In Loving

Eric Mitchell Brooks

January 16, 1972 – July 16, 2024

Eric Brooks, 52, of New York entered into eternal rest on June 16, 2024, in Richmond Va. Born on January 16, 1972, Eric grew up in a loving home and carried that warmth into all his relationships as a devoted father, brother, and cherished friend.

He received his formative education at Richmond Public Schools, followed by John Marshall High School, where he cultivated many lifelong friendships.

A passionate basketball enthusiast, Eric often found joy and camaraderie on the court. This pastime was more than a mere diversion; it was a significant part of his life that enabled him to touch the lives of many with his team spirit and sportsmanship.

Left to honor Eric and remember his love is his father, Louis “Kenny” Brooks; and his two sons, DiMario Brooks {Sherika Richards) and Nyeem Brooks (Nagida Rock); his brothers, Dwayne Tyrone Jones, Louis Martin, and Chauncey Hazel Sr.; along with his sisters, Yolanda Maria, Jessica Nicole, Gloria Marie, and Danielle Lindsay; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, especially his lifelong friends, Raymond “Ray-Ray” Lawrence, Antoine ‘Toine” Lewis, “Co-Co’: Chuck, “Wolf’: and “Cheese”. He now joins in peace his mother, Barbara Denise Maxwell; his brothers, Alexander ”Al” Hazel and Anastasio Brooks, who preceded him in death.

Affinity Funeral Service of Richmond, VA, has the solemn privilege of conducting the funeral rites. The family kindly requests the presence of those by Eric to gather in commemoration of a life welI-lived and dearly missed. A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2024 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.

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In lieu of customary remembrances the family asks that any gestures of sympathy be expressed through fond memories and quiet reflection on the joy Eric brought into the world.