Donald Elson Brooks, Sr., 84, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023, at Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Donald was born February 6, 1939, in North Carolina to the late Dewell Clyde Brooks and the late Blanche Love Brooks.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Edgar James Brooks, John Morris Brooks, Aulida Trull.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Polkton officiated by Rev. Billy Hill. Burial will immediately follow at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery at 4167 Rocky Mt. Church Rd., Polkton.
Survivors include wife, Janie Pence Brooks of Albemarle, NC; children, Donna Gale (Scott) Meynardie of Stanfield, NC, and Donald Elson (Donna) Brooks, Jr. of Locust, NC; step-children, Rita Pethel of Stanfield, NC, Timothy (Robin) Eatman of Polkton, NC, Barrett (Jeanette) Eatman of Albemarle, NC, Melanie (Jaye) Richardson of Peachland, NC; grandchildren, Stacy Moss and Justin Eudy and numerous step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Chase (Brittany) Simpson and Kaden Moss; and great-great-grandchildren, Salem, Hudson, and Tynslee.
Donald loved working on cars and painting cars. He loved children and animals - so much that they called him "Dollar Don" at the church because he would always give the kids a dollar.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 4167 Rocky Mount Church Road, Polkton, NC 28135
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Brooks family.