HOMEGOING SERVICE FOR
Sunrise October 18,1959
Sunset December 5, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 A.M.
GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST CHURCH 1714 Olive Road Augusta, Georgia
Reverend Clarence Moore, Pastor - Officiating Reverend Oscar Brown - Presiding
Pastor, Pleasant G rove Baptist C hurch Edgefield, SC
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I he afraid?" "Wait on the Lord: be ofgood courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." - Psalms 27:1& 14
DEACON XAVIER WINFRED BROOKS was born on October 18,1959 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Henry Charles Brooks, Sr. and Mary Dickerson Brooks. He departed this life on Monday, December 5,2016.
Winfred was converted and baptized in 1966 at the age of seven years old, under the pastorate of the late Reverend Essie Mae McIntyre.
He attended the public schools of Richmond County and was a 1978 graduate of T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School.
He was a dedicated church member who loved his pastor and church family. He served as an Usher for fifty plus years beginning with the Junior Usher Board when he was just a young child. He was ordained as a Deacon in November 1980. He also served on the Essie Mae McIntyre Male Chorus. He was committed, loyal, and faithful in service to the Lord. Everything he did was for the Lord, he would always give it his best.
He retired from the Richmond County Board of Education after twenty years of service. He was employed with Williams Funeral Home for several years. Prior to his death, he was a School Crossing Guard with the Richmond County Sheriff Department.
Other organizations he served with were: the GMBC Tenth District Ushers, Usher Union of Georgia, Abraham Masonic Lodge #667, R.A. Dent Elk Lodge #1725, and the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc., Devotional Team.
He leaves to cherish his memory: four brothers, Reverend Henry Charles Brooks, Jr., James E. Brooks, Kevin L. Brooks and Jerome I. Brooks; two sisters, Valeria Brown and Gwendolyn Stallings, all of Augusta, GA; two nephews, Roderick Brown, Atlanta, GA and Ronzo (Kay) Brown, Orlando, FL; two nieces, Farrah Stallings and Valeria Stallings, Augusta, GA; two great nephews, Isaiah Stallings and Elijah Stallings, Augusta, GA; five great nieces, Aerial Brown, Fort Worth, TX, Imari Brown, Orlando, FL, Alyssa Moore, Raven Reeves and Alexis Moore, Augusta, GA; one aunt, Willie Maude Dickerson, Augusta, GA; two dear friends, whom he called "mama and papa", Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Dorothy Jackson; cousins, other relatives and friends.
....Reverend Anthony W alker Pastor, Unity Baptist Church
Reverend Bernard Simmons
PRAYER OF COMFORT
Reverend Rhonda Daigs
Good Shepherd Baptist Church Combined Choir
REM ARKS (Two Minute Limit) As A Deacon - Deacon Bennie Mathis
Usher Ministry - Sister Priscilla Dejesus As a Friend - Deacon W illie James Hunt Ushers Union of Georgia - Sister Susie Goodwin, Vice President
Sister Patricia A. Cummings
We're Going to Lay Down Our Livesfor the Lord'
Deacon W illie James Hunt
Reverend Clarence Moore
INTERMENT Mount Olive Memorial Gardens
E. M. McIntyre M ale Chorus Larry Frails Deacon Stanley Barnes Randolph Frails Deacon Bennie Mathis Earl Eubanks J o h n Thomas
Good Shepherd Baptist Church Deacon Ministry Good Shepherd Baptist Church Deaconess Ministry General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Devotional Team
Abraham Masonic Lodge # 667 R.A. Dent Elk Lodge $ 1725
Richmond County Sheriff Department Crossing Guard
Good Shepherd Baptist Usher Ministry
F a r e w e l l m y -f a m il y , d o n 't w e e p , f o r I'm a t p e a c e n o w , j u s t a s l e e p . ' F a r e w e l l m y fa m ily , I'm n o t a lo n e, t h e m ig h ty "M a k e r " h a s led m e safely h o m e . J u s t t h in k ba c k o ver th e m any years, h o w th e fam ily seem ed so str o n g , h o ld in g ba ck t ea r s. Y et G od SOMEHOW ALWAYS MADE A WAY AND I THANKED HlM EVERY NIGHT FOR ANOTHER DAY. B e GOOD MY FAMILY, ALWAYS LOVE EACH OTHER, BE STRONG MY FAMILY, STRONG IN HEART, THE BLOOD TIES, NO ONE CAN EVER PART. AND IS SOMEWHERE I MADE A MISTAKE, AS YOU LIVE MANY WILL YOU MAKE. FAREWELL MY FAMILY, I 'VE BEEN CALLED AWAY. W A LK WITH GOD, TRUST IN
G od . . . PRAY
The family of Deacon Xavier Winfred Brooks wishes to express our deepest appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown to us during the loss of our loved one. The phone calls, home visits, food, cards, and prayers were graciously appreciated. Please keep us in your prayers! - The Brooks Family
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