Celestine Brooks

Sunrise: September 30, 1947

Sunset: September 15, 2021

Celestine Brooks was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 30, 1947. She was called to rest Wednesday night on September 15, 2021. A wife, mother and homemaker to her husband and children. She was an active member of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church, which she also sang in the choir, in her youth, she had a beautiful singing voice.

Celestine was most often called by her nickname “Tina”. She was a loving, kind selfless woman, always putting others before herself. Celestine “Tina” had unwavering faith in God. She loved God and her family with all her heart.

Celestine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years Robert Lee Brooks Sr., her parents; Sherwood Odell Tucker Sr., and Catherine Tucker; brothers Sherwood Odell Tucker Jr., and Ronald William Tucker Sr., and special aunt (like a mother) Ruth Bryant.

She is survived by her children: Karen Graves, Carla Carroll, Robert Lee Brooks Jr., Shiquita Amos and husband Donald and youngest son Marcus Brooks, her sister Sherlden Skinner, sister-in-laws; Carlette Smith-Hinton and Brenda Brooks. Tina had nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins, and her special friend Fannie Gallop a sister in Christ. The family would like to give thanks to Andrea Mackey and Nastasja Clark, two of her caregivers.

Viewing Thursday, September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Graveside Service Friday, September 24, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Earlene M Williams says

    To Shiquita and family I am deeply sadden by your lost. I know how much you and your family loved your mom. Shiquita I know that you gave your mom her flowers while she was living there was nothing that you would not do for your mom. I will miss hearing all the stories you shared about your mom and dad. May the joy of the Lord be your strength during this time. Love you and your family. Ms. Williams.

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    Brena Daniels says

    Rest well, Aunt Tina😇 I hope you’re exploring Heaven with a huge smile on your face! I can only imagine what those pearly gates and streets of gold look like. Give grandma and Uncle Cat a big hug from me! You will be missed, but never forgotten!
    #untilwemeetagain ♥️😚✝️

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    Carl Carroll says

    Mom it’s with a heavy heart that I say see you later until I see you again. I’m at peace knowing that you have no more pain and no more tears. I know you have been greeted by Cat, grandma, Boot,your mom, and the rest of the heavenly family!!! Are you singing in the choir? I hope you are because you had an amazing voice ❤ rest easy mom til I see you again. Love you forever and always

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    Stevie & Linda Bright says

    Rest well cousin you and Cat are together now. To the family she is not in any more pain now. We love you’ll.

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    Monica Whitaker says

    My sincere sympathy and condolences to the entire Brooks family. I’ve known Tina for many years via my mom and I know how much family meant to her. May the peace of God be your strength during this time. Sincerely, Monica Gallop-Whitaker

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