Rudolph Brooks passed away March 2, 2019 in Pascagoula, MS at the age of 89.
Rudolph was born June 12, 1929 to John and Jenny Brooks in Ellisville, MS. He graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1947. After graduation, he proudly served is country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. After serving his country, Rudolph served the people as a line foreman for Mississippi Power, where he retired after 32 years. Rudolph has been a member of First Assembly of God since 1942. After retirement, he pursued his call for the ministry as an ordained Assembly of God minister. During his lifetime, Rudolph enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, riding motorcycles, flying airplanes and coaching baseball. He was active in the Pascagoula Dixie Youth baseball league, where he helped coach the 1972 all-star team to the finals in the Dixie Youth World Series in Winterhaven, Florida.
Rudolph was a faithful man of God that ministered to many people during his lifetime. He survived three diagnoses of cancer and his faith was unwavering. He is preceded in death by his father John Brooks, his mother Jenny V. Brooks and his brother Fred Brooks. Rudolph is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joyce (Perez) Brooks, four children Judy (Randy) Barfield, Michael (Liz) Brooks, Barry (Lea Ann) Brooks and Tammy (Lavon) James, 8 grandchildren Jaime Barfield (Brian) McGowan, Randa Barfield (Scott) Ryder, Brad (Kassie) Brooks, Jessica (Brent) Easton, Maghan James, TJ (Britney) Brooks, Dallas (Kellie) Brooks and Logan James, 11 great-grandchildren, Analeice, Hayze, Carson, Parker, Brynnlee, Wyatt, Gabe, Ilyssa, Madison, MaKenna, Nolan and three great-granddaughters on the way.
Pallbearers will be Brad Brooks, TJ Brooks, Dallas Brooks, Scott Ryder, Brent Easton and Heath Pierce. Honorary pall bearers will be Brian McGowan, Carson Ryder, Gabe Easton, Hayze McGowan, Parker Pierce, Nolan Brooks and Wyatt Brooks.
Visitation will be Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Canaan Assembly of God from 11am -1pm. The funeral will follow at 1pm. Interment with Military Honors will conclude at Serene Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com.
In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been set up at First Federal Savings and Loan to help support upcoming ministers in the Assembly of God. Please mail donations to P.O. Box 640 Pascagoula, MS 39568.