(ROANOKE) Barbara A. Brooks, a life-long resident of the historic East Roanoke community,died Sunday, June 25, 2023, at Tanner East Alabama in Wedowee.
Barbara Ann Brooks is the daughter of the late Jesse Brooks and Lucille Johnson-Traylor, natives of Chambers County. Barbara was always somewhat of a “home-body” when not working,and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was born in Roanoke on Aug. 25,1942. At an early age, she joined Sweet Home Baptist Church in Five Points. She remained a life-long member of Sweet Home, attending when she could, as she spent most of her time supporting her family as a single mother.
Barbara graduated from the historic Randolph County Training School in 1961. Barbara was a devoted employee of Milliken & Company in LaGrange where she worked as a material handler and retired after more than 35 years.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents. After the death of her parents, Barbara was steadfast in caring for her younger brothers, all of whom preceded her in death, Randy Traylor, Ronnie Traylor, Tracy Tyrone Traylor and Anthony Traylor.
She is survived by two devoted sons: Stacey Brooks (Michelle), of Roanoke and Stanford Brooks (Pamela) of Douglasville, Ga.; one granddaughter, Ashley Brooks; and two grandsons: Stanford Brooks, Jr. and Dylan Brooks; one great grandson, Terrence Dunn; and a host of other loving relatives, neighbors and friends.
There will be a celebration of life ceremony for Brooks Saturday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Five Points.