Mr. John Larry Brooks, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at his home in Pope, MS.
Mr. Brooks was born on April 20, 1942, in Panola County, MS to The Late Amanda Estelle McGregory Brooks and John Barton Brooks. He retired from the South Panola School District and was a member of Courtland Baptist Church where he served as Minister of Music for many years. Mr. Brooks loved music and was a talented guitar player. He enjoyed woodwork, gardening and yard work. His greatest loves, second only to his Lord and Savior, were his children and grandchildren. He considered his family his greatest accomplishment and loved each one of them dearly.
Mr. Brooks leaves behind his loving family which includes his wife of 53 years, Brenda Kornegay Brooks of Pope, MS; two daughters, Pamela Brooks Ellis (Robert) of Courtland, MS and Cassie Brooks of Batesville, MS; two sons, John Scott Brooks of Courtland, MS and Andy Thomas Brooks (Rhonda) of Hernando, MS; one sister, Patricia Brooks Cole of Oxford, MS; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2pm in Courtland Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the church on Saturday from 12pm until service time at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bible League International, 3801 Eagle Nest Dr., Crete, IL 60417 or to Courtland Baptist Church.
Dickins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.