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Obituary for HOWARD BERNARD BROOKS
Howard Bernard Brooks, Sr. was born April 28, 1933 in Calvert County, Maryland to Horace Brooks and Daisy Mackall Brooks. Bernard went home to be with the lord on February 8, 2014. He was Baptized in Jesus name at Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown, Maryland.
Bernard received his education in the Calvert County Public School System. He was later enlisted in the U.S. Army, servicing during the Korean War (1951-1953). After his military service, he became self employed as a Concrete Finisher for over 35 years before retiring. He enjoyed his work and did it well; working several side jobs after his retirement.
Those who knew him, knew he loved and cherished his children, grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren. His hobbies included, fishing, playing cards, cooking, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Daisy to include Grandpop Henry Sr; his brothers, Henry Jr and Darby; sisters; Molly and Sylvia He leaves to cherish his love and memories four daughters and two sons: Brenda Mitchell (Ray), Bernidine Johnson (Timothy), Howard Brooks, Jr. (LaShawn), Shonda Jones (John), Lenora Brooks, and Otis Brooks, Sr. (Pamela); grandchildren: Shennika Fletcher (Marcus Sr), Latrice Parson (Aaron), Le'Nae Brooks, Tyrice Harrod, Otis Brooks, Jr, Kiana Brooks, Jordan Holmes, Timon Johnson, Nashawn Brooks and Howard Brooks III; great-grandchildren: Sariyah & Brielle Neale, Trevon Parson and Marcus Fletcher, Jr.; sisters, Irene Parran, Geneva Hark, Kathleen Ray (Daniel), Odella Chew, Rosalee Fields, Lorraine Williams, Joyce Brooks, Lenora Brooks; Brothers: Elder (Shirley), Alphonso (Arlene), MacArthur (Clarice), Joe (Ophelia), Bernard (Gwendolyn), Gary and Stevie Brooks. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A special nephew Alphonso 'Punch' Brooks.