Family VisitationRay Funeral And Cremation Service
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
On December 01, 2018, at exactly 4:00 a.m., Deacon Nathaniel Brooks peacefully and sweetly left his wife, family, friends, and his old earthly body and went home to be with Jesus. He was born March 16, 1937 in Weaverville, NC, to the late Thomas Brooks and Avis Clipper Brooks.
Nathaniel was employed by Biltmore Oil Company for 38 years and part-time by Ray Funeral & Cremation Service for15 years. He was former Chairman of the Deacon Board at Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Weaverville, NC. Nathaniel and his brother organized the first choir at the church and served as president of the choir. He was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and a life member of the NAACP. Nathaniel also served as President of the Baird Family Reunion for several years.
He was preceded in death by brothers, James E. Brooks and Thomas Brooks.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 36 years, Shirley Brooks; sisters, Frankie Millhouse of Chicago, IL and Ruby Jean Brooks of Kansas City, MO; several nieces and nephews; many cousins; other relatives and friends.