George Ulric Brooks, Jr.

October 19, 1934 - May 13, 2013
George Ulric Brooks, Jr.

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George Ulric (Mickey) Brooks, Jr., 78, of Williamsburg passed away May 13, 2013. Born October 19, 1934 in Sycamore, VA, he was the son of the late G.U.Brooks, Sr. and Vera White Brooks. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vera Colucci.

Mickey is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Blankinship Brooks, two sons: G.U.Brooks, III and H. Vincent Brooks; a brother, Ray B. Brooks and wife, Sharon, and cousin (or “second brother”), D. T. LeFew, Jr. and wife, Barbara.

Upon his mother’s passing, he went to live with his aunt, Vivian B. LeFew in Lynchburg, Va.

He graduated from E. C. Glass High School where he was voted friendliest in his class, and served as band president and lead drummer. He spent three years as a Naval Hospital Corpsman before attending Lynchburg College.

George was a Boy Scout leader, member of the Jaycees, Rotary Club, and Salvation Army where he was named Southeastern Division Man of the Year.

He began his professional career with Blue Cross, moved to real estate, and ultimately began his own business cleaning carpets.

In addition to his sense of humor, he was known for his dedication to volunteering, ministering and encouraging those in need.

Mickey was devoted to his Savior, his family and his fellow man. He was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship in Lynchburg and Williamsburg Christian Church in Williamsburg.

He left quite a legacy…much more than any of us will ever know.

A celebration of his life will take place at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, May 22 At Williamsburg Christian Church on John Tyler Lane.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the Salvation Army as this was his charity of choice


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
12:00 AM

Williamsburg Christian Church - Directions
200 John Tyler Lane
Williamsburg, VA

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  • May 19, 2013
    Alex&Yale Greer says:
    All our love to your whole family. Mickey was a dear friend to us all

  • May 18, 2013
    David P. Farris says:
    Mrs Brooks, Ricky, and Vince, My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your husband/father. I last saw Mr. Brooks cleaning up the house on Nicholas before the final move to Williamsburg. I was very saddened when I read the obituary, but at the same time, many things clicked for me. Your dad was ALWAYS a great friend to my dad. Even after 30 years of being in banking and being laid off, Mr. Brooks was one of the few people who remained loyal as a friend to him when very few people came around or just abandoned him because he lost his job(which speaks volumes). I thought it was just through business, because my dad was a banker and your dad knew him through real estate. Now I get it, my dad was a drummer at E.C. Glass too. It all comes together. They knew each other back in "their" day and it carried over though the years. What is also ironic, is that I started kindergarten at Sandusky Elem with Tad LeFew and were classmates till the time we graduated and had no idea you were cousins. I never even saw you guys speak at school (Sandusky Jr, Dunbar, Glass) but I kept to myself a lot. I think my dad referred to Mr. LeFew as "Buddy". I guess they all knew each other back then. The reason my sister, myself, and my brother Mark were going through the house on Nicholas several years ago, is that is where we lived for many years till we moved to Sandusky. I lived there from when I was an infant till 6 yrs old. The Enochs bought the house and I'm actually related to her distantly. We were really glad to see your dad then and all of us send our condolences to a very fine gentleman. Just to let you know, I wish you could have seen it that day, when he was talking about how well his sons were doing and how successful they were in their careers. I hope you have many good memories. Thank you for letting me share. I know we weren't what you would call "friends" in school, but what I do know is that you (Rick) were a good person who always did the right thing. Hope your mom is doing o.k. and hope that you will take care of her well. Deepest sympathy, David Prescott Farris

  • May 18, 2013
    Cynthia Farris Utterback says:
    Say hi to dad for us, he thought so much of you! Rest in peace...

  • May 18, 2013
    Barry Brown says:
    Shirley, I'm so sorry to learn of Mickey's passing. Wish more effort had been made to hook up with you two after these many years and miles apart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May 20, 2013
    Steven and Carter Sonders says:
    We were so very sorry to learn of Mickey's passing. He was a fine man who loved God and his family more than anything else. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley, George and Vince.