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Obituary for Raymond Brooks

Raymond Eugene Brooks, 86, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Moss Point, MS. He was born February 25, 1931, in Bemis, TN to the late Raymond C. and Jewel P. Brooks.



At the age of 16, he left home from TN to work as a groomsman for the Trotter Race Horse Circuit. After several years, he moved to Mobile, AL and eventually to Pascagoula, MS, where he worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding. He later worked construction where helped build the Old Grain Elevator.



On January 23, 1954 Raymond married Yvonne Shirley Helms. He then began working for his father-in-law where he became a master carpenter until his retirement. Along the way he helped many people and neighbors.



Along with his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Yvonne Brooks.



He is survived by his son, William “Bill” Brooks; daughter, Shirley Jean Jones; and grandson, Brandon Philios; along with other relatives and friends.



Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point/Escatawpa, MS from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point, MS.



Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Raymond Eugene Brooks at www.heritagefuneralhome.us


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Visitation

Friday

8

Sep

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562

Service

Friday

8

Sep

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562

cemetery

Friday

8

Sep

3:00 PM
Serene Memorial Gardens

12640 HWY 613
Moss Point, Mississippi 39562

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