Lucretia Warde Brooks enjoyed a loving, graceful and prosperous life for 98 years.
The beloved daughter of James Ward and Maude (Payne) Clifford of Clairton, Pa. (deceased). The oldest of eight, preceded in death by her siblings; Moton Clifford, James Ward Clifford Jr, Ernest Clifford, Phillip Clifford Sr, Lois Clifford, Esther Jones, Melva Jean Perry.
God, in His wisdom, called Mother Lucretia home to himself on October 26, 2020. Having been a witness and evangelist for the love of God for nearly a century, the Lord came and took her into his bosom while she slept. Lucretia entered the arms of Jesus with the same joy she exhibited and demonstrated during her entire walk. Truly a vessel of honor!
A Clairton graduate, former member of First AME in Clairton where she sang in the choir, and Mother Lucretia many years of service at Living Waters International, Clairton, developed her
into a woman after he was always there for the needy, for those that were hurting. She could always see the good in someone, no matter what, giving of herself and expecting nothing in return. She was an inspiration for all of the young women of the church and her community.
She loved to sing, was a great cook, and enjoyed inspirational writing.
The joy of her life and key to her heart were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nothing was too far-fetched; nothing was too silly. We are hard-pressed in this life to ever have a true friend, yet so many called her friend. Many called her Mom; she had a spirit that truly invited you into her world and allowed you to feel a part of it.
Once a member of the Eastern Stars, volunteering at the polls and political events, ever faithful in her service and steadfast in her belief, she led by example and encouraged her sons, daughters, granddaughters, and grandsons, to live a life that would be pleasing to God.
Most of Lucretia’s adult life was spent in Clairton, where she resided in Blair Heights with her loving husband Jesse Lee Brooks Senior who preceded her in death. She was a daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, blessed with eight children. During the war, she worked in the US Steel Mill, and also as a substitute teacher in the public school system for many years.
Lucretia died at home from natural causes and is survived by her five sons, Roy Lee Hamlin Jr, Jesse Lee Brooks Jr, (Patricia), Derek Stephen Brooks (Katie), Ward Anthony Brooks, Craig Alan Brooks Sr (Victoria); two daughters; Joanne Nadine Blackwell, Linda Teresa Hudson (Anthony) (daughter Crystal Gaye Brooks preceded her in death). She leaves to cherish her memory a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and associates.
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