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Mr. Kenneth Lee Brooks
August 5, 1971 ~ May 12, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old
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Kenneth Lee Brooks Sr., was born in Alexander City, AL on August 5,1971 to the late Mr. Willie Frank Brooks Sr. and Mrs. Geraldine Piner Brooks. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marian Yvette Zachery.
Kenneth graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in 1990. Upon graduation, Kenneth gained more yardage by moving the ball to play collegiately by signing with Holmes Junior College in Goodman, MS as an Offensive Lineman. The game-changer was the acceptance of a scholarship to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to play on the first UAB football team from 1992-1994 under the coaching of his mentor The Late Coach James “ Doc” Hilyer. While attending UAB he became a member of the Pi Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated where he was known as “ Kenny Woo”.
After his college playing experience, he decided to continue his love for the game through coaching. He became a part of the coaching staff of the Birmingham Steel Magnolias Women Football League from 2002-2003. From 2004-2005 he became the Assistant Offensive/Defensive Line Coach with the Birmingham Steeldogs Arena Football League, under the leadership of Former Alabama Crimson Tide Player, Coach Bobby Humphrey.
Kenneth continued to enhance his love for football. He volunteered his time coaching with the Alexander City Parks & Rec Youth Football League. With his son by his side he won his first Superbowl Championship game as a Head coach in 2018. After moving to Calera in 2019 he continued to volunteer his time coaching for his son's football team at Calera Middle School as an Offensive / Defensive Lineman Coach.
He joined Miracle Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Eddie L. Hunter.
God drafted Kenneth Lee Brooks Sr. on May 12, 2023. Kenny Lee, the real MVP, put it all on the line. The game of his life is a headline that reads, “I fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
To cherish his memories the team consisted of: the love of his life of 26 years Mrs. Erika Yolanda Brooks. To this union 2 amazing children were born, one loving daughter Kenya A’kia Brooks and 1 devoted son Kenneth Lee Brooks Jr. (KJ). 5 sisters Carrie (Johnnie) Brown, Fayetteville, NC; Catherine Odom, Columbus, OH; Janice (Rickey) Robinson, Alexander City, AL; Sonya (the late Kenneth Maxwell), Alexander City, AL; Darnetta (Timothy) Jones Bolingbrook, IL. 1 brother: Willie Frank Brooks Jr. (Brenda), Alexander City, AL; Mother in Love and Father in Love Bishop John and Minister Judy Sandlin, Ashland, AL; 1 sister in law Julanda (Timothy) George, Alabaster, AL; 2 brother in laws Elder Eric (Joan) Sandlin, Lincoln, AL, & Minister Baron (Lakeeshia) Sandlin Anniston, AL; 1 uncle, Johnny Morris Brooks, Alexander City, AL; 3 aunts: Frankie Higgins, Alexander City, AL, Earline Mason, Cleveland, OH, and Helen Brooks, Alexander City, AL. A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.