(HARTFORD, Conn.) Jesse James Hooks, 81 of Hartford, Conn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

A graveside services was Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery in the Welch community with Pastor Connie Hall as eulogist.

Mr. Hooks is survived by his children, Jernigan "Johnny" Hooks (Martila) and Roslynn Hooks, both of New Britain, Conn., and Veronica Hooks of Whitinsville, Mass.; daughter-in-law, Iris Hooks of East Hartford, Conn.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 siblings, Hattie Brooks, Lemerle Gunn, Irene Roundtree (Jerry), Jessie Mae Griffin (Godfrey), Sheila Higgins (Sanders), Gwendolyn Hooks, Stanley Hooks, Carrie Copeland (Curtis), Dianne Phillips, Michael Wood and Martha McCurty; sister-in-law, Cynthia Hooks; and host of other relative and friends.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home, LaFayette

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