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Robert Lee Brooks, Sr.


Sunrise: July 26, 1943

Sunset: September 20, 2020

Robert Lee Brooks Sr, born July 26,1943 in Norfolk, VA County by way of delivery of a midwife. He was called to rest early Sunday morning on September 20,2020. He was employed at E.V.Williams Construction Company as a truck driver. He was a gifted artist, he loved to play the drums and cut hair. He enjoyed dancing and telling jokes.

Robert was most often called by his nickname “CAT.” He was a generous person and liked to help others when he
could. “Cat” really loved his family. Robert married Celestine Tucker on November 13, 1967. They lived in  Chesapeake for many years, where they raised five children. Robert was a hard worker, in his youth he worked on the farm while living with his parents. As an adult he worked hard as a truck driver.

Robert is survived by his wife, Celestine Brooks; his children, Karen, Carla, Robert Jr., Shiquita (Donald) and Marcus; sisters, Carlette and Brenda. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Fletcher Brooks Sr, and Annie Mae Brooks; brother, Willie Fletcher Brooks, Jr. Robert has 9 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that loved him.

Viewing Monday, September 28, 2020 2:00pm - 5:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Graveside Service Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:00am Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Malikah Carroll says

    Hi granddaddy I love you and I miss you, glory be to God, I’m happy to have been able to spend time with you at cookouts and all it hurts to know your gone, I love you and know God have you.,Your goof troop granddaughter…

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      Stevie & Linda Bright says

      We will miss you cuz. Although we have not seen each other in years. Still we were and still are family.

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    Carla carroll says

    Cat I miss you man but I know you are in paradise with Jesus!!! R.i.p. til I see you again 🙏🙏❤❤🌹🌹

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    Florine L Lauzon says

    My condolences and prayers to my family so sorry for the passing of cousin cat love each and everyone sincerely Laverne

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    Brena Daniels (Carlette’s Oldest Daughter) says

    Dear Uncle Cat, My Birthday Twin and My Favorite Uncle 🙂 Thank you for all the many, many jokes you’ve told me over the years! I laughed at each and every one of them! May you rest peacefully with Our Savior. I hope you draw all over those pearly gates and make the angels smile, too 🙂 Don’t let heaven get too boring — bring some laughter like only you can! You are the Coooooolest Cat I know! This is not goodbye, Unc-Unc… just see you soon 😊♥️😇♥️😊

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      BARBARA HALSEY says

      AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF MY COUSIN CAT. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. DEEPEST SYMPATHY BARBARA NIXON HALSEY AND FAMILY

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    Marcus Brooks says

    Ship, man I am writing this from the heart. My love for you will never die. I appreciate everything you ever done for me, Lord knows this is one of the most painful goodbyes, so I will say what I said to you on many occasions “I will see you later pop.” Your legacy will live through all your children. You will be my “OG” I promise to you that your beautiful wife and our loving mother will be taken care of. Your pain and suffering is over. I was selfish because I want you here But you taught me the lord makes no mistakes. You are at peace and my you finally dwell in the house of the lord as your job on earth is done. So in conclusion Ship Rest In Peace and I will see you again.

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    Carlette says

    Hey my twin (everyone has always commented that we look just alike). I know you are pain free and HAPPY – By the way, I saw the red plaid shirt and it was nice. I was sooo sad when I heard that you had passed, I could not stop crying. However, I understand that heaven was missing an Angel, and it was your time to leave. I will miss you and will see you again one day.
    – Carlette –

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