Linda Sharon Brooks, 68 entered eternal peace on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the home of her daughter from complications related to illness.
Linda was born July 14, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois to Clifford Kilpatrick and Mercedes P. Thomas. She dedicated her life to God at an early age and served as an active member of the Temple of Mercy Healing Fire Church under the leadership of her mother, Rev. Mercedes Edwards and stepfather Bishop Marshall Edwards. For nearly 19 years Linda stayed away from the church but she continued studying the Bible, reading spiritual books, and reading inspirational articles. The Science of Mind book written by Ernest Holmes inspired her the most. She re-dedicated her life to God in 1990 at Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church, under the pastorate of Elder Arthur L. Stokes, Pastor, in Tucson, Arizona. Linda relocated to Chicago, Illinois October 31, 1992. She joined Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Pastor Steve Jones and First Lady, Beverly Jones. Linda joined the church choir under the choir’s director George Mays. She continued under the pastorate of Pastor Jones in 1993 when he founded Praise Tabernacle Deliverance Baptist Church, where she continued singing in the choir the Voices of Praise. Bishop Steve Jones licensed Linda S. Brooks as an Associate Minister December 8, 1996.
She has held positions as, Sunday School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Head of Evangelism Team, Director Outreach Ministry, and Coordinator for Vacation Bible School In August 1998 Minister Brooks moved her membership and joined Christ Unity Capital Church under the pastorate of her aunt, Dr. Rev. Helen Jewell Daniels, known to some as Evangelist Helen J. Daniels. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Speaker and functions in many other positions when needed. In March 2000 Minister Brooks re-instated her membership with Praise Tabernacle Deliverance Baptist Church. She serves as a Minister Council Representative and Director of Vacation Bible School and was an active member of Praise Evangelism Ministry Linda is currently a member of Second Mt Calvary M.B. Church under the leadership of her cousins, Pastor Ronald Spencer and First Lady, Evangelist Vida Spencer She has earned several degrees since relocating to Chicago. She earned an Honor Associate of Art in Sociology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling. She also has a Certificate Airline/Travel Career and a Certificate Financial Examiner Trainee. Minister Brooks death was proceeded by her mother; Rev. Mercedes Edwards and several siblings.
She is survived by her
children: daughter Renika D. Nole (Michael) of Acworth GA and son Marcus D
Brooks (Ashley) of Chicago IL. Brothers: Quentin Troy Thomas of Kansas City MO
and Marshall Edwards of Mesa, AZ Sisters: Yvonne (Bonnie) Thomas of Chicago,
IL; Sheila Cogborn of Tucson, AZ; Beverly Jean Johnson of Tucson, AZ; and
Carita Wilson of Layton, UT. Grandchildren: Andre, Aliyah, Marcus Jr. and Queen
Marie, Jasmin, Kenny, and Julian. Great Grandchildren: Amirah. And many Aunts
cousins, nieces and nephews. Minister Brooks says that her success is based on
her children’s maturity in the spirit of God’s love, mercy, and grace. Funeral
Services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 PM, in the chapel of
Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main St. Acworth, GA. The family will
receive friends at 2:00 PM, prior to the funeral. Condolences can be left
for the family below.