Stanley Brooks, affectionately known as “Butch”, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 17, 2021. Stanley was born on November 23, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina, to the late John J. and Lucille Mobley Brooks, Sr. Reared in a Christian home, Stanley accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church, where he sang on the choir. Stanley graduate of the 1971 Class of Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, SC. Shortly afterwards, he joined the United States Army, where he served in the Vietnam War. After twenty years of service, he retired as a decorated Sergeant First Class at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. There, he continued to work with the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Mars Petcare. Stanley was a member of Red Hill Lodge #144 F&AM PHA, Alcolu, South Carolina. Stanley enjoyed the remainder of his life in Charlotte, NC. He enjoyed physical activities such as running and biking. He also loved to cook, sing and laugh. “Butch” leaves to cherish his memory: three loving children, Stanley Tyrone Brooks, Christopher Lamont (Shirley) Brooks, Jessica Naomi Brooks, all of Georgia; three brothers, John James (Gloria) Brooks of Dalzell, South Carolina, Conrad (Delores) Brooks of Wedgefield, South Carolina, Dean Lewis Brooks of Concord, North Carolina; one grandson, Aurelius C. Brooks; his loving fiancé, Carrie Rosenborough of Charlotte, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during all visitation at the home 5717 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgefield, Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Jeanette Collins Murray, officiating and the Rev. Elijah Geter, eulogist. Burial will be in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia. The procession will leave the home at 9:45 a. m.
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