On Thursday, October 21, 2021,our all wise God, called our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Deacon Ganes Brooks, Sr. home from his labor to his eternal rest.
Deacon Ganes was born March 26, 1928 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to the late Albert and Cora Cobbs Brooks. He was educated in the public schools of Stanly County North Carolina.
Deacon Ganes traveled and worked from North Carolina through Virginia as a channel fisherman and farmer until he ended his stay in Dorchester County Maryland. Deacon Ganes went to work for the Town of Cambridge for several years as a sanitation worker and he later went to work and retired from Valley protein in Linkwood, Maryland after several years of faithful service. Deacon Ganes Joined Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cambridge, Maryland where he was a faithful member serving on the deacons board, trustee board, on the men’s choir and shinning lights gospel choir and a faithful Sunday school attendee.
Everyone knew Deacon Ganes loved to pray and preach from the book of Job. Deacon Ganes was also a great fisherman and cook.
Deacon Ganes was pre-deceased by his wife Myrtle Ann Tilghman Brooks, A son Derrick Morgan Brooks Sr., nine siblings: Albert Brooks, Watson Brooks Sr., Milford Brooks, Joe Brooks, Otis Brooks, Lavanda Sturdivant, Geneva Lily, Georgia Parker, and Norexa Ewing.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son Ganes Brooks, Jr, (East New Market), two sisters: Martha Brown (Houston Texas) and Dora Copeland (Matthews North Carolina), two brother-in-law‘s: Corinthian Tilghman, Johnnie Tilghman Sr. both of (Cambridge, Maryland), one sister-in-law Clarabelle Tilghman (Cambridge, Maryland), 10 Grandchildren, 15 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great grandchild.