Carnations 6

Melinda "Dicey" Brooks

July 1, 1959 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 62)



“I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore - very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more.  But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry, from the waters lifted me, now safe am I.  Love lifted me, love lifted me, when nothing else could help – Love Lifted Me.”

Mrs. Melinda Wood Brooks entered eternal rest on December 30, 2021 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Wood Jr. and the late Hazel Marie Wood and the wife of James Brooks Sr.   

Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:00 noon at Beach River Funeral Home Chapel, Elizabeth City, North Carolina with Rev. Alicia White of Greater Anointing Ministries as Eulogist. A public walk-through viewing will be Friday, January 7, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Masks are still required for all services. 

Melinda leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband James Brooks Sr. of the home; two sons, James Brooks Jr. (Jasmyne) and Kevin Brooks (Alexis) both of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; one daughter, Natalie Brooks Jones (Donviar), Elizabeth City, North Carolina; two brothers, Linwood Clifton Wood and Michael Wood (Euron), Elizabeth City, North Carolina; six grandchildren; several aunts and uncles and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.


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January 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
January 8, 2022

12:00 PM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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