AUGUSTA, Ga. - Deacon Henry C. Brooks, Sr., of East Kensington Drive Entered into rest Monday, November 22, 2010 at the University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Moore officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. Deacon Brooks, a native of Saluda, SC,was always actively involved in civic organizations in his community such as the Urban League, the Citizens Voters League, and the FAAY York Rite Masonic Lodge, where he served as District Deputy of District # 16.He was a World War II Veteran in the United States Navy; a life member of the AMVETS Club, an active member of the board of the African American Historical Committee. an astute business man, the proprietor of Brooks Building Masonry and Contractor, which also housed a floral shop, the first African American licensed contractor in Augusta, GA. , a Richmond County Building Inspector for several years and retired from the Richmond County Animal Control Services in 2004. Deacon Brooks united with the Good Shepherd Baptist Church under Christian experience in 1945. He served as chairman of the Deacon Board for many years, member of the Trustee Board, the Sarah Frazier Choir, the E. M. McIntyre Male Chorus, the Joshua Long Bible Class, the formal Brotherhood Club, served on the Usher Board as an advisor to the Junior Ushers, served as superintendent of the Sunday school, a Sunday school Teacher for 50 years, the overseer of the construction of the educational building for the old Good Shepherd and was involved in the initial design of the new Good Shepherd. He is survived by, Valeria Brown, Gwendolyn Stallings, Augusta, Ga; Henry Charles Brooks, Jr., James Edward Brooks, Xavier Winfred Brooks, Kelvin Brooks, Jerome Brooks, Augusta, GA; Karen Reynolds, Robin (Xavier) Dunn, Kenneth Reynolds, Augusta, GA; Reginald (Sasha) Reynolds, Fayetteville, NC; sister, Gladys Robinson, Augusta, GA; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Williams Funeral Home 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
The Augusta Chronicle-November 25, 2010