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Laura Ann Brooks

October 9, 1951 May 6, 2019
Laura Ann Brooks
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Obituary for Laura Ann Brooks

Laura Ann Brooks, age 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Laura was born October 9, 1951 in Franklinton, North Carolina to the late William Gather Brooks and Mary Lee Blacknell Brooks. She was educated at the BT Person Albion School in Franklinton, NC.

Laura was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Gregorio Valentin.

Laura retired from the Newark Housing Authority as a diligent worker for many years. Laura had a heart of gold and was loved by so many people. She truly lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting and helping with friends and family. Laura joined Mt. Olive AME Zion Church some years ago and was a faithful member until it was closed.

Laura was preceded in death by three brothers Joseph Blacknell, William Jack Brooks and Oscar Thomas Brooks; and one son Dale Brooks.

Laura leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Joseph G. Brooks (Cynthia Brooks) of Fayetteville, NC and David Valentin (Yvette Valentin) of Newark, NJ; one sister, Florence Harris of Newark, NJ; one brother, Leroy Brooks of New York; one sister-in-law, Jackie Brooks of NC; two aunts, Laura and Louise Brooks; 14 grandchildren, Onyx Williams, Kane Gonzalez, Jahaira Brooks, Dale Brooks, David McClinton, Jose Rivera, Davalyse Valentin, Davion Valentin, Davasea Valentin, David Valentin Jr., Davaya Valentin, Davani Valentin, Tristan Valentin and Aiden Valentin; one great grandchild, Yanera Brooks; special friends, Joseph G. Laurence, Janice Stevenson, Elenor Magee and Nelson Rivera; three godchildren, Tanajah King, Tyseem Stevens and Janice Stevens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Monday

13

May

6:00 PM 5/13/2019 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/13/2019 9:00:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

14

May

11:00 AM 5/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rosehill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rosehill US Highway 1 N
Linden, NJ 07036

Rosehill US Highway 1 N Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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