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File #: 0348X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To honor, recognize and celebrate the life Estelle May Brooks, 1930-2019.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson



To honor, recognize and celebrate the life Estelle May Brooks, 1930-2019.                     



WHEREAS,  Estelle May was born on October 9, 1930, in Montego Bay, Jamaica to Wycliffe Lecept Service  and Rachel Adassa Service  and later moved to Columbus, Ohio; and


WHEREAS, Estelle May received her Nursing Degree from Harrogate College, North Yorkshire, England serving as nurse in both the UK and USA; and


WHEREAS, Estelle May was an active member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder, and committed her service to the youth and women of the congregation in many capacities; and

WHEREAS, Estelle May was Past President of Lockbourne AFB NCO Women’s Club, the first Black Woman to serve as President or an Officer in the history of this organization;

WHEREAS, Estelle May was Past President of the Bethany Presbyterian Women’s Organization and various other civic and community contributions and positions; and

WHEREAS, Estelle May is predeceased by her loving husband, William Henry Brooks: parents Wycliffe and Rachel Service; and brothers, Lloyd Service, Charles Service, Wilbert Service and William Service. She  leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughters, Chris Brooks and Cheryl Brooks Sullivan; grandchildren, Rachel Adasssa Moore and Ashley Chevonne (Bertram) McCleskey Jr. ; great-grandchildren, Gregory Lewis Sullivan-Crockett and Service, Kathleen OJudan, Christine Grant and Geneive Ademuyiwa; brother and sister, Sidney and Delores George; sons, Norman Virgil Whiteside and James Green; and many other relatives and friends; now therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby honor, recognize, and celebrate the life of Estelle May Brooks.