Micah Brooks, 60 years old, died peacefully at Capital Health Hopewell in Hopewell, NJ on the morning of November 4th 2021 after battling a long-time illness.
Micah was born on March 5th, 1961 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Oscar Brooks and Alice Brooks. He graduated from Trenton High in 1980. He was always a well-known and well-liked individual, stemming from his time playing for the Trenton Tornadoes in high school. Micah, also known by his peers as ‘Brother Atmosphere’ was able to take his love of sports, his love of his community and dedication to Trenton’s youth and create magic with it. He successfully founded the Trenton All-Years Scholar and Athletics Development Program. His motto was ‘Bringing back one youth at a time’. His dream was to bring community together and invest in the youth of Trenton, NJ – and he did so successfully with a team of people rallying behind him to help him realize that dream into reality.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Brooks and Alice Hopkins, his sister Denise Beckett and his brother Ronald Brooks.
He is survived by his daughters, Cekeira Brooks and Jasmin Brooks, Toinette Lott, his sister Sharon Wooding and his brother in-law Charles Wooding, his stepmother Lois Brooks, his stepbrother and stepsister, Reggie and Angel Dash. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ajanay Johnson-Brooks, Aniyah Johnson-Brooks, Sarai Brooks-Holman, Ja’Thai Cruz, Ahmai Brooks-Harris, Jermaine Bailey and Mekhi Lott. Micah is survived as well, by his nieces Alicia Evans, Safia Brooks, Joy Beckett, Tameka Khatri, Terri Brooks, Faith Beckett, Orion Samuels, Israel Evans, Isis Robinson, Ronnie Brooks and his nephews, Kennie Evans, Kori Brooks and Emmanuel Beckett. He is also survived by a host of cousins, family and friends.
Micah Brooks was the epitome of perseverance. Not only was he able to make his dreams a realization, but he made sure that his family was very much included in his endeavors to create a future for a city he very much loved with all his heart and soul.
Funeral service will be 11am Monday, November 15, 2021 at Samaritan Baptist Church, 531 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.