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Elder David Levi Brooks, Sr.


Sunrise: January 1, 1941

Sunset: July 25, 2022

May the Work I’ve Done, Speak For Me…….

Elder David Levi Brooks, Sr. transitioned the morning of July 25, 2022. He was born January 1, 1941, in Edenton, North Carolina, the son of David and Martha (Blanchard) Brooks. Following high school, he served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life Christine (Scriven) Brooks on July 3, 1976. They shared nine kids and recently celebrated 46 years of marriage. He held many careers such as bus driver for TRT, insurance salesman, dump truck driver, and most importantly a pastor. David was a jack of all trades. If you broke it, he would fix it. David started his own church in 1977 called Christian Charities Deliverance Church in Ivor, VA. Shortly after, the church was relocated to Wakefield, VA where he pastored for a total of 33 years. Many lives were saved and changed by his loving heart and beautiful spirit. He always smelled good, had a great pair of boots, a good suit, a great sense of humor, and we all loved his infectious smile.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: his sister, Verda Mae Roberson and grandson, Jahmel Brooks. Surviving in addition to his wife, Christine, are his sons: David and his wife, Lynette of Pensacola, Benjamin of Newport News, Phillip and his wife, Latricia of Norfolk; daughters: Angela of Suffolk, Denise of Chesapeake, Sonya and her husband, Cecil of Miami, Porsche of New York, LaQuita and her husband Corey of Norfolk, and LaShawnda of Raleigh; 21 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two sisters: Doris Keene and Carolyn Joyner; one brother, Larry Brooks and his wife, Evonne; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He will be truly missed. No words could ever express the loss to all the lives he has touched. He was a true man of God and to know him was to love him. His legacy will be one of love and peace. Gone but never forgotten.

Viewing Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:00am-11:00am Greater Harvest Baptist Church 4700 Little John Drive Norfolk, VA 23513 Service Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:00am Greater Harvest Baptist Church 4700 Little John Drive Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Evelyn L. Hunter says

    I remember and greatly respect the fellowship I shared with Pastor Brooks at United Mission in Berkley. I remember his love for his family and his genuine concern and encouragement to us. May God’s perfect love embrace you.

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    Linnea Palmer says

    My deepest condolences to the family of Elder David Brooks. I met them during a visit to see my grandmother and his mother was her roommate, he would pray for my grandmother and they were always so nice to our family when we would visit. My prayers will continue to be with this family during this time. 🙏🏽

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    Elder Ronnie Johnson says

    To a great friend and Army comrade whom I’ve known for over 50 years. He was truly a man for all seasons, seasoned in the gospel and pastorate for which he was very passionate about. May God comfort the family during this difficult hour.

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    Ellen Willey Harris says

    Prayers & Peace to the Family:
    I saw Min Brooks 3 years ago at Bro Howard’s funeral. I will never forget his beautiful smile, and remember him singing “It’s in my heart” at United Mission, and preaching Friday night service. Well done good & faithful servant.

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    Wanda Hardy says

    I meet Angie’s Father and her Mother at her Church I was welcomed by God Grace with their Smiles. I am Praying for Angie and her Family today. God Bless the Memories and the Wisdom,Love and Happy times the Man of this Home shared.

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    Judith Jenkins says

    My condolences to the Family!

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    Bishop and Sis. Pretlow says

    To the family of the late Elder Brooks, we the Pretlow family send our deepest condolences. We met Eld. and Sis. Brooks many years ago in Wakefield, Va. at his church. He was always hospitable and shared God’s love through ministry, often times rendering revival services at Bayview. He was always smiling and praising God. May God continue to keep you in his hands. Remember you loved one and the legacy he left, more importantly how he exemplified God.

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    Charles Bailey says

    Iam Dea bailey pastor brooks was my pastor for thirty years iam going to miss him blessing to the family he lived what he preached

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    Apostle Donna Washington Ingram says

    Words can’t express the feelings I felt of hearing of the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. I have truly been blessed by his guidance, correction and love shown to me and my family throughout the years. I won’t forget his wisdom he taught at Christian Charity Deliverance Church ( Wakefield). Rest on thy good & faithful servant

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