Morris Lynwood Brooks
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Morris Lynwood Brooks
  • November 15, 1941 - July 12, 2017
  • Adelphi, Virginia

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On July 12, 2017, Morris Lynwood Brooks was called home to be with the Lord. He was born November 15, 1941 in Riverton, Virginia. He was the fourth of eight children born to the late James Russell and Hattie Walden Brooks. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Russell "Buddy" Brooks, Jr. and his sister, Peggy Marie Porter.

He attended and graduated school in Warren County while enjoying friendships with a few great friends. As a trusting and determined young man, he answered the call to serve his nation in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He was drafted on the same day as his younger brother Robert "Bobby" Brooks and they attended the same boot camp. After attending boot camp, he was stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War and was eventually honorably discharged.

Upon his return to the United States, Morris spent the remainder of his years in the Washington metropolitan area. Like his father, he worked for American Van Lines as a mover for over a decade and was well-liked by his colleagues, as well as, being admired for his strong muscular frame. In his later years, Morris worked as a plumber and certified maintenance contractor for various apartment buildings primarily in Northwest Washington, DC area.

While Morris was more of an introvert, he loved his family, body building, fishing, catching turtles, telling a good story, and his beloved Dallas Cowboys. In his later years, various health concerns brought him to The Heartland Rehabilitation Center in Adelphi, MD where he experienced some physical improvements and spiritual healing. It was at this long-term facility where he came to salvation and developed a firm belief system which sustained him until he crossed over into the presence of God.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers, Robert Brooks of Waldorf, MD and Wayne Brooks (and wife Joan) of Front Royal, VA; his sisters, Rosetta Mason of Winchester, VA, Gloria Jean Campbell of Lorton, VA and Betty Ann Miranda of Front Royal, VA; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews and a host of family members and friends.