|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1899|
Father - Josephus Cornelius Brooks (1850-1925)
Mother - Margaret Ellen Morris (1854-1915)
Siblings - Alice, Joseph, Felix A., Ada E., Henry T., Walter B., James W.
The following obituary was copied as it was printed. Contributed by FAG member Sue Lilley. Origiinal photocopy work by Jeff Jackson.
THE LAMPASAS LEADER
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11,1899
A Sad But Happy Death.
Ed Earnest Brooks, age 13 years son of J.C. and M.E. Brooks of Grundyville, departed this life at 3 p.m. August 1, leaving to his sorrowing parents, brothers, sisters, and many friends unquestionable evidence that he has fallen asleep in Jesus. He was sick only three days and suffered intensely. He had been attending the meeting held at Brook's crossing all the previous week, up to Sunday night. He had been an attentive hearer of the Gospel and was deeply interested. On Monday he was too ill to attend services. Dr. Dildy having been summoned, and every thing known to medical skill administered, Dr. Hamilton was called in consultation, and the disease pronounced spinal miningitis and the patient beyond hope. At this critical moment the little sufferer realizing that the end was near and being entirely conscious, began talking to the loved ones about him. He asked his mother to read to him from the the Testament, which she did. He then spoke of the last Hymn he had heard sung at the meeting, caling it 'a precious song', and said he wanted to sing it. So beginning, he sang the first verse of 'Are you ready for the Judgment day.' After this he said to his mother, 'I learned in the meeting how to trust Jesus, but I have not trusted him, and I am not ready for the Judgment Day' He then said 'I know how to trust Him and I have trusted Him.' Then he sang the last verse of the song, but changed the words in the chorus and instead of singing 'Are you ready,' sang 'I am ready' He then called on those who were saved to come and shake hands with him. His older brother Felix not being in the room at this time but coming in later, He called him to his side and said,
'Felix, I have trusted Christ and I know it, give me your hand' After this he called on all present to come and tell him goodbye telling them he would soon be in heaven.
This was only about a half hour before he passed over, which last half hour was one of terrible sufferning. So passed away another young life, one to whom the flowers of promise were just beginning to open. To sorrowing kindred and friends we can only say; with meek, submissive faith, look up to Him who doeth all things well, let Him be your refuge. Let His gracious promises be your consolation, knowing that the cherished one is now resting.
To his memory these lines are affectionately dedicated by one whose greatest desire is to lead the little ones to Jesus, for life and salvation.
W. LEE LACKEY.
Josephus Cornelius Brooks (1850 - 1925)
Margaret Ellen Morris Brooks (1854 - 1915)
Alice Lavada Brooks Haney (1872 - 1905)*
Joseph Marion Brooks (1874 - 1915)*
Felix Allen Brooks (1875 - 1932)*
Ed Earnest Brooks (1886 - 1899)
Rock Church Cemetery
Plot: Unmarked grave
Created by: Sue Lilley
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55496677
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Ed, you left this life too soon. Rest in peace, you are remembered.|
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Added: Dec. 8, 2010