Eugene Rogers Brooks of Bentonia, Ms, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the age of 93. After several months of declining health, Eugene passed peacefully with his beloved daughter, Mary, by his side.
Eugene was born February 9, 1927 to father, James Monroe Brooks and mother, Mornie Horne.
He was a proud World War ll veteran, and served his country honorably to protect our freedom. At the end of the war, Eugene returned to further his education at Hinds Community College where he met wife, Laura Frances Shackelford. They settled in Bentonia, where he raised his family and served as deacon of Bentonia Baptist Church for many years. He was a living testament to what Christianity is all about, witnessing to everyone he met.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and by his sisters, Mona May Terrell and Alpha Lewis; and great grandson, Taylor Stevens.
He is survived by his three children: Jimmy (Alice) Brooks, Mary (Phil) Brooks Dixon, and Shack (Paula) Brooks; 9 grandchildren Micheal (Karla) Brooks, Leann (David) Edwards, Laura Brooks, Jeremy (Angela) Dixon, Bryan (Liz) Dixon, Audrey (Jarrad) Creel, Chesley (Chris) Alias, Emily (Darryl) Gibbs, and Adam (Emily) Brooks; and 23 great grandchildren; Mary Grace Brooks, Olivia Brooks, Tag Brooks, Carson Maddox, Haley Maddox, Madelyn Edwards, Logan Edwards, Maddie Grace Lee, Alan Lee, Brooks Dixon, Lily Myers, Lauren Boals, Dixon Creel, Ada Creel, Anne Marie Alias, Alex Alias, Noah Shackelford Gibbs, Baiden Gibbs, Pate Gibbs, Sarah Gibbs, Mary Ella Brooks, Bryce Brooks and Lily Brooks.
No visitation is planned due to COVID-19. A private family graveside service is planned for Friday, June 19, 2020, 11 am, at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, beside his loving wife Frances. Stricklin King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, calls and visits. Also, a special thanks to all the employees at Martha Coker Green House Homes, Mariah House for the wonderful loving care they gave to our daddy.
People wishing to honor Eugene’s lifelong commitment to family, church, and country can make donations to Bentonia Baptist Church P O Box 67, Bentonia, MS 39040 or a charity of your choice.