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ALPHONSO L. BROOKS

June 16, 1940 July 6, 2022
ALPHONSO L. BROOKS
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The precious life of Alphonso Lorinzo Brooks, 82, began on June 16, 1940, in Prince Frederick, MD, when he was born to Henry James Brooks Sr. and Daisy Roberta Mackall Brooks. He passed away peacefully upon being called by the Lord on July 6, 2022, and was often heard in his final days stating he was ready to go home.
Alphonso was known to most as “Funny.” He was educated in the Calvert County Public School System. He was a strong and dynamic man who worked diligently throughout his life to provide for himself and his family until he ultimately retired from Waste Management of Calvert County following 20 years of government service. Funny was also employed at the Arc of Southern Maryland and received numerous awards for his job integrity and dedication to his work.
Funny was full of life and loved to laugh and have fun. He enjoyed family cookouts, watching sports, fishing, solving difficult puzzles and math problems, and just shooting the breeze with his close friends including Elmore, Isaiah, Norman, and Claude. Funny was a fierce lover of and believer in God. He was baptized in 1995 at Bethel Way of the Cross Church, served on the Pastor’s, Senior and Brotherhood Choirs, and remained a faithful member up until his illness. In his later years, Funny was very devoted to the role of “Pop Pop.” On countless occasions, despite his ailments, he made sure to be there and always on time for his grandchildren. He will be painfully missed, but he would not want his family to grieve as “. . . ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him” (1Thessalonians 4:13).
Funny was preceded in death by parents Henry and Daisy Brooks, wife of 60 years, Arlene Brooks, brothers Darby, Henry Jr., Bernard and Elder; sisters Mollie, Sylvia, Irene and Rosalee; brothers-in-law Herman, Jimmy and Robert; sister-in law Shirley and grandson John “JJ” Leroy Thomas. His charisma will live on through the loved ones he leaves behind: children Judith (Kenneth Sr.) Plater, Alphonso Brooks Jr., Alonzo (Margaret) Brooks, Anthony Brooks, Ray (Sirena) Gorman and Angel Brooks Mason; siblings Geneva, Kathleen (Daniel), MacAuthur (Clarice), Odella, Joseph (Ophelia), Lorraine and Joyce; brother-in-law Harry (Goldie) Harrod; sisters-in-law June Holland, Marion (Glenwood) Brooks, Carlene and Darlene Harrod; grandchildren Kenneth Jr. (Thuy), Shawn (Arminta), Steven, Corrine, Brian, Nicole, Ashlei (Joseph), Adrian, Alyssa, Derrick and Brianna; great-grandchildren London, Kai, Zaila, Taiveon, Taleah, Ava, Aris, Nevaeh, Kennedy, Kevin Jr. and Pierce; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.

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Visitation

Saturday

16

Jul

10:00 AM 7/16/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/16/2022 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

16

Jul

11:00 AM 7/16/2022 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

16

Jul

1:00 PM 7/16/2022 1:00:00 PM
Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Memorial Gardens
134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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