's filled with bliss. There are no tears in Heaven, no more heartache and no pain, only love and happiness
for all eternity.

Brenda said...

I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Such a great man!!! You will be in my prayers

Andrea said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure he is looking down smiling at you and your whole family and watching over you all.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

So very sorry of your loss and your family's loss....

Jackie said...

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I am keeping you in my prayers. Signed, Also a Stranger.

Trudy Callan said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I pray that God brings you comfort.

SewPurple said...

My sympathies go out to you. I can't say that I know how you feel, but I can say that I've been there. I lost my baby (and only) brother two years ago Sept 20 to lung cancer at the age of 38. I was his caregiver and I thank God that I was able to get him through his treatments and then his Transition. God's peace and blessings be with you and your family. Jo Ann

Aminat said...

Hello Omega, Just checking on you. I hope you , your nieces and their mom are feeling much better . May God continue to strengthen all of you and be with you through this time and always . Have a blessed weekend.
/Aminat

Nativa said...

Please accept my condolences!

Pokagon Member said...

bohzo (hello)

So sorry for yous loss.

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