Nellie Ree Harris Brooks
Nellie Ree Harris Brooks, 81, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 2.
Harris Brooks was born April 25, 1928, in Rutherford, North Carolina. She was an active member of St. John Baptist Church.
Harris Brooks is preceded in death by her husband Willard J. Brooks; three brothers, Rushel B, Billy Ray and James E. Harris; two sisters, Arvella and Claraine Harris; and longtime companion Johnny Miles.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Brooks of Flushing, New York; daughter, Janice Marie Brooks of Far Rockaway; sister, Margaret Twitty of North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Veronica Brooks; son-in-law, Darrell Jordan of Far Rockaway; 11 grandchildren, Jamol Brooks, Julius Brooks, Mecca Johnson, Medina Johnson, Malcolm Wilson, Marcus Pearce, Jasmine Brooks, Jakeem Brooks, Sharonica Webb, Gregory "Butter" Webb and Shaquana Webb; six greatgrandchildren, Sabrina Robinson Brooks, Kyle Brooks, Tamel Brooks, Justin Boone, Gregory Webb Jr, and LaTeef Brown of Far Rockaway; six brothers-in-law, Paul Twitty, Donald, Mason, Alvin, Burrell, and Dean Brooks; four sisters-in-law, Alphia Brooks, Lottie Harris, Minnie Harris, and Tommie Harris; friends, Dorothy Brown, Clara Blackwell, and Sophie McVea Glenn; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service took place at St. Johns Baptist Church, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Amityville Cemetery, Amityville, New York.