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Lelia Roberts Brooks passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the age of one-hundred six (106). She was born in Cleveland County, Shelby, North Carolina on February 2, 1912, to the late Clarence and Eugenia Oates Roberts.  She was married to the late Joseph (Joe) Brooks for sixty (60) years.  Lelia was preceded in death by her only child, James (Jim) Roberts; six (6) sisters: Margaret Lateny, Mamie Roberts, Julia Roberts, Isabella Ramseur, Elizabeth Lewis, and Leoila Patterson; four (4) brothers: Gus Roberts, John Roberts, Josh Roberts, and Robert Roberts. Lelia was employed by Sweet Shoppe Bakery during her earlier years.  She was also a homemaker.  She was known for the love of her fancy hats and flashy jewelry.  She was a loyal and faithful member of Temple Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Group Six.   Left to cherish her memories:  one surviving sister, Iola Ellis of Shelby, NC; a favorite nephew: Samuel (Eloise) Whitworth, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved in-laws and friends.      A service honoring her life will be held at the Cassie Coote-Brown Chapel of Perry J. Brown Funeral Home; 909 E Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The visitation will begin at 12:30 pm and service will follow at 1 pm. The internment will take place following the service at Piedmont Memorial Cemetery; McConnell Rd, Greensboro.

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  • Friday, March 23, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    To the family of __________. I am sorry for your loss of a very special person to all of you. Death as we know in this world is a part of life that we find hard to accept Please know that GOD is a stronghold in the time of your distress. Nahum 1:7
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family of Sister Lelia Brooks. May God continue to bless you. Temple Memorial Baptist Church
    ~ L. Dean Fleming   Jamestown, NC
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Thank you for letting us meet Leila three years ago at the Manor when my mom moved in. She and Leila were instant friends and we loved hearing all of Leilia’s stories about growing up! She was truly a special person and we will miss her greatly. Love Daneal Randy and Helen
    ~ Daneal & Randy Hawkins   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    My deepest condolences are with your family for the lose of your love one Lelia. Her passing is a traumatic experience, however, our Heavenly Father, Jehovah who also feels the pain of your lose. Furthermore, he comforts your family because he sent his son eJesus to die in order for Lelia could have the hope of a resurrection. The Bible book of Acts 24:15 states, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous” and at that time God will remember every detail about Lelia and bring her back. Therefore, pray to the god of all comfort, Jehovah who will comfort and stregthen your family at this time of grief. ( go to for more info)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC