Plant Memorial Trees
Thursday, June 15, 2023
11:00 - 11:45am (Eastern time)
Thursday, June 15, 2023
12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Sylvia “C.A.” Brooks answered the call of her name and gladly accepted her invitation to eternal rest with the Lord on Sunday June 11, 2023. Born on September 19, 1938, Mrs. Brooks was the eldest of seven children born from the beautiful union of the late Reverend Garland L. Warren and Mrs. Lucille Warren of Kernersville, N.C.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her devoted husband of over 50 years, Genell Brooks. Her loving parents preceded her in death. Her five younger brothers, Ronald “Ronnie”, Gary Michael “Bones”, Walter “Reggie”, Aaron, and Malcolm “Mack”, predeceased her. She was also preceded in death her closes confident, her younger sister, Shirley W. White; and her nephews, Sergio S. White and Antwan Carter.
She leaves to cherish her memory two loving and committed daughters, Patrice “Penny” West of the home, and Latonia “Toni” King (Spencer) of Kernersville N.C., as well as her two grandsons, Brent West (Cecilia) and Shawn Brooks; 3 greatgrandchildren: Brelynn “HoneyPot”, Carter “Maybelle”, and Mekayla. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, which she adored.
Sylvia will be remembered fondly by her cousins and other relatives, which include: Phyllis McNeil of High Point, N.C., Gaylia Jones, Jennifer Huff, Deborah Watson, Donnie Warren, Billy (Lillie) Jones, and Alecia Harvey of Winston-Salem N.C., Cynthia W. Cunningham of Greensboro, N.C., Frederick Warren of Charlotte, N.C., Billy Warren of Pittsburgh, PA., Carl Chambers of Richmond, CA., Andrea Brannon and Webster Chambers of Kernersville N.C.
Mrs. Sylvia Brooks grew up in the historically black community of Kernersville, N.C., where she was raised with the core values of God, family, hard work, and community. The supportive nature of her community amongst neighboring families remained a factor throughout her life and remains as part of a legacy that has been passed on to her children and surviving family members. As a community advocate she was a member of the Good Neighbor Club.
She was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age when she joined the Saint Paul United Methodist Church in her community. She remained an active member with the church until declining health and even then, continued to support the church through her prayers and giving. Sylvia was an active member of the church for most of her life, serving in various capacities; such as Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, Methodist Women's Fellowship, and Communion Ministry. She was also involved in administrative roles such as Pastor and Parrish Relations.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Pilson officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00-11:45 AM prior to the service.